Get Involved

Drama Workshops (Ages 11-25)

Each week during term time we deliver classes for young theatre makers. Our classes are open to anyone with an interest in theatre.

Classes for our youth theatre (11 to 16 years) are held at Banbury Studio Theatre, Banbury College on Mondays during term time, from 5.15pm to 6.45pm.

Classes for our young company (17 to 25 years) are held at Banbury Studio Theatre, Banbury College on Monday’s during term time, from 6.45pm to 8.15pm.

Participants will work towards one showcase or performance project each term, and one large-scale community production each year.

In school holidays we run 'Play in a Week' productions of contemporary plays to give participants the experience of working within the model of a professional theatre company.

Recent projects include: Fright night, MYTH, Gargantua, The Bunker Plays, The Monstrum, The Wind in the Willows, The Boy Preference and Henry V 

The cost to take part is £60 per term. We are proud to offer bursary places to those that need them to take part- just drop us a line:

Our next holiday workshops
Professional Skills Workshops (Ages 16-25)

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. Guests are also welcome.

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. 

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

After school drama clubs (Ages 5-11)

Our after school clubs run weekly during term time at


Queensway School, Banbury (Mondays)

William Morris School, Banbury (Tuesdays)

Harriers School, Banbury (Thursdays)

Middleton Cheney Primary (Fridays)

Each term, participants will develop their performance skills with our experienced facilitators, improve their confidence and embark on fun storytelling projects with their class mates including plenty of games and heaps of fun!

The cost is £3 per session at each school. We are proud to offer bursary places to those that need them to take part- just drop us a line:

Drama Adventures (Ages 2-5)

Thursday mornings from 10am-11am at the Sunshine Centre, Banbury


Join us for exciting early years drama adventure workshops for 2-5 year olds! Over 7 sessions, children will embark on different adventures through drama, storytelling, craft activities, music and fun! 


6th February: Astronauts - To infinity and beyond!

13th February: We're going to the circus!

27th February: Under the sea!

5th March: Superhero training camp!

12th March: Join a pirate crew!

26th March: Jungle explorers!

2nd April: We're going on a bear hunt!

Sessions must be booked in advance through the centre and are £5 per family. 

New for 2020!




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



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



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



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

Our Supporters...

© 2020 Cherwell Theatre Company