Take children to London shows for free this August with Kids Week

Bodyguard workshop 2013 (photo credit Pamela Raith)

A workshop from The Bodyguard last summer (Credit: Pamela Raith)

The Society of London Theatre’s Kids Week returns this summer. The initiative offers free tickets to young people under the age of 16 to over 35 shows in London. Kids Week takes place throughout August (1–31) and is available to young people who are accompanied by a full-paying adult.

Shows on offer for those aged three to five and above are The Elephantom, The Tiger Who Came to Tea, What The Ladybird Heard, The 39 Steps, Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, The Lion King, Hetty Feather, Horrible Histories – Barmy Britain Part 2, MAMMA MIA!, Matilda The Musical, The Pajama Game, Stomp, Thriller Live, Top Hat, Wicked and many others.

For slightly older audiences, there’s also plenty of London favourites, from shows for those needing parental guidance through to audiences of young people aged 15+: Billy Elliot The Musical, The Bodyguard, The Commitments, The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time, The Importance Of Being Earnest, Jeeves And Wooster In Perfect Nonsense, The Mousetrap, Shakespeare In Love, War Horse,The Woman In Black, Avenue Q, Ghost Stories,Jersey Boys, Let The Right One In and Once.

The month-long scheme also offers a vast selection of free activities and events for young people to participate in: fans of The Elephantom can make their own Elephantom at a practical craft-based workshop; talk to the cast and creative team of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at a post-show Q&A session; learn more about the theatre of Shakespeare’s era in a workshop with Shakespeare In Love‘s associate director; and discover how The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time translated from page to stage.   

All tickets, on sale now, for Kids Week shows and activities are subject to availability. For information on how to book tickets for shows and workshops, as well as more information about all the offerings this August, visit www.kidsweek.co.uk.

Fill you in Friday

It’s our second edition of Fill you in Friday… keeping you up to date with all the latest events and workshops coming up. Don’t miss out on the latest goings on in drama activities for teachers and students, Teaching Drama has all the information you need.

BETT
BETT show 2012

BETT offers over 100 workshops, seminars and discussions – all part of their ‘learn live’ initiative. 650 exhibitors will attend, offering IT solutions for teachers and showcasing the newest products available on the market.

The show is in its 28th year and has approximately 60,000 visitors coming every year. Come and visit for the latest developments in ICT technology for the classroom. Free to attend.

The four day event will be held at London Olympia from 11th-14th January.

To register visit www.bettshow.com

Arts Council
State of the Arts 2012 

Hosted by the Arts council and in association with Manchester and Salford City Council’s, along with the BBC, this year’s event will take place at The Lowry – a first for the event which has previously been held in London. Returning for it’s third year in February, the event will focus on the relationship between society and the artist. There will be a number of events, talks, debates and pre-conference entertainment available.

Book before 25th December and receive an early bird discount – however it is still fairly pricey.

Early bird tickets cost £80, full price tickets will set you back by about £110.

But for those who can’t afford the entry the Arts Council are offering 50 bursaries which will

cover: a ticket to State of the Arts including the pre conference arts events, travel and one night’s accommodation. Information about how to apply for a bursary will be announced on their website on Monday 12th.

For more information visit www.artscouncil.org.uk/about-us/conferences-training/state-arts-2012

New issue of Teaching Drama out soon!
Spring 2 issue

Our newest issue is out Monday 19th December … and it’s a Shakespeare special!

*World Shakespeare Festival 2012 highlights,
*Shakespeare Schools Festival,
*A review of The National Theatre’s The Comedy of Errors.

Plus all of our regular features, news and reviews to keep you up to date with what is happening in the drama education world.

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