Summer School 5:8

    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 children will develop their drama skills through games, imaginative play, role play and storytelling. Each day, children 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.


    Working with a professional theatre maker and a creative team, you will rehearse here at the theatre each day. The sessions will be full of games, play and creativity, where you will work as an ensemble to create a new piece of theatre. Bring your ideas, enthusiasm and energy!

    The Summer School will include:

    • Fun and energising warm up games
    • Voice work
    • Acting and ensemble movement
    • Trust and teambuilding
    • Rehearsals for performance

    Please note, we have more than one workshop facilitator working on each summer school. Therefore most of the time children will be working in smaller groups with those similar in age, for example 5-6 year olds and 7–8 year olds.


    This year we are offering optional wrap-around care for families who need extra childcare provision.

    • Wrap-around care is available each day of summer school and starts at 8.30am and finishes at 5.30pm.
    • It costs £10 per day
    • The wrap-around care will be provided by the workshop facilitators.
    • Sessions will include a mixture of guided craft / writing activities and games, as well as outside time if weather permits.
    • Depending on uptake, ages may be mixed during wrap-around care time

    To book wrap-around care, please first book the summer school and then call Box Office on 0117 902 0344.

    • AGE RECOMMENDATIONFor ages 5-8 years
    • TICKETSPay What You Choose - £75, £135, £180 to attend ALL THREE DAYS
    • VENUE

    Summer School 5-8

    Wed 04 – Fri 06 August 9.30am – 4pm

    Wrap-around care available 8.30am – 5.30pm (see main section, below left)

    (NB the sharing of the show they create will be Fri 06 Aug 4pm)

    Pay What You Choose

    Our Get Involved programme is at the very heart of our mission to provide a welcoming home for creative adventures. We want these opportunities to be open to all by keeping prices as low as possible. The true cost per person of running this summer school is £60 per day or £180 for the full three days, so if you are able to spend a little more, your contribution will help support our theatre and the incredible artists we work with to bring you this programme.

    Pay £75, £135 or £180 to attend ALL THREE 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 three days of the summer school as per the dates above.

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