drama courses in April-May 2011


This term we’re offering two drama classes for children and young people. Designed for the 8-12 age group these are Wednesday afternoon drama classes focussed on theatre games, improvisation, short performances and theatre sports.

More details below:

Wednesday Afternoon Drama Classes for kids

We’re running six Wednesday afternoon drama classes for children aged 8-12 at the Eastgate Theatre, Peebles, starting on April 20th 2011.

We have two classes: 4pm and 5pm.

Both classes are for a mixed age group from 8-12 years

The course dates for our Summer term classes are

  1. April 20th, 27th

  2. May 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th

Fees:  £36 for the term (6 sessions), payable at the time of booking.

Each class lasts an hour, developing drama skills with activities such as theatre games, improvisation, short performances, voice training, stage craft, mask work and dramatic storytelling.

Our classes are taught by Douglas Roberts and Mandy Durkin, two locally-based drama educators each with over 20 years experience working with children and young people. This term Douglas will tech the first five classes and Mandy will teach the second five.

Our Wednesday classes are designed to be intensive, educational and exciting, focussing children’s natural energy into purposeful drama.

This type of drama work is highly creative and ‘hands-on’, using stories, ideas, scenarios and challenges to inspire children to originate their own work, and teaching them how to develop this into engaging stage performance.

Centrestage classes are for children with energy and imagination who are keen to develop drama skills and enjoy performance.

They are equally suited to the needs of boys and girls, targetting the particular and distinctive strengths of each.

Places for all courses can be booked at the Eastgate Theatre, Peebles

Box office: 01721 725777

For more information contact Douglas at douglas@centrestagedrama.com


lights, camera and action !

To book a place on any of our drama courses contact the Eastgate Theatre by phone or e-mail, or call in to the box office in Peebles.

For more information about any of the courses you can e-mail Douglas at douglas@centrestagedrama.com