THE PLAYING SPACE SYLLABUS
Classes at The Playing Space start at age four and continue to eighteen. During the course of the year, our classes cover a wide range of performance and communication skills and encompass individual and group work. Most of our students take an annual LAMDA Exam at Christmas and take part in our drama festival or full theatrical production in the Spring.
Although The Playing Space is not a stage school, we have some very gifted actors among our students. We put a number of our students forward for professional castings or auditions. Some of our older students audition for drama school (and we help them to prepare their pieces). While at The Playing Space, students have a number of pathways to taking part in full-scale productions, either those we stage ourselves or those staged by local theatre groups.
My children have been going to The Playing Space for around 3 years, and it is a local gem. We have had nothing but positive experiences at classes and holiday camps. I have recommended it to so many friends who have tried out the holiday camps and subsequently signed up their children to term time classes… My kids do a bunch of different activities so I can compare The Playing Space to these, and it absolutely comes out on top.
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Sometime around Easter every year, The Playing Space takes over the Bull Theatre in Barnet for a whole weekend! Over the course of six shows (three on Saturday and three on Sunday), every class presents a showcase performance of what they have been working on during the Spring Term (which is devoted to group work). Each show involves a cross-section of our students, encompassing a range of ages and performance categories (such as scripted scenes, devised scenes and public speaking).