Kids climbing up the walls after lockdown? As restrictions start to lift, the Belgrade Theatre is throwing out a lifeline to tired parents with the return of its annual Summer School for kids aged 8-16.

Adapted to meet the latest Covid health and safety guidelines, these socially distanced sessions will run for four days each, offering youngsters from Coventry and Warwickshire a sorely needed opportunity to socialise, get active and exercise their creative muscles.

To manage numbers, kids will be divided into two separate groups, with the first Summer School running from 10-13 August and the second from 17-20 August. The theme for this year’s programme is Coventry Talking Heads, drawing inspiration from the many actors and artists who have created characters within the walls of the Belgrade.

Practical, hands-on sessions will include drama games and acting workshops, led by the Belgrade’s team of expert theatre practitioners. By the end of the four days, participants will have created their own original performance, which they’ll be able to share digitally with family and friends.

No previous drama experience is necessary to take part – just lots of enthusiasm and comfortable clothes and shoes for moving around in. Summer School sessions will take place at the Belgrade Theatre.  Their Youth Acting Classes will run from 26 Sep-5 Dec and Adult Acting Classes will run from 25 Sep-4 Dec. For more information and to book, please visit

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