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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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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