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SHOEBOX YOUTH THEATRE OPEN DAY: AGES 4-6

On Saturday 26th of January the Shoebox is opening its doors and offering FREE taster sessions for students ages 4-6. These sessions will give students the opportunity to experience our drama classes and meet our teachers!
 
SHOEBOX MINIS
Saturday 26th January, 9.30am -10.15am
Classes for ages 4-6, which encourage students to have fun with drama. Our Mini classes build confidence and creativity through imaginative play and theatre games.

SHOEBOX YOUTH THEATRE OPEN DAY: AGES 7-10

On Saturday 26th of January the Shoebox is opening its doors and offering FREE taster sessions for students ages 7-10. These sessions will give students the opportunity to experience our drama classes and meet our teachers!

SHOEBOX JUNIORS
Saturday 26th January, 11.00am-12.00 noon
Classes for ages 7-10, which focus on building confidence, exploring drama techniques and theatre making through fun, yet challenging workshops.

SHOEBOX YOUTH THEATRE OPEN DAY: AGES 11-14

On Saturday the 26th of January the Shoebox is opening its doors and offering FREE taster sessions for students ages 11-14. These sessions will give students the opportunity to experience our workshops, learn about the Shoebox and meet our creative team!
 
ACTING FOR AGES 11-14
Saturday 26th January, 1pm-2pm
 
​These classes are for young people with a keen interest in Acting. Students will be introduced to a range of drama techniques and theatrical forms including physical theatre, comedy, devising, improvisation and working with text. These classes are challenging, educational and enjoyable - with a focus on building confidence and exploring acting technique in a fun and accessible way. 

SHOEBOX YOUNG COMPANY OPEN DAY: AGES 15-18

On Saturday the 26th of January the Shoebox is opening its doors and offering FREE taster sessions for students ages 15-18. These sessions will give students the opportunity to experience our workshops, learn about the Shoebox and meet our creative team!

SHOEBOX YOUNG COMPANY FOR AGES 15-18
Saturday 26th January, 2.30pm-3.30pm
 
A theatre company for dedicated students aged 15-18, who are passionate about acting and working in theatre. Participants will develop a further insight into established methods and techniques, leading to a professionally led performance twice a year – rehearsals and workshops are both practical and challenging. Entrance is by audition only, which will be held later in the year. 

Level 2: Course for Actors 18+ Jan 2019 (10 weeks)

Our classes for Actors aged 18+ are aimed at those who have had previous theatre training - you might be on a year out before Drama School or perhaps you want to continue your training with us as an adult or are ready to move up from our Beginners courses. You will develop further insight into established methods and techniques, through practice, critical reflection and in-class performances - these workshops are both practical and challenging. 

We offer six 10-week courses, which run across 2 years - all of which can be signed up to individually and taken in any order.

Our next course The Body in Performance starts on the 29th of January 2019. A creative exploration of the body as a means of theatrical storytelling and the physical relationship between actor and audience. Throughout this course, you will explore creating physical connections, the embodiment of character and social and cultural themes through physical performance.​

When: Tuesdays, from 7.30pm until 9.30pm, 29th January to 2nd April 2019
How much: £85 for a 10 week course

Level 1: Acting Course for Beginners 18+ Jan 2019 (10 weeks)

It's never too late to tread the boards! Our Beginners Acting Courses for Adults offer an introduction to acting in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. Ideal for those with little or no acting experience, classes provide the chance to explore acting technique in a playful, accessible and practical way. Whether you are an aspiring performer; wish to revitalise your creativity; or simply want to try something new and build self-confidence, you will find our classes fun and rewarding.  Beginners courses introduce you to core performance skills required to get you started and are open to anyone over the age of 18.

We limit the numbers in our classes so everybody gets the attention they need and the support to develop at their own pace. ​There is no audition to join. We offer three 10-week courses, which run throughout the year - all of which can be signed up to individually and taken in any order.

Our next beginners course starts on 31st January 2019 with Storytelling! Explore how to create imaginative and engaging characters, use vocal and physical skills to bring strange worlds to life and create performances that will keep your audience on the edge of their seats!

When: Thursdays from 7.30pm until 9.30pm, 31st January to 4th April 2019
How much: £85 for a 10 week course​

Voicing Shakespeare - A Text Detection Workshop!

Led by Michael Corbidge, Senior Voice and Text Associate for RSC

Experience a visceral connection to Shakespeare’s text and a chance to let the words live in space un-hindered by previous expectations. Getting out of the head and into the body. A world of gorgeous sound awaits…

An opportunity to ‘buff and shine’ tried and tested ways of speaking and performing Shakespeare in a unique and practical setting. Whether you are an experienced buff, simply want to discover the joys of text and character for the first time, or are an actor looking to delve deeper - this one-day workshop will have plenty to offer you. 

Michael has created a tool box and practical kit to build confidence with text, voice, physicality and character and aid in the quest for sense and emotional logic. During this workshop you will be chomping your way through some of Shakespeare's best loved works!

When: Saturday 9th March, 9.30am-5.00pm
How much: £45 per person

Suitable for ages 18+

Stage Combat Exam Course: Unarmed 2019

Gain an industry and EQUITY recognised qualification with our 3-day UNARMED PERFORMANCE COMBAT course - held at the Shoebox Theatre in association with The Action Emporium and the APC.
 
Total Beginner? Have no fear. This course will provide you with all that you need to perform a gripping unarmed fight safely and dramatically. Not your first rodeo? This course also caters for those who are looking to continue their training at BASIC level or who are ready to work at INTERMEDIATE or ADVANCED levels. 
 
The course will be taught by experienced APC Teacher and RSC Fight Choreographer and Associate Practitioner, Tom Jordan and will provide you with a qualification in unarmed stage combat.
 
When: Friday 5th April - 10am-6.00pm, Saturday 6th April - 12pm-6.30pm and Sunday 8th of April - 10am-5.30pm (or when exam is completed)
Cost: £135 per person

Suitable for ages 18+