Weekly sessions take place on Thursday afternoons/evenings during term-time only.
BOOK A PLACE
To book a place for any of the sessions, please either email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your/their name, age, and school year (if applicable).
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
DATES OF UPCOMING SESSIONS
Thursdays - 7th Sept, 14th Sept, 21st Sept, 28th Sept, 5th Oct, 12th Oct, 19th Oct [7 weeks]
Thursdays - 2nd Nov, 9th Nov, 16th Nov, 23rd Nov, 30th Nov, 7th Dec, 14th Dec [7 weeks]
2023 New Year:
Thursdays – 4th Jan, 11th Jan, 18th Jan, 25th Jan, 1st Feb, 8th Feb [6 weeks]
Thursdays – 22nd Feb, 29th Feb, 7th Mar, 14th Mar, 21st Mar [5 weeks]
Thursdays - 11th Apr, 18th Apr, 25th Apr, 2nd May, 9th May, 16th May, 23rd May [7 weeks]
Thursdays - 13th Jun, 20th Jun, 27th Jun, 4th Jul, 11th Jul, 18th Jul [6 weeks]
COST OF SESSIONS
Our monthly subscriptions are £15 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 £8 per month via direct debit for any siblings who also attend; plus, the £5 annual membership fee.
For our adult classes, our monthly subscriptions are £25 per month, plus an annual membership fee of £5.
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 financial support 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
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.
Junior Drama Group/s
Our sessions begin with games and imagination exercises to help the children ‘let go of the day’, 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 a temporary audience. The group give their full attention and offer some feedback, developing everyone as active listeners and confident, sensitive speakers.
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.