The summer holidays are just around the corner and Aberdeen Performing Arts (APA) has just the ticket for young people interested in the arts.
Two new Summer School programmes will run in July, offering aspiring performers the chance to get to grips with theatre.
Youngsters from P4 to P7 can come along to the Summer School sessions between July 25 - 29 and get to know the building blocks of theatre and music performance. Each class is packed with fun and plenty of opportunities to make friends. Local folk tales and stories of the city’s heritage will be the basis for children to create their own unique mini-performance for family and friends to see at the end of the week.
For secondary school students from S1 to S6, the Summer School between July 18– 22is a chance to really focus on devising and acting skills and techniques as members devise a play in a week. This is a chance for endeavouring actors and actresses to have their moment in the limelight, as they will perform their very own, fully staged production in The Lemon Tree’s 166-seat Studio theatre. Family, friends and the people of Aberdeen are invited to enjoy the performance at the close of the week.
Classes for both Summer Schools take place in the Education Suite at His Majesty’s Theatre and will be led by APA’s talented and experienced tutors, Kirsty Robertson, Music Development Coordinator, and Anna Plasberg-Hill, Drama Development Coordinator.
APA’s Creative Learning Manager Lisa Mathieson said: “These classes are a great chance for young people who are interested in acting and drama to learn new skills and find out what goes on behind the scenes when putting on a production.
“If you’re looking for something to keep your young children happy, safe and engaged then it’s the perfect solution for the summer holiday, and for secondary school students it’s a fantastic opportunity to perform in front of an audience on a professional stage in Aberdeen. Come along and learn something new, meet like-minded people and have fun!”
The Summer School for P4 – P7 pupils costs £65 for the full week and runs from Monday, July 25 to Friday, July 29. The S1 – S6 age group costs £75 and runs from Monday, July 18 to Friday July 22. Both groups begin at 10am and finish at 4pm each day and spaces are limited to 20 people per class. Places are available from Monday, May 16 and can be booked online at www.aberdeenperformingarts.com, by phone at 01224 641122 and at our box offices at His Majesty’s Theatre and The Lemon Tree.