The Playing Space has fun at the North London Festival of Speech and Drama!

We are super proud of all our students who took part in the North London Festival this weekend. The standard at the festival is so high, and it can be really daunting to get on stage and show everyone the results of all their efforts! Our students gave an excellent account of themselves, and if they were nervous it didn’t show. We don’t worry too much about getting placed at the festival – as always it’s the taking part that counts – and we are equally proud of all our students! But we would like to give a special mention to these students who won prizes:

COMMUNICATION CLASSES
Verse-speaking 7-8 yrs: Mia Constantinou 1st; Yashika Krishna Rao 3rd
Verse-speaking 9-10yrs: Shasmeen Ahmed 1st
Public Speaking 11-12 yrs: Jasraj Karthi 2nd
Public speaking 13-14 yrs: Aadi Goel 2nd
Sight-Reading 9-10 yrs: Shasmeen Ahmed 1st

PERFORMANCE CLASSES
Solo Modern Acting 7-8 yrs: Olivia Anastasiades 1st; Eliz Ozer 2nd; Leisha Karthi 3rd
Solo Modern Acting 9-10 yrs: Hannah Kamel 3rd
Solo Modern Acting 13-14 yrs: Ruby Currie 3rd
Solo Modern Acting 15-17 yrs: Shayaan Ahmed 2nd; Oscar Maddocks 3rd
Acted Scene 13-17 yrs: Rosie Telling and Yalie Hill 2nd
Group Acting 10-12 yrs: TPS intermediate actors (Wizard of Wobbling Rock) 1st
Group Acting 13+ yrs: TPS advaced actors (Step by Step) 1st – WINNERS OF THE STARLIGHT SHIELD!

If you want to find out more about the festival then have a look at their website here.

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The Playing Space students gain places at The BRIT School!

At The Playing Space, we pride ourselves on creating a fun and welcoming environment for our students. Our classes provide a unique opportunity to build performance skills and confidence whilst making new friends.

Sometimes we are also asked to help students prepare for their upcoming drama school auditions. This is something we really enjoy being a part of. This term alone, we have helped three of our students prepare monologues for their auditions for The BRIT School… and we are thrilled to announce that all three students have successfully gained places! We wish them the very best of luck as they embark on this important step towards their future careers.

If your child is keen to gain extra help in applying to drama school or a summer drama course, then please get in touch with us. We would love to help!

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Zoe – 10 years at The Playing Space!

This week we have had one of the longest-serving Playing Space students working with us in our office! Zoe, 14, began classes at our after school drama club at Campsbourne Primary School (which we still run!) and then joined our drama classes at our studio in Southgate the following year. Each year she has been an active and enthusiastic member of the group, and we are thrilled to have her joining us in The Playing Space office this week. Thanks Zoe!

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The Playing Space Festival at The Bull Theatre – tickets on sale!

The annual Playing Space Festival at The Bull Theatre in Barnet is coming up soon – and tickets are now on sale! The festival is the culmination of a term’s worth of work from the students. They have been working on either scripted scenes, devised pieces or on public speaking presentations, to bring you a show created all on the theme of ‘Journeys’. Book your tickets now.

Please note – parents with children participating in the festival have been sent the performance times of their children by email – please make sure you book for the correct show. We look forward to seeing you all there to see the brilliant work your children have been doing!

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Easter Holiday workshops now open for bookings!

Our Easter Holiday workshops are now open for booking! We have two weeks of fun activities and drama for different age groups. They are:

The Sheep Pig
Monday 8–Thursday 11 April 2019, 9.30am–3.30pm
Introductory (Ages 4–8)

Adventures in Hogwarts
Monday 15–Thursday 18 April 2019, 9.30am–3.30pm

Junior (Ages 6–10)

Take a look at our school holidays page for more info and to book a place.

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LAMDA exams at The Playing Space

That’s another year of LAMDA exams done for The Playing Space and its students! This year 350 students took their exams at our private centre in Southgate across December and February. Well done to all for their hard work!

Keen for your child to take LAMDA exams?

If you would like your child to take LAMDA exams at The Playing Space, we work throughout the Autumn term on these, so please get in touch this summer to enrol them in one of our classes.

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A Lovely Thank You Note

We were so delighted to find this anonymous ‘thank you’ note in the Studio lobby last week!

We don’t know who wrote the note but it’s so lovely to feel appreciated!

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Christmas Holiday 2016

With only twelve places available, our next holiday drama workshop will fill up fast, so book early to avoid disappointment!

Details of the workshop are on our school holidays page, and you can now reserve your place or places in a few clicks by using our online booking form.

Christmas Holiday 2016 Holiday Workshop

Frosty the Snowman
Introductory (Reception–Year 3) maximum 12 in a group
Thursday 22 and Friday 23 December 2016, 9.30am–3.30pm
Children will have lots of fun creating their own characters, writing poetry, drawing pictures and constructing Christmassy crafts as well as rehearsing their own mini-show for parents to come and watch on the second day. Perfect for building excitement in the run up to Christmas Day!
Price: £77 for the two days.
Discounted sibling price: £69.
Early drop-off and late pick-up available.

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October Half-Term 2016

With only twelve places available, our next holiday drama workshop will fill up fast, so book early to avoid disappointment!

Details of the workshop are on our school holidays page, and you can now reserve your place or places in a few clicks by using our online booking form.

October Half-Term 2016 Holiday Workshop

Frankenstein and The Monster Party
Introductory (Reception–Year 3) maximum 12 in a group
Tuesday 25 – Thursday 27 October 2016, 9.30am–3.30pm
Children will have lots of fun creating their own monsters, writing spooky poetry, drawing creepy pictures and devising their own mini-show for parents to come and watch on the final day. This course is designed for young children and will be fun, not scary! During the final session (Thursday 27 October), students present their work to parents.
Price: £115 for the full three days.
Discounted sibling price: £100.
Early drop-off and late pick-up available.

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Online Booking for Holiday Drama!

After much tinkering behind the scenes, we are finally ready to unveil our online booking form for summer holiday drama workshops! Our amazing form saves you the trouble of a lengthy phone call. It automatically adds all the discounts you are due for booking multiple weeks, multiple siblings and before our Early Bird deadline and gives you the best price we can offer for our fabulous drama camp.

The form ensures we have a written record of all your children’s information, including contact information for parents and other adults who have responsibility for your children while they are in our care.

Have a look at the workshops we are running this summer here:

Holiday Drama Workshops page

and test-drive our sparkling new online booking form here:

Online Booking Form: Summer Holiday Drama Workshop 2016

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