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Junior Holiday Camps for ages 5 - 11

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:
 

 

Final Tickets for summer 👇

JHC Register here

Limited to 24 spaces per week.

  • Chatterbox School Cagliari - Summer Holiday Camp 2024
    Chatterbox School Cagliari - Summer Holiday Camp 2024
    Mon, 01 Jul
    Chatterbox School - Cagliari
    01 Jul 2024, 09:00 CEST – 05 Jul 2024, 16:00 CEST
    Chatterbox School - Cagliari, Via Tempio, 15, 09127 Cagliari CA, Italy
    01 Jul 2024, 09:00 CEST – 05 Jul 2024, 16:00 CEST
    Chatterbox School - Cagliari, Via Tempio, 15, 09127 Cagliari CA, Italy
    • July 01. - 05. &/or July 08. - 12. | 09:00 - 16:00 • Chatterbox School Cagliari • Ages 5 - 12 • Join for one or both weeks! Open to all students from outside of the school too
  • Bonn - Summer Children’s Holiday Camp 2024 - Independent Bonn International School - British Theatre School
    Bonn - Summer Children’s Holiday Camp 2024 - Independent Bonn International School - British Theatre School
    Mon, 01 Jul
    Independent Bonn International School
    01 Jul 2024, 09:00 – 12 Jul 2024, 16:00
    Independent Bonn International School, Tulpenbaumweg 42, 53177 Bonn, Germany
    01 Jul 2024, 09:00 – 12 Jul 2024, 16:00
    Independent Bonn International School, Tulpenbaumweg 42, 53177 Bonn, Germany
    • July 01. - 05 & / Or July 08. - 12. , 09:00 - 16:00 • Bonn, Independent Bonn International School • 3 - 5 / 6 - 8 / 9 - 12 • Warm lunches provided by us! Join for 1 or both weeks, new shows & activities each week!
  • Duisburg - Summer Holiday Camp 2024 - St George's The British International School Düsseldorf Rhein-Ruhr
    Duisburg - Summer Holiday Camp 2024 - St George's The British International School Düsseldorf Rhein-Ruhr
    Mon, 08 Jul
    St George's British International Sch.
    08 Jul 2024, 08:30 CEST – 19 Jul 2024, 15:30 CEST
    St George's British International Sch., Am Neuen Angerbach 90, 47259 Duisburg, Germany
    08 Jul 2024, 08:30 CEST – 19 Jul 2024, 15:30 CEST
    St George's British International Sch., Am Neuen Angerbach 90, 47259 Duisburg, Germany
    • July 08.-12. & 15.-19., 08:30 - 15:30 • Duisburg / Düsseldorf - Germany • St George's The British International School Düsseldorf Rhein-Ruhr • 5 - 11 (separate groups) • Packed Lunches from home.
  • Düsseldorf - Summer Children’s Holiday Camp 2024 - Lycée français international Simone Veil - British Theatre School
    Düsseldorf - Summer Children’s Holiday Camp 2024 - Lycée français international Simone Veil - British Theatre School
    Mon, 08 Jul
    Lycée français international Simone Veil
    08 Jul 2024, 09:00 – 12 Jul 2024, 16:00
    Lycée français international Simone Veil, Graf-Recke-Straße 220, 40237 Düsseldorf, Germany
    08 Jul 2024, 09:00 – 12 Jul 2024, 16:00
    Lycée français international Simone Veil, Graf-Recke-Straße 220, 40237 Düsseldorf, Germany
    • July 08. - 12. , 09:00 - 16:00 • Düsseldorf • 5 - 7 / 8 - 9 / 10 - 11 • Packed Lunches from Home
  • Cologne - Summer Children’s Holiday Camp 2024 - St. George's Cologne - British Theatre School
    Cologne - Summer Children’s Holiday Camp 2024 - St. George's Cologne - British Theatre School
    Mon, 15 Jul
    St. George's Cologne
    15 Jul 2024, 09:00 CEST – 26 Jul 2024, 16:00 CEST
    St. George's Cologne, Husarenstraße 20, 50997 Köln, Germany
    15 Jul 2024, 09:00 CEST – 26 Jul 2024, 16:00 CEST
    St. George's Cologne, Husarenstraße 20, 50997 Köln, Germany
    • July 15. - 19. & / or July 22. - 26., 09:00 - 16:00 • Cologne • 5 - 7 / 8 - 10 / 11 - 12 • Packed Lunches from Home
  • Stratford Upon Avon - Summer Children’s Holiday Camp 2024 - The Croft School - British Theatre School
    Stratford Upon Avon - Summer Children’s Holiday Camp 2024 - The Croft School - British Theatre School
    Mon, 15 Jul
    The Croft Preparatory School
    15 Jul 2024, 09:00 – 19 Jul 2024, 16:00
    The Croft Preparatory School, Loxley Rd, Alveston, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 7RL, UK
    15 Jul 2024, 09:00 – 19 Jul 2024, 16:00
    The Croft Preparatory School, Loxley Rd, Alveston, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 7RL, UK
    • July 15. - 19. , 09:00 - 16:00 • Stratford upon Avon, The Croft Preparatory School • 5 - 11 (separate groups) • Packed Lunches from Home
  • Colchester - Summer Children’s Holiday Camp 2024 - Holmwood House School - British Theatre School
    Colchester - Summer Children’s Holiday Camp 2024 - Holmwood House School - British Theatre School
    Mon, 15 Jul
    Holmwood House School
    15 Jul 2024, 09:00 – 19 Jul 2024, 16:00
    Holmwood House School, Chitts Hill, Lexden, Colchester CO3 9ST, UK
    15 Jul 2024, 09:00 – 19 Jul 2024, 16:00
    Holmwood House School, Chitts Hill, Lexden, Colchester CO3 9ST, UK
    • July 15. - 19. , 09:00 - 16:00 • Colchester, Holmwood House School • 5 - 11 (separate groups) • Packed Lunches from Home
  • Munich - Summer Children’s Holiday Camp 2024 - St. George's Munich - British Theatre School
    Munich - Summer Children’s Holiday Camp 2024 - St. George's Munich - British Theatre School
    Mon, 22 Jul
    St George's - Munich
    22 Jul 2024, 09:00 CEST – 02 Aug 2024, 16:00 CEST
    St George's - Munich, Heidemannstraße 182, 80939 München, Germany
    22 Jul 2024, 09:00 CEST – 02 Aug 2024, 16:00 CEST
    St George's - Munich, Heidemannstraße 182, 80939 München, Germany
    • July 22. - 26. & / or July 29. - Aug 02. , 09:00 - 16:00 • 4 - 6 / 7 - 9 / 10 - 12 • Packed Lunches from Home
  • Berlin - Summer 2024 Children’s Holiday Camp  - British Theatre School
    Berlin - Summer 2024 Children’s Holiday Camp  - British Theatre School
    Mon, 22 Jul
    Berlin
    22 Jul 2024, 09:00 – 26 Jul 2024, 16:00
    Berlin, Körnerstraße 49, 12169 Berlin, Germany
    22 Jul 2024, 09:00 – 26 Jul 2024, 16:00
    Berlin, Körnerstraße 49, 12169 Berlin, Germany
    • July 22. - 26. | 09:00 - 16:00 • Internationale Schule Berlin • 5 - 11 (separate groups) • Warm Lunches provided by us!
  • Augsburg - Summer Children’s Holiday Camp 2024 - International School Augsburg - British Theatre School
    Augsburg - Summer Children’s Holiday Camp 2024 - International School Augsburg - British Theatre School
    Mon, 29 Jul
    International School Augsburg
    29 Jul 2024, 09:00 CEST – 02 Aug 2024, 16:00 CEST
    International School Augsburg, Wernher-von-Braun-Straße 1a, 86368 Gersthofen, Germany
    29 Jul 2024, 09:00 CEST – 02 Aug 2024, 16:00 CEST
    International School Augsburg, Wernher-von-Braun-Straße 1a, 86368 Gersthofen, Germany
    • July 29. - Aug 02. , 09:00 - 16:00 • International School Augsburg • 5 - 11 (separate groups) • Packed Lunches from Home
  • St. Andrew's - Summer Children’s Holiday Camp 2024 - St. Leonards School - British Theatre School
    St. Andrew's - Summer Children’s Holiday Camp 2024 - St. Leonards School - British Theatre School
    Mon, 29 Jul
    St Leonard's School
    29 Jul 2024, 09:00 – 02 Aug 2024, 16:00
    St Leonard's School, The Pends, St Andrews KY16 9QJ, UK
    29 Jul 2024, 09:00 – 02 Aug 2024, 16:00
    St Leonard's School, The Pends, St Andrews KY16 9QJ, UK
    • July 29. - Aug 02. , 09:00 - 16:00 • St Andrew's, St. Leonards School • 5 - 11 (separate groups) • Packed Lunches from Home
  • Bristol - Summer Children’s Holiday Camp 2024 - Collegiate School - British Theatre School
    Bristol - Summer Children’s Holiday Camp 2024 - Collegiate School - British Theatre School
    Mon, 29 Jul
    Collegiate - Lower School
    29 Jul 2024, 09:00 – 02 Aug 2024, 16:00
    Collegiate - Lower School, Park Rd, Stapleton, Bristol BS16, UK
    29 Jul 2024, 09:00 – 02 Aug 2024, 16:00
    Collegiate - Lower School, Park Rd, Stapleton, Bristol BS16, UK
    • July 29. - Aug 02., 09:00 - 16:00 • Colchester, Holmwood House School • 5 - 11 (separate groups) • Packed Lunches from Home
  • Teignmouth - Summer Children’s Holiday Camp 2024 - Trinity School - British Theatre School
    Teignmouth - Summer Children’s Holiday Camp 2024 - Trinity School - British Theatre School
    Mon, 29 Jul
    Trinity School
    29 Jul 2024, 09:00 – 02 Aug 2024, 16:00
    Trinity School, Trinity School, Buckeridge Rd, Teignmouth TQ14 8LY, UK
    29 Jul 2024, 09:00 – 02 Aug 2024, 16:00
    Trinity School, Trinity School, Buckeridge Rd, Teignmouth TQ14 8LY, UK
    • July 29. - Aug 02. , 09:00 - 16:00 • Teignmouth, Trinity School • 5 - 11 (separate groups) • Packed Lunches from Home
  • Isle of Wight - Summer Children’s Holiday Camp 2024 - Ryde School with Upper Chine - British Theatre School
    Isle of Wight - Summer Children’s Holiday Camp 2024 - Ryde School with Upper Chine - British Theatre School
    Mon, 05 Aug
    Ryde School with Upper Chine
    05 Aug 2024, 09:00 – 16 Aug 2024, 16:00
    Ryde School with Upper Chine, The Ryde School, 7 Queen's Rd, Ryde PO33 3BE, UK
    05 Aug 2024, 09:00 – 16 Aug 2024, 16:00
    Ryde School with Upper Chine, The Ryde School, 7 Queen's Rd, Ryde PO33 3BE, UK
    • Aug 05. - 09. & / or Aug 12. - 16., 09:00 - 16:00 • Isle of Wight - Ryde School with Upper Chine • 5 - 7 / 8 - 11 • Packed Lunches from Home
  • Sherborne - Summer Children’s Holiday Camp 2024 - Sherborne School - British Theatre School
    Sherborne - Summer Children’s Holiday Camp 2024 - Sherborne School - British Theatre School
    Mon, 12 Aug
    The Drama School
    12 Aug 2024, 09:00 – 23 Aug 2024, 16:00
    The Drama School, Hospital Ln, Sherborne DT9, UK
    12 Aug 2024, 09:00 – 23 Aug 2024, 16:00
    The Drama School, Hospital Ln, Sherborne DT9, UK
    • Aug 12th - 16th / Aug 19th - 23rd, 09:00 - 16:00 • The Drama School, Sherborne School • 5 - 11 (separate groups) • Packed Lunches available to purchase
  • Stamford - Summer Children’s Holiday Camp 2024 - Copthill School - British Theatre School
    Stamford - Summer Children’s Holiday Camp 2024 - Copthill School - British Theatre School
    Mon, 12 Aug
    Copthill Independent Day School
    12 Aug 2024, 09:00 – 16 Aug 2024, 16:00
    Copthill Independent Day School, Barnack Rd, Uffington, Stamford PE9 3AD, UK
    12 Aug 2024, 09:00 – 16 Aug 2024, 16:00
    Copthill Independent Day School, Barnack Rd, Uffington, Stamford PE9 3AD, UK
    • Aug 12. - 16. , 09:00 - 16:00 • Stamford, Copthill Independent Day School and Nursery • 5 - 11 (separate groups) • Packed Lunches from Home
  • Pamplona - Summer Children’s Holiday Camp 2024 - The British School of Navarra - British Theatre School
    Pamplona - Summer Children’s Holiday Camp 2024 - The British School of Navarra - British Theatre School
    June 24. - 28. & / or August 26. - 30.
    The British School of Navarra
    June 24. - 28. & / or August 26. - 30.
    The British School of Navarra, C. Cam. Ardanaz, 4, 31620 Gorráiz, Navarra, Spain
    June 24. - 28. & / or August 26. - 30.
    The British School of Navarra, C. Cam. Ardanaz, 4, 31620 Gorráiz, Navarra, Spain
    • Two choices of camps: June 24. - 28. &/or Aug 26. - 30. , 09:00 - 16:00 • The British School of Navarra • Ages 5 - 12 • Packed lunches from home
  • Frankfurt -  Summer Children’s Holiday Camp 2024 - Europäische Schule RheinMain - British Theatre School
    Frankfurt -  Summer Children’s Holiday Camp 2024 - Europäische Schule RheinMain - British Theatre School
    Mon, 15 Jul
    Europäische Schule RheinMain
    15 Jul 2024, 09:00 CEST – 09 Aug 2024, 16:00 CEST
    Europäische Schule RheinMain, Theodor-Heuss-Straße 65, 61118 Bad Vilbel, Germany
    15 Jul 2024, 09:00 CEST – 09 Aug 2024, 16:00 CEST
    Europäische Schule RheinMain, Theodor-Heuss-Straße 65, 61118 Bad Vilbel, Germany
    • Choose from 1 or both weeks: July 15. - 19. & / or July 22. - 26. , 09:00 - 16:00 • Frankfurt, Germany • Ages: 5 - 7 / 8 - 11 • Packed lunches from home

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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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