5 – 7 Year Olds
Our Theatre Training for 5-7 year olds covers a wide range of artistic and creative skills designed to build self-esteem, confidence and nurture talent. The approach is lively and group-based including mime, movement, role-play, improvisation, acting, voice, physical theatre and self-expression.
Little Apple Circus
Playbox Theatre has been one of the main forces for promoting circus amongst children and young people since our earliest days. With the specific dual aims of developing healthy lifestyle and exploring physical artistry our programme trains the young and creates performance.
Amongst the specific disciplines developed:
Manipulation: juggling; clubs; scarves; balls; hoops
Aerial Arts: corde lise (rope); single trapeze; double trapeze; tissue (silks); aerial hoop
Acrobatics: tumbling; aerobalance
Low Wire, Clowning, Cycling
In 2014 we created a large-scale circus production, Wonderia (2014), commissioned for the G8 Conference at the Houses of Parliament and a medical conference hosted by the University of Birmingham.
Within Playbox Theatre’s Voice Studio young people explore the potential of the voice for actors, speakers, confidence building and for the pleasure of language. A wide approach is taken including vocal exercises, voice training, LAMDA examinations and giving talks alongside performance opportunities.
The Voice Studio limits numbers to ensure a highly individual and personal approach tailored for each member.
Musical Theatre Jr
An opportunity for younger children to enjoy the delights of musical theatre! Workshops will explore a range of popular and lesser-known musical numbers, along with basic choreography. Vocal warm ups, singing & dancing provides a perfect foundation for our Musical Theatre programme. .