PQA Performing Arts Summer School

This Year’s Summer School is called “Make a Musical in a Week” – and that’s exactly what you will be doing! Over the course of the 4 days, you will have the opportunity to write your own story, compose & record the soundtrack, star, direct and act in front of the camera to appear in the finished production! The finished product will then be entered into our National PQA Film Festival in London’s Leicester Square. Ages: 6-18 years

Brookside Theatre, Romford

Monday 4th – Thursday 7th August. 10.00am-4.00pm. £115 (£100 for PQA members). Tel: 0844 5850723 Email: romford@pqacademy.com

Up In Lights Dance

All day musical theatre workshops based around some our favourite musicals. Each day will consist of dance, drama, singing, arts and craft activities (prop and costume making) and will end with an informal performance on stage, to present to parents what we have been working on. Healthy snacks and refreshments will be provided throughout the day such as water, squash and fresh fruit. Ages: 4+ years

Academy Woodham Walter Village Hall, Woodham Walter

15th, 22nd & 29th August. 10.00am-5.00pm. £30 per day. £75 for all 3 days. Tel: 07534 286806 Email: info@uilda.co.uk

Performing Arts Summer School

At this ‘Frozen’-themed Summer School the children will be split into three rotating groups according to age. Each group will participate in singing, acting, dance and art & craft. In addition, there are a few treats in store for the children, two very special guests, a party at the end & lots more!

Roydon Academy, Leigh-on-Sea

Monday 28th July-Friday 1st August. 10.00am-3.00pm (extended hours available for an additional fee). £125 for full week (sibling discount available). Tel: 07780 952928 Email: dancetrudyjane@gmail.com

Tomorrow’s Talent Performing Arts Workshops

We will be running a series of summer workshops for students of all ages during the school holidays this year. There will be separate workshops for beginners (one-day courses), intermediate and advanced students. Ages: 3+ years

Danbury, near Chelmsford

Various dates. 9.30am-4.00pm (extended hours available for an additional fee). £35-£180 per course

Tel: 01245 690080 Email: mail@tomorrowstalent.co.uk

Stage Coach Holiday Workshops

Come and join us for the most fun, challenging, confidence building and inspiring week of the summer holidays! Working with the outstanding team of teachers at Stagecoach Colchester, the children will create an exciting piece of musical theatre for presentation to family and friends on Friday evening. Ages: 4-19 years

Colchester Sixth Form College, Colchester

9.30am-4.00pm; 9.00am-12.00pm for 4-7 year olds. £95-£145 per course (sibling discount available) Tel: 0845 603 0880 / 07808 699640

Theatricool Summer Schools

A fun filled week of drama, singing, dancing and acting for children of all abilities. Daily workshops are designed for each age group, with an end of week showcase performed to family and friends (two free tickets per student). Ages: 4-16 years

Colchester Institute: 4th – 8th August Littlegarth School (Nayland): 11th – 15th August

10.00am-4.00pm (full day). 10.00am-12.30pm (half day). £140 per week (£75 per half-day week) Tel: 07736 713909

Essex Dance Theatre

Essex Dance Theatre will be running three week-long workshops over the summer holidays on the themes of Frozen, Grease and the Lion King.  All staff are trained, qualified and experienced. Places are going fast so book early to save disappointment. Ages: 6-12 years

Essex Dance Studios, Great Baddow, Chelmsford

Monday 28th July – Friday 1st August: Frozen. Monday 4th August – Friday 8th August: Grease. Monday 11th August – Friday 15th August: Lion King. 9.30am-3.30pm (extended hours available for an additional fee). £100 per week (sibling discount available). Tel: 01245 476335 Email: debbie.holme@essex.gov.uk

Little Stars Theatre Workshops

Little Stars offer fun theatre workshops during the holidays so if you are ever stuck for activities – look no further! Ages: 2-16 years

Great Leighs Village Hall, Great Leighs; Baddow Hall Infants School, Great Baddow; Kelvedon Institute, Kelvedon; South Woodham Ferrers Village Hall, South Woodham Ferrers

Various course dates. 10.00am-3.00pm (half-days for younger children). Tel: 07527 060574 Email: littlestarsworkshops@yahoo.co.uk

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