Summer Drama Course with Scoot Theatre

Children and Family, Theatre
Tue, 01 Aug 2023
Course £200*, Single day £60* per day
Summer drama Course with Scoot Theatre

Summer Drama Course with Scoot Theatre
1st – 4th August

9.45am- 3.45pm

Join Scoot Theatre Company for an exciting four day Summer Drama Course for 11-16 year-olds , running from 1-4th August in The Horton’s Performance Space.

Guided by a leading theatre industry professional, participants will explore devising, puppetry, speech writing, rhetoric, working as an ensemble, improvisation and more.

The varied course focuses on developing the “soft skills” of resilience and growth mindset through drama. Participants will be working in a small group of up to 12 young people.

Participants are encouraged to attend the whole course but are free to book specific days.

The course open to all regardless of experience and there are just three rules: Be Kind, Be Bold and Be Yourself.

  • Day One
    Team Building/Ensemble work. Developing trust through devising and improvising as a group. Also covering chorus work.
  • Day Two
    Public speaking. Covering the basics of rhetoric, constructing convincing arguments as well as practical skills – voice and physical working on engaging an audience and delivering effectively.
  • Day Three
    Resilience. Creating and devising with puppets and masks, focusing on the importance of “failure” as a necessary step towards “success”.
  • Day Four
    Creation Day. Putting everything we’ve learned together in a piece devised by the participants.


“I’m so grateful for Scoot – what they offer is important, especially to shy children or those struggling with social skills – but most of all it’s creative and fun.” Parent of Scoot Youth Member

Full four day course – £200*
Single day –  £60* per day

Lunch, and breaktime snack/drinks can be provided at £7.50 per day. Please select the Summer Drama Course – Lunch product when booking. If your child has specific dietary requirements please email [email protected] before booking lunch. We may not be able to provide food for all allergies.

Participants may bring their own packed lunch but are asked not to bring nuts on-site.

Places are limited to 12 per day.

The Horton Café will be open 9.15am until 4.30pm. Young people may wait on-site until the start of the course but will be the responsibility of their parent/carer until they have signed in at 9.45am and after they have signed out at 3.45pm.

Parents and carers will be contacted shortly after booking and asked to complete and return a consent form.  If you have not received this form, please check your junk mail box and email [email protected]

Scoot Theatre Tutors:

Max trained at Rose Bruford College
Theatre includes: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (West End); The Woman In Black (West End); One Man, Two Guvnors (West End); The 39 Steps (Barn Theatre/Theatre Royal Windsor); The Hound of the Baskervilles (Jermyn Street); A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Merchant of Venice, The Comedy of Errors (Propeller); NT 50 Gala (National Theatre); An Ideal Husband (Chichester Festival Theatre); Anything Is Possible If You Think About It Hard Enough (The Vaults); The Notorious Mrs Ebbsmith (Jermyn Street); Murder On The Nile (UK Tour).

Film includes: Dream Horse and Downton Abbey.
Max is the Artistic Director of Scoot Theatre.

James has performed at The National Theatre, The Globe, The Watermill and recently starred alongside Mark Gatiss in a new production of A Christmas Carol at Alexandra Palace. On film and TV he has appeared in Call the Midwife, Eastenders and the Colin Firth hit The King’s Man. He played the lead part of Albert Narracott in the National Theatre’s smash hit War Horse in the West End, where he developed a love for puppetry.

Ollie is an actor, director and producer. As a performer he has worked extensively with the Royal Shakespeare Company.  He is currently associate director on a project for the RSC and is a Learning Facilitator for the RSC and the Globe Theatre. A few years ago he set up the Streatham Space Project, which has become an exciting home for comedy, music and drama south London.

* A £1.50 booking fee applies per ticket when booking online and in person. The booking fee covers costs charged to the charity for the booking system and payment processing.

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