Easter, Summer and Sunday Workshops
This year we celebrate 20 YEARS of East 15's legendary Youth Theatre Workshops!!
Summer Workshop Weeks begin 5th. August 2013 – Now Booking!
About the workshops
East 15 Acting School's Easter, Summer and Sunday workshops have become firm favourites with countless numbers of young people between the ages of 8 and 16 who are interested in discovering more about the world of theatre. Some students have developed their passion to such a degree that they have successfully auditioned to join our undergraduate programmes and become full-time students at our hugely respected Acting School.
Performing is something that almost every young person enjoys. As well as providing a professional training environment under the guidance of experienced staff, we hope that East 15 also provides another vital ingredient in our workshops. We make the learning fun!
The Hatfields Campus in Loughton is an idyllic place to spend time developing skills. With a tutor/pupil ratio of 10:1, students learn how to use their own intuition and creativity, develop self awareness and confidence and their life skills, all through performance. Using the same spaces in which we train our full time Undergraduate and Postgraduate students, Youth Theatre Workshop students are able to use our studios and The Corbett Theatre.
Truth, feeling and depth of character have been some of the core principles of East 15 for over 50 years. The combination of improvisational brilliance and classical technique together with the theories of Stanislavski, Darwin and Laban continue to be behind the success of East 15 graduates that include actors Alison Steadman (Gavin and Stacey)and Annette Badland (Dr Who), the Oscar nominated director Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours and The Reader). Recent graduate successes include roles onstage with the Royal Shakespeare Company and at the Nation Theatre, as well as film roles for Arsher Ali (Four Lions) and Reece Ritchie (Prince of Persia) and TV successes for Philip Hill-Pearson (Shameless) and Blake Harrison (The Inbetweeners). These, along with BBC Radio 4 dramas, TV commercials and stage productions of The Lion King, The History Boys and War Horse, to name just a few, all serve to show the enduring success of East 15 training.
Productions: All Easter and Summer workshops culminate in a performance for parents and friends, with Sunday workshop performances on the final Sunday. Technical support is provided by East 15 undergraduates.
All our tutors are CRB checked by the police. Recreation assistants look after the younger age groups during breaks and all other groups are monitored.
SUNDAY THEATRE WORKSHOPS TIMES and FEES
All Sunday Workshop groups operate a full day from 10.00am until 3.30pm over a nine week term. Fees are £180 per term
Our week-long Summer & Easter Workshops run from 10:00am until 5:00pm (Mon-Fri) Fees are £200. The Musical Theatre Workshop runs for six days. The fee for this course is £220
Pre-Booking is essential for all courses and Early Booking Discounts are available
NEW FOR 2013. To meet a growing demand, we are now introducing a course for over 16s: Targeted at dedicated students who want to develop their skills and imagination through devised theatre.
All courses culminate in a short showcase for family and friends on the last Sunday of each term
SUNDAY THEATRE WORKSHOPS TERM DATES
The Autumn 2013 Term will run from 6th October - 1st December .
EASTER AND SUMMER THEATRE WORKSHOP DATES
Summer Workshops 5th. - 9th. August & 12th - 16th. August
Musical Theatre Workshop 19th. - 24th. August (SIX DAYS)
NEW - MUSICAL THEATRE 11 -16 years
The Musical Theatre course leaders are:
Director: Lucy Skilbeck
Lucy Skilbeck worked an Associate Director with Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group on Whistle Down the Wind, the Beautiful Game and Bombay Dreams (West End and Broadway). She has also worked extensively as a director in London including at the National Theatre and currently directs 39 Steps in the West End.
Musical Director: Stuart Barham
Stuart Barham studied at Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He has been musical director for productions in London, regional theatres and Europe. West End credits include Guys and Dolls (also National Theatre), Me and My Girl and Follies, Oh Calcutta, Cats and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. He has also conducted opera and ballet for the London City Ballet, sung on cruise ships and has worked with Stephen Sondheim, Marvin Hamlish, Willy Russell, Peter Hall and Richard Eyre. He co-wrote The Two Most Perfect Things for the Jermyn Street Theatre in 2011 which was revived at the Riverside Studios and the Edinburgh Festival in 2012.
Choreographer: Sheila Irwin
Sheila Irwin has
choreographed, acted and directed at most of the regional UK theatres and London
for over thirty years. She has choreographed for Opera North, Welsh National
Opera, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, Swedish National Theatre and Triumph
tours. TV appearances include The Bill, Coronation Street, Miracles Take Longer
and plays for BBC drama. Teaching includes LAMDA, the London Dramatic Academy
and East 15.
NOW - for over 17's auditioning for full time courses
TOWARDS ACTING SCHOOL
“The course was invaluable. I can honestly say that it led me to feeling more secure in my decision to audition for drama schools.” Nathan Parkinson
New 9 weeks intensive course begins
In response to demand, we now run an additional Theatre Workshop course especially designed to help progression toward a full-time education in acting. Course Fee is £190.00 per term Times; 10.00am to 3.30pm
For more details click here