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Summer Workshop 2022

Calling all young witches, wizards and magical beings!
Our 'Play in a Week' workshop is back by popular demand! Let your imagination run wild and join us for a potion-packed week of immersive storytelling with a magical twist! 

Suitable for 7-11 year olds, this week-long programme costs £20 per person with bursaries available (please contact workshops@cherwelltheatrecompany.co.uk for details).

 

Please use the sign up button below to book your child's place (opens up Google Forms).

One to One Mentorship

We are currently offering free one to one online mentorship to young people during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mentorship programmes are designed collaboratively with participants to reflect their needs and aspirations and delivered by our experienced staff.

Our young people are:

  • Creating poetry

  • Songwriting

  • Scripting plays

  • Devising Stand Up Comedy routines

  • Writing stories

If you'd like to refer a young person for online support, please email workshops@cherwelltheatrecompany.co.uk

Drama Workshops (Ages 11-25)

Each week during term time we deliver workshops for young theatre makers and we are always excited to welcome new members to our company. Our workshops are open to anyone with an interest in theatre.

We're delighted to have returned to covid-secure face to face drama workshops with our new term starting on Monday 6th September.

Workshops for our youth theatre (11 to 16 years) take place on Mondays from 5.15pm to 6.30pm.

Workshops for our young company (17 to 25 years) take place on Mondays from 6.45pm to 8pm.

If you aren't yet taking part and would like to, just drop us a line at workshops@cherwelltheatrecompany.co.uk and we'll send you all the relevant sign up forms.

We are proud to offer bursaries for all of our activities. Do ask if you require one to take part.

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Professional Skills Workshops (Ages 11-25)

Each term we offer specialist 'Professional Skills' workshops, led by industry professionals on a range of performance disciplines, including:

  • Stage Combat

  • Physical Theatre

  • Vocal Technique and Accents

  • Clowning and Slapstick

  • Screen Acting

  • Stand Up Comedy

Workshops are open to all aged 11+ and free to CTC members. 

We hope to shortly announce a new season of online professional skills workshops, keep checking back for more information.

Auditions Preparation Classes
(Ages 16-25)

During the Winter and Spring terms CTC members interested in applying for drama schools are invited to attend intensive classes on auditions preparation. The sessions include assistance with:

  • Identifying cast type

  • Choosing contrasting monologues

  • Preparing a speech using Stanislavskian and Uta Hagen techniques

  • Shakespeare analysis and performance support

  • Interview technique

Cherwell Theatre Company have a long standing history of providing this support to our members and our alumni have trained at many prestigious drama schools including RADA, Mountview, The Central School of Speech & Drama, Italia Conti, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and the New York Academy of Dramatic Arts. 

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For more information on any of CTC's Youth Theatre Groups

WHAT OUR PARTICIPANTS SAY

SIMON GREY

Participant

CTC has built me, from the bottom up it has shaped me into the performer that I am today

JESS LLOYD JONES

Actor/Facilitator

Never have I worked with such talented people, a place where you are completely safe to challenge yourself and be brave

MICHAEL DEACON
Participant

CTC has been a great place to work with professionals and young people who share a passion for acting

MEGAN MANNING

Participant

CTC is a great place for me to both stretch myself as a performer and feel safe around a lovely group of supportive people