Summer Half-Term Drama Course


8–11 year olds are invited to spend their summer half term at The Old Vic for an exciting and creative week of drama workshops.


Event Details

Address:Morley College London
61 Westminster Bridge Road

Post code:SE1 7HT


£200 (£160 for additional sibling place)

Telephone:020 79282651


Your child will meet new people, build their confidence and creativity, and learn how to create and operate their own puppet. Over the course of four days participants will work with industry professionals to learn theatre-based skills, culminating in a special performance for an invited audience of friends and family. COURSE CONTENT Meet new people and make new friends. Gain key skills–confidence, creativity and team work. Learn how to create and operate their own puppet. Create a show to share back with family and friends. DATES Tue 28–Fri 31 May, 10am–3.30pm COURSE FEE £200 (£160 for additional sibling place) Fees do not include meals and refreshments, travel or accommodation. We don’t want cost to be a barrier to taking part so bursary places are available. To apply for a bursary place please click here. This course is open to young disabled people or young people with additional needs. If you would like to discuss your child’s access requirements please contact or contact the Education and Community team on 020 7928 2651. ABOUT THE PRACTITIONERS Freyja Winterson Freyja Winterson is a theatre director and practitioner, she is co-artistic director of Yet Another Carnival and Youth Theatre Programme Director at the Orange Tree Theatre. Currently, Freyja is developing A Dad’s Guide to Losing A Child with YAC and is directing Riot Act, a devised play in a Council Chamber as part of People Power Passion, Luton’s pilot year of culture. She has been lead artist for large-scale, community led arts projects including the community launch of Storyhouse and When The Light Goes Out for Cheshire East Council. Freyja works extensively creating performance with, by and for children, young people, and non-professional performers. She has worked on creative projects and performance-making processes with icandance, Hammersmith and Fulham Mencap, Perseid Upper and Lower Schools, Reserve Power (formerly Adults with Autism), Queensmill Autism Units, and in Pupil Referral Units. She has trained teachers, facilitators, and other professionals in creative and inclusive practice. At the Orange Tree Theatre Freyja is responsible for the artistic leadership of the youth theatres and Young Company. Freyja has also directed the Orange Tree’s Over 60s Company and is a Lead Facilitator for the Old Vic Theatre, Shakespeare Schools Foundation, Tender, DreamARTS, and Artis. Maia Kirkman-Richards Maia is a designer, maker, director, and performer of puppetry and enjoys collaborating on puppetry projects to create exciting and imaginative new work. Maia is also the founder and Artistic Director of House of Stray Cats (HOSC), a theatre company that produces original and engaging, puppet led performances. In 2018, Maia was selected as the first Puppetry Consultant as part of the Old Vic 12.


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