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Drama Classes

Open to children and young people in school years 3-10

Drama Classes at the Criterion Theatre
Due to the COVID situation, unfortunately, we are not be able to run drama classes or the youth theatre at the Criterion at the present time. 
As a volunteer organisation, and due to restrictions of our space and resources, we are not able to meet the current requirements for a COVID-safe environment for classes with young people and while this is very disappointing for us all, health and safety has to be our primary concern.  
We do not foresee this situation changing before the end of 2020, but I do hope we might be able to restart from the new year 2021. 
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The Criterion is a family and a big part of this is encouraging and nurturing the future members of our Company. Using imaginative play, theatre games, visualisation and movement, role play and scripted action, the classes offer the opportunity for children to stretch and grow and experience the excitement of theatre. Drama techniques help children and young people to learn to cooperate and create together, hone their listening skills and feel more confident. Classes work towards performances for friends and family.

The classes also draw participants into the wider life of the Criterion, allowing them to see and experience the huge array of activities that go towards running the Theatre. There may be workshops run by Company members and opportunities to see the development of current productions.

Once past the age of school year 10, we hope that the drama class students will go on to participate in the Criterion Youth Theatre, playing an even greater role in the life of the Company.

All drama class tutors are DBS cleared.

The classes run at the Criterion Theatre for ten weeks during term time on a Saturday morning. The Group 1 class which comprises school years 3, 4, 5 & 6 runs from 10:00 to 11:00 and the Group 2 class which comprises school years 7, 8, 9, 10, runs from 11:15 to 12:30.

The termly cost is £40 payable on enrolment.

For further information contact the Drama Class Coordinator at

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