Thursday, 13 June 2013

Derby Theatre Summer School. Want to get involved?

Derby Theatre Summer School

Monday 29 July – Friday 2 August

For one week over the summer holidays;
Derby Theatre will run a Summer School
of theatre for 8 – 16 year olds, where they
will produce a
Play in a Week, from Monday 29th July until Friday 2nd August.

During this exciting summer project, young
people will work in a real theatre setting, with
professional theatre practitioners, to create
a play in just one week.

For young people with an interest in theatre this a great opportunity to: work with professional theatre practitioners, share ideas and put them into practice and performance, gain an insight into producing a show within a professional theatre environment, be involved in the production, and be a part of the decision-making relating to how the play develops. The end product will be a live performance, shown to family and friends, on the final day. Caroline Barth (Head of Learning, Derby Theatre) said:“We are really excited about working with the talent and energy of young people of Derby and Derbyshire.  Our professional theatre practitioners will work with the group to make a performance to share for friends and family.  This is a great opportunity for everyone, from young people who haven’t been involved with us before to those who would like to develop their passion for theatre.”

There are a total of 50 places available (25 for 8-11 year olds and 25 for 12 – 16 year olds). Interest in the summer school is expected to be high; so early enquiry and booking is recommended. The whole week costs £65 per person.

To book a
Derby Theatre Summer School place: email Matt Clay at: For further enquiries, including information about limited subsidised places that may be available to certain young people, contact Caroline Barth, Head of Learning at:

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