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    Summer School: Theatre Challenge 8:12


    Over five days, we challenge you to create a brand new piece of theatre to be performed in our very own Factory Theatre! Working with professional theatre-makers, you will need to bring your ideas, enthusiasm and energy to make sure you’re prepared to perform on the final day!

    IMPORTANT: We will be based at ASHTON PARK SCHOOL, Blackmoors Lane, Bower Ashton, Bristol BS3 2JL from Tue 28 – Thu 30 August.

    Existing bookers – if you have not received an email regarding the summer school, please contact bryony@tobaccofactorytheatres.com for further information.

    What to Expect

    Rehearsals will take place each day for five days, starting at 9.30am and running until 4pm. The sessions are led by skilled theatre makers with strong backgrounds in creating work with and for young people.

    Please note, we have multiple practitioners working on each summer school and the performing groups will be divided by age. For example, ages 8-9 years and 10-12 years. Young people will spend most of their time working with those similar in age.

    The week will include:

    • Fun and energising warm up games
    • Voice work
    • Acting and ensemble
    • Movement
    • Trust and teambuilding
    • Script work
    • Rehearsals for performance

    What to bring

    Please ensure your child:

    • Arrives in good time
    • Wears comfortable clothing and footwear that allows them to move freely Brings a packed lunch and snacks


    Both our Summer School: Theatre Challenge companies (8:12s and  13:19s) will perform in the Factory Theatre on Sat 01 September at 5pm. Tickets for the performances are £3 each.


    • AGE RECOMMENDATION8-12 years
    • TICKETS£180 (Need help with this fee? Bursaries are available. Please contact bryony@tobaccofactorytheatres.com)

    Dates Tue 28 August – Sat 01 September 9.30am – 4pm

    PLEASE NOTE When booking, only the first date of the summer school is shown. By booking for our Summer School: Theatre Challenge, you will be committing to the full five days of the course.

    Online booking is only available until 5pm on Fri 24 August. You may still book by calling Box Office on Sat 25 August 12pm-5pm but then booking will be closed.

    We offer a sibling discount of 10% for those wishing to book two or more siblings onto our Summer School. This offer is not available online so please contact Box Office directly and quote SIBLING when making the booking.

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