Holiday Workshops

Put On A Play In A Week

Every holiday, we run Put on a Play in a Week workshops. Join the Creation team for a week where we get to grips with the text and rehearse, whilst playing a lot of games, then on Friday, we invite friends and family to come and see the final show. The show will usually take place at 3pm on the Friday, this will be confirmed during the week.

Workshops are £170 a week – we do offer sibling discounts of 10% and Friends discount of 20%.

Summer Holidays 2017

Our summer workshops are selling quickly! We’re running six weeks of workshops for kids aged 6 to 19 this summer, turning classic stories into plays

Our different age groups

6-8s

Our 6-8 groups focus on understanding elements of storytelling and simple stagecraft, with an emphasis on working as part of an ensemble and a basic understanding of theatrical terms (such as standing in neutral, stage whisper, etc).

Put on Alice in Wonderland in a Week (including a trip to see Alice)
6-8 years | University Parks | 31 July 2017 | SOLD OUT

Put on a play in a week
6-8 years | Headington Baptist Church | 7 August 2017 | LIMITED AVAILABILITY Book Now

Put on a play in a week
6-8 years | Summer Fields School | 14 August 2017 | Book Now

Put on a play in a week
6-8 years | Summer Fields School | 21 August 2017 | SOLD OUT

9-12s

The 9-12 courses focus on building up stagecraft and performance skills. We focus on combining original text with contemporary language, as well as looking at character and motivation in more depth. The groups have more creative ownership of the piece, contributing to direction and staging.

Put on Alice in Wonderland in a Week (including a trip to see Alice)
9-12 years | University Parks | 31 July 2017 | SOLD OUT

Put on Alice in Wonderland in a Week (including a trip to see Alice)
9-12 years | University Parks | 31 July 2017 | BOOK NOW

Put on A Midsummer Night’s Dream in a Week
9-12 years | Summer Fields School | 31 July 2017 | SOLD OUT

Put on a play in a week
9-12 years | Headington Baptist Church | 7 August 2017 | BOOK NOW

Put on a play in a week
9-12 years | Headington Baptist Church | 7 August 2017 | SOLD OUT

Put on a play in a week
9-12 years | Wychwood School | 14 August 2017 | SOLD OUT

Put on a play in a week
9-12 years | Wychwood School | 21 August 2017 | SOLD OUT

13-16s

Our 13-16 week-long courses aim to mirror a professional Creation production, whether its a focus on site-specific performance, or new interpretations of classic texts.

Reinventing Shakespeare
13-16s | Wychwood School | 31 July 2017 | Book Now

Put on The Odyssey in a Week and Perform at the Ashmolean Museum
13-16 years | Wychwood and Ashmolean | 7 August 2017 | Book Now

Outdoor Theatre
13-16 years | University Parks | 14 August 2017 | Book Now

Masterclasses
We’re running two specialist masterclasses this summer, based on performance skills used in our two summer productions.

Improvisation in Theatre
We’ll spend from 2pm to 6pm working on the fundamental principles of improvisation, building skills and techniques. Then, after a dinner break, we’ll watch A Midsummer Night’s Dream to see how professional actors use improvisation within performance.
13-16 years | South Oxford Community Centre | 27 July 2017 | Book Now

16-19s

This is a new session this summer, for young people to ignite their creativity and challenge themselves. Sessions are led by professional actors, directors and drama facilitators who use contemporary and cutting-edge practices to push the boundaries of what youth theatre can achieve.

16-19 years | University Parks | 17 July 2017 | Book Now

Day long workshops

We’re teaming up with the Museum of Oxford this summer to look at famous journeys in fiction, from Alice’s Adventures through the Looking Glass to The Odyssey. We’ll choose a story and then work on it during the session, ending in a short performance for friends and family to watch.

All workshops are £15 for the half day, and take place at the Town Hall

8-12 years | 10am-1pm | 10 August 2017
8-12 years | 2pm-5pm | 10 August 2017

8-12 years | 10am-1pm | 24 August 2017
8-12 years | 2pm-5pm | 24 August 2017

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Banbury Workshops

This August, we’re running two of our Put on a Play in a week workshops for children aged 6 to 12 at The Mill Arts Centre in Banbury.

Our Banbury workshops are £120 for the week, with sibling discounts available. To book, please ring the Mill Box Office on 01295 279002 or use these links –

6-8 years | 7-11 August 2017 | BOOK NOW
9-12 years | 21-25 August 2017 | BOOK NOW

October half term

Feeling organised? We’ve opened bookings for our October half term workshops. We’ll be spending a week at d’Overbroecks with our Put on a Play in a Week workshops, where we’ll be looking at classic tales with Halloween twist.

6-8 years | d’Overbroecks 7-11 | 23 October 2017 | Book Now

9-12 years | d’Overbroecks 7-11 | 23 October 2017 | Book Now

Please note that there is no parking available at our venues.

Why we’re the best

  • We limit our workshops to 16 places, ensuring that your child gets a chance to shine and get to know everyone else in the group.
  • It’s rude not to share, so we do our best to make sure everyone has a moment in the spotlight, with role sharing.
  • All our workshop leaders are actors and theatre professionals, so they really know their stuff.
  • Our workshops run from 10am – 4.30pm, with flexible drop-off and pick-up from 9am – 5pm, so working parents don’t have to rush to pick up at the end of a busy day.
  • We make learning about classic stories fun, with drama games and theatre!

Don’t take our word for it, here’s what some parents said about our workshops:

  • “Encourages independent creativity and takes the mystique out of Shakespeare”
  • “A great introduction to Shakespeare! My son left each day with a buzzing imagination”
  • “Fun, creative, and a great show at the end which is rewarding for parents as well as kids!”

The less fun, but important information

Workshop spaces are non-transferable and non-refundable, terms and conditions apply to all discounts. For more information about our workshops please call our Box Office on 01865 766266

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