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His Dark Materials - Shadow Theatre Workshop

For students in School Years 6 to 8 (age 11 to 14)


Dates: Wednesday 18th August 2021 to Friday 20th August 2021

Times: 10 am to 4 pm (performance at 4 pm on Friday)*

Venue: Kelvin Players Theatre, 253b Gloucester Rd, Bristol BS7 8NY

Cost: £140 per child (sibling and early bird discounts available)


*Performance for an audience dependent on Gov Guidelines on the Day

This 3 day workshop is offering children in School Years 6 to 8 the opportunity to explore Shadow Theatre and devise, rehearse and perform a play under the guidance of our experienced Drama Facilitators.

Throughout 3 days the group will create a play inspired by Phillip Pullman’s amazing series of books, His Dark Materials. They will learn to use Shadow Theatre as a imaginative tool to tell the story, they will develop characters, learn stagecraft skills, discuss and devise scenes to build their play for a performance on the final afternoon for family and friends to enjoy. This process is designed to develop creative thinking, drama and improvisation skills and build confidence and teamwork.


Students can let their imagination run wild, creating their own interpretation of His Dark Materials. Students can create their own ‘demons’, consider where they want their story to go and create their own parallel universes. There is no limit to what can be achieved in this short time; who knows what strange and wonderful characters can be created and what worlds their audiences will be transported to.


Not only will they received guidance and help from our Facilitators but they will be given props, costumes and basic set in which to create the world of their play.

It will be 3 days of building fun memories, learning new skills and making new friends.

Due to limited spaces available, it is recommended that parents/guardians book early to avoid disappointment. Early Bird Discount is available until Friday 9th July - just apply the code BIRDSUMWK21 at checkout and it will give you 10% off. Sibling discount is also available, simply email us at for discount codes and booking information.

All children will need to bring is their willingness to get stuck in, their imagination, comfy clothing and plenty of food and drink to keep their energy levels up.

His Dark Materials


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