Discover Hidden Histories During the Summer Holidays!

Discover Hidden Histories During the Summer Holidays!

The Belgrade Theatre’s Summer School is back for one week of jam-packed drama activities during the school holidays, split into two groups for ages 8 – 11 and 11 – 16. From Mon 7 to Fri 11 August, Summer School will explore the theme of Hidden Histories through a series of fun and practical theatre workshops.

You think you know who invented the light bulb… discovered penicillin… powered the first plane..? Think again! Over five days participants will learn about famous inventions claimed by other people and use these stories to create their own piece of theatre to perform in front of family and friends.

The week has also been specially designed as an opportunity for participants to meet new friends, boost their creativity, improve their confidence and develop their communication skills.

Belgrade Theatre Drama Worker, Leon Phillips said, “Summer School at the Belgrade is a great way to keep the kids occupied during the school holidays, meaning parents can get on with their busy lives and their children are kept entertained whilst learning a range of new skills. Drama is such a powerful tool for learning transferable skills that can be applied to many aspects of daily life, both at home and at school, and it’s great to see the young people’s confidence grow throughout the week. It’s also a brilliant opportunity for any aspiring young performers to gain experience of a professional theatre environment and practice performing in front of an audience.”

Summer School is led by experienced practitioners in the Belgrade’s safe and professional theatre. No previous acting experience is necessary to take part.

Places for Summer School 2017 are priced at £126 per child for the full week, with discounts available for two or more siblings from the same family. Book now by calling the Belgrade Box Office team on 024 7655 3055 or visit

In addition to its popular Summer School programme, the Belgrade Theatre also runs weekly Youth Acting Classes for ages 8 – 16 and Adult Acting Classes for ages 16 plus. The next term of acting classes will begin in September and is available to book now.

Young participants will have the chance to explore the theme of pantomime during the upcoming term, and will get to put their own spin on some traditional tales. Adult classes will focus on how to perform monologues, from history’s most iconic speeches to some of theatre’s more contemporary soliloquies.#

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