Summer School 8:10 | 2023

    Summer School 2024 – Ages 8-10

    • 19 Aug -
      23 Aug 2024
      19 Aug - 23 Aug 2024

    Our popular summer school is back!

    This summer we challenge you to create a brand new piece of theatre to be performed at Tobacco Factory Theatres!

    Working with highly experienced theatre practitioners young people will develop their drama skills through games, imaginative play, role play and storytelling. Each day, young people will be encouraged to expand their self-confidence, communication ability and team work skills. The days will be fun and creative and will involve a range of physical and craft activities.

    The sessions are led by skilled theatre makers with strong backgrounds in creating work with and for young people.


    Each day we will explore a well-known storybook, using the themes of the story to inspire role play, character creation and storytelling skills. Over the course of the week, the summer school will include:

    • Fun and energising games
    • Team-work exercises
    • Acting and ensemble movement
    • Trust and team building exercises
    • Dressing up!
    • Craft – puppet and mask creation

    As it’s summer, we will also take a trip to the local park to do some outdoor games and get some fresh air!

    Please note that the lift will be out of order during our Summer Schools due to essential maintenance so we will only have stair access available.

    • RUNNING TIME5 full days
    • AGE RECOMMENDATION8-10 years
    • TICKETSPWYC £300 / £200
    • VENUE

    Please note there will be no lift access between 29 July – 6 September 2024 due to important maintenance work. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

    Mon 19 August – Fri 23 August 9:30 – 3:30pm (drop off between 9am – 9:30am and collection between 3:30pm – 4pm)

    There will be a performance on Fri 23 August at 3:30pm.

    Pay What You Choose (PWYC)
    The true cost of running the summer school is £300 per person, but we have a subsidised option at £200 per person intended for those from low income households. We also have bursary places available for people facing financial difficulty. It is important to us that anyone who wants to take part can do so. If you would like to apply for a bursary place, please email

    Pay £300 or £200 to attend ALL FIVE DAYS

    PLEASE NOTE when booking you will only see the first date of the week long summer school. By booking you are committing to all five days of the summer school as per the dates above.

    We offer a sibling discount of 15% off additional tickets for those wishing to book two (or more) siblings onto our Summer School. Please use the code SIBLING when booking your second ticket for this event and the discount will be applied (if you have already booked a full price ticket).

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