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Junior Holiday Camps

Our camps are designed to be a fun introduction to life on stage for beginners.

 

All European camps are designed for foreign speakers of English to improve their communication skills.

Prepare a 20-minute show for parents at the end of the week with lights, sounds, scenery & costumes!

Each child gets a role with at least 6 lines in the show - improve your public speaking confidence!

Express creativity through storytelling and captivating performances

Explore technical aspects of theatre production such as stagecraft, costume and set design, lighting, and sound.

Acting, dance & singing workshops led by our native English speaking tutors.

Make new friends with the same interests as you in your city.

Build confidence and push beyond comfort zones whilst having fun in the holidays!

Enjoy activities like sports, arts and crafts, and water fights when we need a break from rehearsals.

Learn fundamental acting techniques, character development, and improvisation.

Parents can choose to watch the final performance in person or via an online recording a few days later.

Limited enrollment ensures personalised attention with a maximum of 36 students per week

Small class sizes of 12 children maximum per teacher.

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Typical Day Plan

For ages 8 - 12:

 

09:00 - 09:30 • Arrival and warm up!

09:30 - 10:30 • Theatre Rehearsals

10:30 - 11:00 • Break Time

11:00 - 12:00 • Public speaking classes

12:00 - 12:45 • Drama games & activities

12:45 - 13:45 • Lunch and break

13:45- 14:30 • Script, song improv work

14:30 - 15:30 • Sports and water games!

15:30 - 16:00 • Home time activities

For ages 5 - 7

09:00 - 09:30 • Arrival and warm up

09:30 - 11:00 • Arts and crafts / Ice breakers

11:00 - 11:30 • Snack and break

11:30 - 12:45 • Improv / story creation

12:45 - 13:30 • Lunch and break

13:30 - 14:00 • Siesa / story time

14:00 - 15:00 • Show rehearsals

15:00 • 15:15 - Snack

15:15 - 16:00 • Sports / Water

Minimum of 6 lines per child in the end-of-week play

We don't like favoritism, every child should get their chance to shine.

Students can ask for less lines if they want.

That's why each child's character gets at least 6 lines end of week performance for parents

Certificate

Each child is awarded with an International British Theatre School Certificate of participation with comments from their teachers.

This can be used to approach casting directors and agents in the industry as proof of your commitment to training

Costumes and scenery provided by us

There should be no hidden costs when it comes to enjoying your week.

Each child gets a high quality costume to borrow for the show before giving it back to our costume department

Shows filmed for convenience

We appreciate that some parents may be unable to watch the end of week shows.

That's why we film every show and send it onto parents within 72 hours.

Shows are never published for the public, - they are sent privately to parents.

  • Why are actors great with children?
    Actors are trained to be expressive, animated and confident people which is perfect when you are working with children. Our actors are very experienced with working with children throughout the year on school theatre tours, children's parties and pantomimes! Over the years we have built a strong and reliable team of 10 actors who love to meet new students online and help them begin their performance journeys. All of the tutors are experienced, native speakers of English with Enhanced DBS certificates which parents can request to view.
  • What will the children learn during the week?
    Our courses are a great way to help children to become more confident in speaking skills for their future working lives. With a 20-minute performance performed for their parents at the end of each week, students have the opportunity to develop their public speaking skills in front of a crowd of parents - a very important tool for later in life. Students are given a copy of their performance as a tool to reach out to agents or show family and friends. ​ In addition, with water games, language games, arts and crafts and ball games in between our drama-based activities, our Holiday Camps are a great way to spend the holidays for all children!
  • When and where do the Junior Holiday Camps take place?
    We work with over 15 private and international schools across the UK and the world to bring ages 5 - 6 / 7 - 9 / 10 - 12 Junior Holiday camps to your local area. We only work with schools who maintain a high standard of health & safety and safeguarding practices within their facilities. A full list of the school's we will be at this year can be found on the registration page. Camps take place in the school holidays and usually consists of five camp daysfrom 09.00 until 16.00 from Monday to Friday. Please check our registration page for the exact time and dates of the course in your local area!
  • How do I sign up for the camp?
    Please go to our registration page to choose a camp near you.
  • Ages of the children?
    To begin with, we are aiming these classes at children aged 5 - 6 / 7- 9 / 10 - 12, but if you feel like your children are maturity level is appropriate - then they are very welcome to join! Your children do not need to have experience performing, just a good standard of English and friendly attitude.
  • What are the benefits of the holiday camps?
    Improve confidence and communication skills in English! The best way to build your public speaking skills is to perform to a crowd, we'll teach you how to do it. We aim to improve children's confidence and online communication skills through fun activities, theatre projects, quizzes, competitions and games. We want children to not only have fun whilst at home but also to learn how to behave in a safe manner online.
  • How will the British Theatre School ensure a safe environment for learning?
    Our BA-qualified British actors and child-care workers are selected through 2 stage interview process and must have performed in the Junior Holiday Camp leader position in the UK and further undergo our own 2-day in-house training process as well as: An Enhanced DBS police background checks An Educare Safeguarding Course Provide references from at least 2 previous child-care employers one member of the team on each camp holds a recognised Paediatric First Aid qualification Unlike many child-care companies, we work with a small team of regular supervisors. We never run more than 5 camps at any one time in order to ensure quality control and best-practice on each camp. All recruitment is performed in accordance with UK Government & OFSTED guidelines, for more information please see our Policies page.
  • What will I need to prepare?
    Each week, you will receive an E-mail before your course begins letting you know what materials you will need, such as pens, paper and anything else for the course including packed lunches.
  • Where will my children need to be?
    Please arrive 10 minutes before at the location specified on the confirmation email and the online event page.
  • Can parents take watch the end-of-week performance?
    Of course, parents can watch it! If you are able to take time out of your day to come to the short performance each Friday afternoon, we would appreciate it. Please check your event details to know at what time this will take place in your area. However, if you're unable to attend, we will record the shows and send them to you within 3 weeks, so don't worry if not everyone can attend!
  • Do my children need to be confident / extroverted / have acting experience?
    Not at all! The whole point of our camps is for children to improve their confidence, social skills and performance capabilities. All levels of ability are welcome. ​ Our friendly team have years of experience in bringing out the best in children's personalities.

Pay with peace of mind:

100% refunds available 14 days after your ticket purchase

75% refunds 21 days before your camp


100% refunds or company credit incase of Government Restrictions

From 7.20€ / £6 per hour for our education and care





Based in the UK? We accept Tax Free Childcare & Childcare vouchers. 

Each year parents can get up to £2,000 of tax free childcare in the UK. Not signed up to the scheme? Find out more about how to pay using the scheme below:
 

 

Register  Before May 05. 2024👇

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Meet the teachers and our company director...

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We are a team of 14 professional performers working within the UK performance Industry.

Safeguarding is our top priority - and parents can feel safe knowing that they can request to see our Staffs' Enhanced DBS Police reports at any time. 

Check our policies if you want to know more about our Safeguarding and Protection of children.

We only teach performing arts, we will never teach children how or what to think. This includes politics and current events. Our aim is make the next generations confident, kind leaders in which ever line of work they choose.

We are an OFSTED registered company in the UK. This is the UK child protection regulatory body and we adhere to their standards on all global camps.

 

We provide a productive form of child care as we aim to build children's confidence and public speaking skills in safe environment during their school holidays.

- Ben Whiteside,

Company Director.

 

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