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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Good news for Crouch Enders!

We were very sorry to announce in July that owing to circumstances beyond our control, Movers and Shakers classes would no longer be taking place at Rokesly Children’s Centre.

Now, however, we have excellent news for those of you who have become accustomed to attending a Monday Movers and Shakers session in Crouch End: from Monday 16 September, Movers and Shakers will run at Harris + Hoole on the Broadway.

The session starts at 10am and, initially at least, will be a mixed-age class. If it proves as popular as the Rokesly sessions, we aim to run two sessions at Harris + Hoole N8 – one for toddlers and one for babies.

Booking is now open for the new Movers and Shakers session at Harris + Hoole in Crouch End!

Below are details of other wonderful sessions that run at venues in the Crouch End area. Full details can also be found on our venues page.

  • Hornsey Library, Haringey Park, Crouch End, N8 9JA
    Book online
    • Wednesday 10am (toddlers)
    • Wednesday 11am (babies)
  • Camspace Community Centre, 1 Eastfield Road, N8 7AD
    Book online
    • Thursday 9.15am (toddlers)
    • Thursday 10.15am (babies)
  • Victoria Stakes, No. 1 Muswell Hill, N10 3TH
    Book online
    • Friday 11.30am
  • The Old Dairy, 1–3 Crouch Hill, N4 4AP
    Book online
    • Tuesday 12.30pm (babies)
  • Stroud Green Library, Quernmore Road, N4 4QR
    Book online
    • Friday 10.45am

Have a look at our map of Movers and Shakers venues to find out more.

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New Musical Theatre Course

The Playing Space is delighted to announce a new MUSICAL THEATRE COURSE for autumn 2013.

The course will run on Saturdays, 3.45–4.45pm. It starts on Saturday 14 September and runs until Saturday 7 December. There will be no class during half-term week (Saturday 26 October).

You don’t need to be a confident singer to join this group. Any student with an interest in musical theatre can join us as we have fun exploring musicals of different styles and eras. If you’re not sure whether it is for you, why not come along for a trial session before signing up for the course?

The Playing Space’s Musical Theatre Course is for students aged 12 years and older. The cost is £6.50 per class (total 12 classes).

To book a place or for any further information, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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Movers and Shakers – Summer 2013

As in previous years, we are running a reduced programme of Movers and Shakers over the summer holiday 2013.

There are no classes at the following venues from the week beginning Monday 29 July:

  • Rokesly Children’s Centre (Mondays, 9.30am and 10.30am)
  • The Oxford Pub (Tuesdays, 11.30am)
  • Chestnuts Primary School (Wednesdays, 9.30am)
  • Camspace Community Centre (Thursdays, 9.15am and 10.15am)

Classes restart in the week beginning Monday 9 September.

In addition, there will be no classes on the following days:

  • Highgate Library (Mondays, 10.30am): 26 August
  • Muswell Hill Library (Tuesdays, 10am): 20 and 27 August, 3 September
  • The Children’s Hub (Wednesdays, 10am): 31 July, 7 August, 4 September
  • Hornsey Library (Wednesdays, 10am and 11am): 7 August, 28 August
  • Harris and Hoole Café (Wednesdays, 11am): 31 July, 7 August, 14 August
  • Alexandra Park Library (Fridays, 10am): 9 August
  • Stroud Green Library (Fridays, 10.45am): 2 August, 9 August
  • Victoria Stakes Pub (Fridays, 11.30am): 9 August
  • Harris and Hoole Café (Sundays, 10.30am): 11 August

All of these changes are reflected on our online booking pages.

Otherwise, classes run as normal! We hope you continue to enjoy Movers and Shakers wherever and whenever you come to our sessions.

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Movers and Shakers at Harris + Hoole

Movers and Shakers, our ever-popular music and movement sessions for babies and toddlers, continues to spread across Haringey and Enfield. From 10 March 2013 a new Sunday class starts at the Southgate branch of Harris + Hoole, a funky, community-focussed café that makes a welcome addition to the high street. As ever, Movers and Shakers fulfills the needs of parents and carers as well as their offspring; when the entertainment has finished, a much-needed Sunday-morning artisan coffee awaits!

Use these links to find out more about Harris and Hoole, for general information about Movers and Shakers, or to go directly to the booking page for this new class.

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New Movers and Shakers Venues for 2013

We are delighted to announce that from January 2013, three new venues will be running weekly Movers and Shakers classes. These new classes continue the expansion across North London of our enormously popular music and movement sessions for 0s–3s.

The Children’s Hub, 128 Myddleton Road, Bowes Park, N22 8NQ
WEDNESDAYS 10AM, from 16 January 2013
“The Hub” is really lovely; it is a spacious and child-friendly venue with colourful pictures on the walls and plenty of space in which to move and shake!

The Oxford, 256 Kentish Town Road, NW5 2AA
TUESDAYS 11.30AM, from 15 January 2013
The Oxford in Kentish Town is a charming family pub. A function room upstairs is dedicated to children and their carers during the day – and we’ve timed this class to fit in with lunchtime as their menu looks amazing!

Queen’s Wood Café, Highgate
THURSDAYS 10.30AM, from 17 January 2013
This lovely leafy venue is the perfect place to spend the morning. Start with a Movers and Shakers class inside the café, play for a while in the natural wooden playground, and then perhaps a nature walk will build up your appetite so that you can return to the café for lunch!

All three venues will be launching Movers and Shakers with a FREE CLASS in the third week of January. So to avoid disappointment, book your place now – and spread the word to any local mums.

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Movers and Shakers is a Netmums Winner!

We are delighted to announce that Movers and Shakers is officially the best pre-school class in Haringey! We are the proud recipients of a Netmums Gold Award 2012. Here’s our certificate:

Movers and Shakers beat off competition from dozens of other classes in the area to take the top prize in the national awards from the UK’s biggest parenting site, Netmums.com. Over a million Netmums users were able to vote for the awards, making them the UK’s biggest parenting prize.

We are delighted that Haringey’s Mums, Dads and childminders have judged our classes the best in Haringey and would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who voted for us. The Netmums award means a great deal, as it’s voted for by parents. It’s great to know that you and your babies and toddlers enjoy attending our wonderful sessions as much as we enjoy providing them.

Founded in 2000, Netmums is the UK’s biggest parenting website. With over 1.2 million members and five million visits every month, it is the UK’s busiest social networking and information site for parents.

For lots more information about Movers and Shakers and to book a place at one of our classes, visit our Movers and Shakers pages.

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