GENERAL INFO: All classes are conducted in the Prospect Playhouse classroom - upstairs - parents or guardians must drop-off the students and either return for them at the end of the allotted class or wait in their cars. It is not possible to allow unsupervised access to any other part of the theatre and we do not allow observers to the classes for child protection reasons. You are welcome to sit at our picnic tables outside. We ask that all students come in appropriate clothing and footwear for moving around in, and that they bring a bottle for water (we have a cooler, sponsored by H20nly, so that they can refill at any time).
Our full terms and conditions can be found here.
CDS TRAINING TIMETABLE AND INFO (Academic Year 2020/21)
NOW BOOKING: To book a class click here!
OUR TERM DATES
TERM 1 (7 weeks) Tue 1st Sept to Thu 15th Oct
TERM 2 (8 weeks) Tue 27th Oct to Thu 17th Dec
TERM 3 (11 weeks) Tue 5th Jan to Thu 25th Mar *off for mid-term 15-19th Feb*
Term 4 (11 weeks) Tue 13th April to Thu 24th June
Please note that the below classes will only run if we meet our minimum numbers, and when we reach our maximum we will start a waiting list.
Our fees are pro-rated for the length of term but work out at approx. 10/week for age 5-6s, 15/week for ages 7-9s and 10-12s, 18/week for ages 13-17s and 20/week for adults classes.
Acting – Junior group: 10-12 yrs 4.00-5.30pm
**This class moves into exploration of character, improvisation and devising their own pieces. This is a key age for development and therefore we place a strong focus on the creative process and everyone getting to input ideas with whatever we work on.**
Acting – Adult Beginners : 6.30-8.30pm (RUN ANNUALLY - 2020 DATES: Tue 8th Sept - Tue 13th Oct)
**This course is for absolute beginners, or those who need to refresh their skills and ease back in gently. Each week is a different topic; to build up your transferable acting skills in a safe, and nurturing environment.**
Acting - Stage group: 13-17 yrs 5.00-6.30pm
**By this age all the core skills from the other age groups will be covered, along with script work and the option to try directing other scenes with guidance. On occasion, this class will choose their own pieces and this can include both classical and modern texts.**
Adult Actors Training: 7-9pm
**This class is for all levels of experience. It will be tailored to the groups needs but will likely include in depth scene studies, character work and improvisation/devising skills along with acting theory and techniques. There will be the option of selecting your own pieces at points, if the group chooses this.**
Acting – Mini group: 5-6 yrs 3.25-4.25pm
**This class has the focus on play and storytelling. Children will largely do teacher-in-role exercises and learn to work as part of a group, as well as individuals. They will be asked to explore their imagination with an aim to develop confidence alongside skills. This can eventually lead to the creation of their own work and some small performances.**
Acting – Junior group: 7-9 yrs 4.30-6pm
**This class moves into exploration of character, improvisation and devising their own pieces. This is a key age for development and therefore we place a strong focus on the creative process and everyone getting to input ideas with whatever we work on. It works with a slightly smaller group, and younger content than our 10-12s class whilst building on the same skill set.**
WORKSHOPS, CAMPS, AND EVENTS
CHRISTMAS PLAY IN A DAY FOR 8-12 YEAR OLDS: 10-4pm 19th Dec 2020
For the fourth time we bring you our popular festive workshop! Students from ages 8-12 can join us for this imaginative workshop, where we create and perform a play in a day with a Christmas theme! We begin at 10am, then audience is invited at 3.30pm for our performance. Current and new students welcome! Bring a packed lunch, water bottle, and anything Christmassy you think might manage to feature in our show. BOOKING NOW OPEN - click on Classes!