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The Highway Rat - Creating Theatre with Little Performers

2 Day Drama Workshop for children in Reception to Year 2

Dates: Tuesday 23rd and Wednesday 24th August 2022

Times: 9.30 am to 1 pm (with performance at 12.30 on Wednesday)

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

Cost: £80 per child (sibling and early bird discounts available)

Bristol Academy of Drama are delighted to be offering infant school children the opportunity to take an exciting and creative journey into the story The Highway Rat by Julia Donaldson.

The workshop offers younger children the opportunity to develop the building blocks of drama and performance. Throughout the 2 days the group will explore the world of a play; develop characters, create soundscapes, form scenes and tell stories in order to build their creation into a performance which will be shared at the end of the 2 days. This process is designed to develop creativity, build confidence and help with communication skills and teamwork. But more than that, it is designed for the children to have a really fun few days and introduce them to the world of theatre performance.

Led by our experienced drama facilitators, the children will build their new theatrical world by using costumes and props. They will not only perform in the play but, throughout the creative process, learn to share ideas and work with others to bring the story to life. Through speaking, listening and using imagination, children will build their understanding of how to dramatise a story and present a finished production for an audience of families to enjoy.

So sign up now for 2 mornings 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! Just apply the Promo Code 22EARLYSUM at checkout and it will give you 10% off. Sibling and BAD discounts are also available, simply email us at for promo 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.

This workshop is only open to children who are already at school so for children in Reception to Year 2. For our pre-school offer do check out our Staring School workshop on the afternoon of Monday 1st August and Pirates Workshop on Tuesday 23rd August.

The Highway Rat


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