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After-school Clubs & Saturday Schools

We are creating a network of after-school and weekend youth theatre clubs based in primary and secondary schools across London and the South East of England, with a view to expand nationally over the next few years.

It is currently safe to run such courses in small groups, but given uncertainty, changing guidance we hope to launch in early 2021.

We offer a LAMDA-based curriculum combined with our West End experience for reception to year 13 students, with content tailored to their age and ability. All settings will create a fun and engaging environment in which students can play, create and perform beyond their expectations!

​​What we offer:

With us, students will gain confidence, develop creativity, become more resilient, and learn essential life skills which can enhance their all-round development.

  • Regular classes for children in reception through to year 13

  • LAMDA based curriculum with options of taking grade exams

  • Classes led by trained and experienced professional performers

  • After-school classes lasting 45-60 minutes

  • Saturday schools with classes in acting, singing & dance over three hours

  • Part-time or full-time holiday programmes

 
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LAMDA

LAMDA is one of the UK’s oldest and most respected awarding bodies, offering practical examinations in communication and performance subjects for over 130 year, helping students of all ages and abilities to develop lifelong skills.

LAMDA exams are about achievement – recognising and rewarding the endeavours of each individual – but they are also about empowerment.

At the heart of LAMDA examinations is the recognition that the qualifications are for everyone. Across the globe, LAMDA's examinations unite learners of all ages, abilities, backgrounds and cultures in enthusiasm for the English language and a desire to develop skills for life.

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October Half-Term 2020 - Online

A fun and entertaining part-time online course for young performers based on Screen Acting, introducing students to acting and performance skills, and creating some screen performances along the way.

As an online course, this is ideal for children who want to learn, create, play and collaborate with new friends around the world. It will include:

  • Acting for stage 'v' screen

  • Creating self-tape auditions and showreel material

  • Voice and speech technique

  • Character development and scene studies

  • Shakespeare on sceen

Ages: 7-13 years

Dates: Monday 26th-Friday 30th October

Times: 10.00-13.00 daily

Fees: £175

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Bard Online - October Half-Term 2020

A more advanced course for students aged 14+, perhaps studying GCSE or A-Level English Literature or Drama who want to get ahead with their Shakespeare studies.

 

We'll be exploring acting techniques for stage and screen through Shakespeare's sonnets, scenes and speeches as we re-imagine staging via Zoom.

The programmemay include:

  • Acting for stage 'v' screen

  • Creating self-tape material

  • Fundamental actor techniques - voice, speech, character development, performing for the camera

  • Verse and Prose

  • Scene studies and staging via Zoom

Ages: 14-18 years

Dates: Monday 26th-Friday 30th October

Times: 14.00-17.00 daily

Fees: £175

Booking is now closed
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Online Weekly Drama Club

Following the success of our online summer school in July 2020, we're launching an online drama club with weekly classes after the October half-term holiday from Saturday 7th November 2020.

 

The programme is ideal for homeschool children, international students, and those without access to a local course.

Curriculum may include:

  • Acting

  • Communication skills

  • Shakespeare

  • Musical Theatre

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Getting Into Drama School

A five part course led by Jack Tutt, an actor and voice over artist.

 

How do you approach a drama school audition?

Where should you study?

What speeches should you prepare?

How do you pay for it and what happens after training?

 

This professional course will help to inform and dispel some of the fear and myths that have emanated about the drama school application process. A course of five, one-hour sessions including group and one-to-one consultations.

Session 1: Discussion on drama school or university, finding the right course for you, the application process

Session 2: What to prepare, speech and song choices, etc

Session 3: Reviewing choices, rehearsals and preparation

Session 4: The drama school experience – what to expect

Session 5: Life after drama school – Agents, jobs, support networks and how to support yourself

Who For: A-Level & Btec Drama and Performing arts students aged 16+, and anyone considering applying to drama schools.

When: Mondays 6-7pm, December 7th and 14th, January 11th, 18th and 25th

Fee: £50 per person. Maximim 10 places per course.

Early Booker Rate: Book by 15th November save 10%.

 

Jack trained at ALRA and will soon be starting an MA at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. His stage credits include MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS, MACBETH, THE JUNGLE BOOK, CINDERELLA (GTC), and THE MACHINE (Donmar).

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Writing on a Notebook

Playwriting with Max Wilkinson

This five part course will teach you about writing a range of scripts for different performance formats, with creative exercises and the opportunity to develop and review your own work. This may include:

 

  • How to structure scripts

  • Develop dialogue

  • Learn how to bring your characters and imagination to life

  • Fun writing tasks, games and discussions about theatre and film

  • Advice on where to study next if you want to pursue your script-writing career. 

 

By the end of the course, you'll have your first ten minute play or film, which can be performed in the class. 

Who For: Writers aged 13-18 years (writers aged 18+ click here)

When: 25th November, 2nd and 9th December, 20th and 27th January

Times: 16.00-17.00 BST

Fee: £50

Early Booker Rate: Book by 15th November save 15%.

Workshop Leader: Max Wilkinson


Max is an award-winning playwright, dramaturg and theatre practitioner. His plays have been produced at Theatre 503, the Kings Head Theatre, the Arcola, Paines Plough, and many others across London, and has collaborated with the Wooster Group in NYC, The English Theatre Berlin and the British Museum. 

 

He has run playwriting workshops with The Yard, The Gate and the Southwark Playhouse theatres for several years, and Theatre Workout is delighted to be working with him.

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Actress on a Stage

Stanislavski's Three Circles Of Focus

Constantine Stanislavski was a Russian theatre director who’s system is the foundation of modern method acting techniques used religiously by actors such as Dustin Hoffman and Meryl Streep.

This workshop will explore one of his core acting techniques - the three circles of focus, while also working through some other aspects of his acting philosophy, such as Emotional Memory and the magic 'if'. We may also contrast these techniques to the philosophy of other practitioners, such as Artaud and Grotowski.

Suitable for drama students aged 16+, teachers, public speakers, presenters, and anyone who speaks in public.

Dates/Times*: 7th January 2021, 17:00-18:30 | 28th January 2021, 17:00-18:30 | 7th February 2021, 12:00-13:30

Where: Zoom

Fee: £10-£25 per person

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* Individual workshops, not part of a course