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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Easter 2016 Holiday Workshop

Week 1  FULLY BOOKED
Tuesday 29 March–Friday 1 April
9.30–3.30pm
The Fool of the World
Reception–Year 3

Week 2
Monday 4–Thursday 7 April
9.30am–3.30pm
Travelling in Time and Space
Year 2–5

We are delighted to announce our holiday workshop for the upcoming half-term week. Details are below and also on our holiday workshops page.

With limited spaces, these courses are bound to fill up fast, so book now to guarantee your place! What’s more, if you have more than one child, the second sibling receives a 10% discount.

You can book and pay by contacting us.

Easter 2016 Week 1  FULLY BOOKED
Theme: The Fool of the World
Level: Introductory/Foundation (Reception–Year 3)
Dates: Tuesday 29 March–Friday 1 April
Venue: The Studio, N14
Time: 9.30am–3.30pm (please bring a packed lunch)
Presentation for parents: Friday, 3pm
Cost: £140 for the four-day course (£125 for second sibling)

We will explore a wild and wonderful Russian fairytale through movement, song, poetry and improvised adventures, as well as doing plenty of themed craft activities. The workshop will culminate in a short performance perfect for April Fool’s Day.

Easter 2016 Week 2
Theme: Travelling in Time and Space
Level: Foundation (Year 2–5)
Dates: Monday 4–Thursday 7 April
Venue: The Studio, N14
Time: 9.30am–3.30pm (please bring a packed lunch)
Presentation for parents: Thursday, 3pm
Cost: £140 for the four-day course (£125 for second sibling)

Dr Who and Star Wars fans will love this theme, but there will be something for EVERYONE, as children will be devising their own scenes and poems in response to the theme. Workshops will incorporate drama games, voice and movement exercises, improvisations and creative writing, and children will create, shape and rehearse the material for the end-of-week presentation. As always at The Playing Space, with a maximum of ten in the group, every child will get plenty of individual attention.

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New Classes in Crouch End

The Playing Space moves into Crouch End from Tuesday 19 January 2016 with two brand new drama classes. The classes take place at the fantastic Project:Me on Park Road. Details are as follows:

Tuesday 4–5pm INTRODUCTORY (for children in Reception to Year 2)
Tuesday 5-6pm FOUNDATION (for children in Year 3 to Year 5)

Project:Me
84 Park Road
Crouch End
London N8 8JQ

Drama classes at The Playing Space improve communication skills, boost self-confidence, nurture the imagination and promote team work. Our small class sizes and supportive atmosphere ensure that every child has the chance to thrive.

Places are strictly limited, so for more details and to make a booking, please do not hesitate to email us or call 07817 420392.

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Christmas Drama 2015

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Drama Workshop

Monday 21–Wednesday 23 December 2015, 9.30am–3.30pm
Reception–Year 3

We are delighted to announce our holiday workshop for the upcoming half-term week. Details are below and also on our holiday workshops page.

With limited spaces, this course is bound to fill up fast, so book now to guarantee your place! What’s more, if you have more than one child, the second sibling receives a 10% discount.

You can book and pay by contacting us.

Christmas 2015 Holiday Workshop

Theme: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Level: Introductory/Foundation (Reception–Year 3)
Dates: Monday 21–Wednesday 23 December 2015
Venue: The Studio, N14
Time: 9.30am–3.30pm (please bring a packed lunch)
Presentation for parents: Wednesday, 3pm
Cost: £105 for the four-day course

Through games, improvisations, songs and craft activities, children will explore the classic story of Rudolph, the reindeer who overcame the bullies and lit up Christmas. The three-day workshop will culminate in a short performance for friends and family on the final day. Our small group size guarantees every child the attention they deserve.

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October Half-Term 2015

Autumn Nights Drama Workshop

Tuesday 27–Friday 30 October 2015, 9.30am–3.30pm
Reception–Year 2

We are delighted to announce our holiday workshop for the upcoming half-term week. Details are below and also on our holiday workshops page.

With limited spaces, this course is bound to fill up fast, so book now to guarantee your place! What’s more, if you have more than one child, the second sibling receives a 10% discount.

You can book and pay by contacting us.

October Half-Term 2015 Holiday Workshop

Theme: Autumn Nights
Level: Introductory/Foundation (Reception–Year 2)
Dates: Tuesday 27–Friday 30 October 2015
Venue: The Studio, N14
Time: 9.30am–3.30pm (please bring a packed lunch)
Presentation for parents: Friday, 3pm
Cost: £140 for the four-day course

Through games, improvisations, devised scenes, songs and crafts, children will explore the theme of Autumn Nights. The four-day workshop will culminate in an informal presentation for friends and family on the final day. Our small group size guarantees every child the attention they deserve.

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Summer Drama Club 2015!

The Playing Space has now released details of the drama workshops we plan to run this summer holiday. There is more information further down this page, and full details can be found on our holiday workshops page.

Our Summer Drama Clubs are hugely successful and popular with children and parents alike. Once again this year we are taking over St. Monica’s Parish Centre on Cannon Hill for three full weeks of drama! As well as all the drama, there is plenty of opportunity for children to make new friends and enjoy working together, eating together, and playing together in our lovely sunny garden.

By the end of the course there is a real sense of exhilaration and camaraderie as the children make preparations for the final show and get ready to share their work with Mum, Dad, baby brother, and whoever else has come along.

Here’s what we’re running this summer:

Week 1: 27–31 July 2015

Introductory Stage (ages 4–6): Wonderland
Junior Stage (ages 7–11): The Wolves in the Walls
Senior Stage (ages 12+): Professional Theatre/TV Workshop*

Week 2: 3–7 August 2015

Introductory Stage (ages 4–6): Fairytale Forest
Junior Stage (ages 7–11): Adventures in Narnia
Senior Stage (ages 12+): Professional Theatre/TV Workshop*

Week 3: 10–14 August 2015

Introductory Stage (ages 4–6): Superheroes
Junior Stage (ages 7–11): Annie the Musical
Senior Stage (ages 12+): Professional Theatre/TV Workshop*

*We hire professional actors to run our Senior Stage courses and will be in a position to confirm details of the workshops nearer the time.

Our summer drama workshops tend to fill up very quickly, so don’t miss out! Bookings received before 5 June 2015 qualify for a 10% early booking discount, and there are also discounts for siblings and multiple weeks.

Full details on our holiday workshops page.

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October Half-Term Now Booking!

We are delighted to announce our holiday workshop for half-term week. Details are below and also on our holiday workshops page.

With limited spaces, this course is bound to fill up fast, so book now to guarantee your place! What’s more, if you book before 25 September, you will receive a 10% discount. (A 10% discount also applies to siblings.)

You can book and pay by contacting us.

October Half-Term 2013 Holiday Workshop

Theme: The Sheep-Pig (Babe)
Level: Introductory/Foundation (Reception–Year 3)
Dates: Monday 28–Thursday 31 October 2013
Venue: The Studio, N14
Time: 9.30am–3.30pm (please bring a packed lunch)
Presentation for parents: Friday, 3pm
Cost: £115 for the four-day course

Dick King-Smith’s classic children’s novel The Sheep-Pig is the touching tale of Babe, an orphaned piglet adopted by a kind-hearted sheepdog and her gruff but gentle owner. Babe is determined to learn everything he can. The puppies think he’s “stupid”, but in the end he outshines them all! Children of this age will love stepping into this enormously popular story and will enjoy working on craft activities connected to the theme. Our small group size guarantees every child the attention they deserve.

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