Act & Play 7-11 Autumn 2021

25 September 2021 - 04 December 2021

What is it?

This is a weekly course for children aged 7-11 who enjoy drama, play and having fun in a supportive and friendly environment. Over the course, we will develop skills in acting, movement, voice and theatre-making. Taking inspiration from the play A Place for We by Archie Maddocks, we will create our own pieces of theatre, as well as look at a selection of scripts and present what we have explored in a relaxed sharing on Sat 04 Dec.


Course Content

Weeks 1-2:
These weeks will be spent getting to know each other through games and fun exercises so that everyone feels comfortable and supported.

Weeks 2-5:
During these weeks, we will build on our skills as actors and theatre-makers through exciting exercises and games. We will discover the types of stories and plays that interest us and develop our voices and bodies to create a variety of characters.

Weeks 6-9:
During these weeks, we will create our mini plays and look at some scripts. We will take inspiration from the themes used in A Place for We as well as some of your favourite authors and playwrights.

Week 10:
In our final session together, we will rehearse our pieces and show them in a relaxed sharing in the Morris Space at 11.30am to celebrate all we have achieved this term!


Drop in sessions, or full course?

Participants will gain maximum benefit from this course by attending all 10 sessions.


Waiting List

If the class you wish to attend is appearing as sold out, please email Community Engagement Manager, Nina Graveney-Edwards, [email protected] to add yourself to the waiting list for future classes.



Scholarships are available for this course, please email Community Engagement Manager, Nina Graveney-Edwards, [email protected] for more information.