WEEKLY SESSIONS

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Weekly sessions take place on Thursday afternoons/evenings during term-time only.

Infants Drama Group

 

Facilitators:
Alice Penny & Gemma Richmond

 

For children in school years:
Reception to Year 2

 

Thursdays: 4-5pm & 5-6pm

Junior Drama Group

 

Facilitators:

Niall Brennan & Debbie Olsen

 

For children in school years:

3-6


Thursdays: 6-7pm & 7-8pm

Senior Drama Group

 

Facilitator:

Gemma Richmond

 

For children/young people in
school years: 7 -11 

 

Thursdays: 6-7pm & 7-8pm

TO BOOK A PLACE FOR A CHILD OR YOUNG PERSON

To book a place for your child/young person, please either email us at stretfordchildrenstheatre@gmail.com with their name, age, and school year plus your name or the name of their parent or carer.


Alternatively, you can complete the form below. Once we receive your enquiry, we will reply by email to confirm their start date and which day/session they will attend and confirm costs.

ENQUIRE ABOUT JOINING US

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DATES OF UPCOMING SESSIONS
(may be subject to change re: future lockdowns/government guidance)

2021 Autumn Term: 

 

Mondays - 13 Sep, 20 Sep, 27 Sep, 4 Oct, 11 Oct, 18 Oct [6 weeks]
Thursdays - 16 Sep, 23 Sep, 30 Sep, 7 Oct, 14 Oct, 21 Oct [6 weeks]


2021 Winter Term: 


Mondays - 1 Nov, 8 Nov, 15 Nov, 22 Nov, 29 Nov, 6 Dec, 13 Dec [7 weeks]
Thursdays - 4 Nov, 11 Nov, 18 Nov, 25 Nov, 2 Dec, 9 Dec, 16 Dec [7 weeks]


2022 New Year Term:


Thursdays - 13 Jan, 20 Jan, 27 Jan, 3 Feb, 10 Feb [5 weeks]

2022 Spring Term:


Thursdays - 24 Feb, 3 Mar, 10 Mar, 17 Mar, 24 Mar, 31 Mar, 7 Apr [7 weeks]

2022 Easter:


Thursdays - 28 Apr, 5 May, 12 May, 19 May, 26 May [5 weeks]

2022 Summer:


Thursdays - 16 June, 23 June, 30 June, 7 July, 14 July, 21 July [6 weeks]

 

 

 
COST OF SESSIONS

 

Our monthly subscriptions are £12 per child per month via direct debit; plus, an annual membership fee of £5 (paid annually every September, or upon joining and then every September).

We have a sibling rate of £5 per month per month via direct debit for any siblings who also attend; plus, the £5 annual membership fee.


​Unfortunately, we cannot offer a ‘weekly pay-as-you-go’ arrangement as we have to plan class sizes to ensure we can cover our costs.


We try to keep our classes as affordable as possible so that they are accessible to all.

We do have a hardship policy as part of our Financial Policy.  Please contact us as soon as possible if you are struggling with the costs, and we can work out the best way of supporting you.

FORMAT OF OUR SESSIONS

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Infant Drama Group/s

Our sessions involve focus games, name songs, plus physical and vocal warm-ups to get them ready for the session.  We follow this by an imaginary adventure section based on a theme (under the sea, superheroes, wild west, Harry Potter etc) making use of a variety of art-forms and stimuli including drama, puppetry, dance, music, props, and costumes.  This is followed by a cool-down to unwind leaving the children feeling accomplished and relaxed.

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Junior Drama Group/s

Our sessions begin with games and imagination exercises to help the children ‘let go of the day’, TO feel energised and connected to each other and to get us moving.  Some are an invitation to be playful, whilst others are more challenging. Then we’ll move to the main activity of the session, working in groups or with partners: improvisation, character work, or exploring different situations.  We generally ‘playback’ and perform what we’ve worked on to the rest of the group who become out temporary audience.  The group give their full attention and offer some feedback, developing everyone as active listeners and confident, sensitive speakers.

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Senior Drama Group/s

Sessions often begin with a question of the day, which brings everyone together, enables new people to get stuck in.  We’ll then share the plan for the rest of the session, followed by games and exercises to get physically and mentally warmed-up.

 

We then work on devising or improvising, sometimes text work or focusing on our voices.  Members get to explore different characters, ideas, themes, and topics, many of which have been chosen by the group.  

 

We finish with some closure exercises and a bit of evaluation – what they enjoyed/what they didn’t – so we can plan future sessions.