Weekly Classes

WEEKLY CLASSES FOR PARENTS AND CARERS

Theatre is a hard thing to imagine little people doing. Often we are asked ‘What can they do in a theatre class before they can speak or move?’ Hopefully the blurb below will answer a few questions but if not please feel free to email us and ask. No question is too small or too silly!
Theatre Tots is an opportunity to explore those early imaginations. In a baby the imagination starts with the senses – exploring the world through sight, sound, taste, touch and smell. This develops all the time as babies start to move, vocalise and grow until they are the ones telling the stories to us. For us drama is accessible and inclusive – everyone can do it! Drama doesn’t need to be about becoming a performer, it can be about important life skills – confidence, flexibility and imagination.
OVERVIEW
  • All classes are 45 minutes long.
  • 10% discount for siblings.
  • We offer a £2 trial session to try before you buy!
The class takes them through games, mimes and imitation, tongue twisters, costumes, stories, characters, puppets, props and songs. We work with a lot of everyday objects ensuring that the exercises in class can be easily repeated at home. Our sessions are planned in line with the newly updated EYFS curriculum to ensure current and high standards of facilitation.

Themes change every 6 – 8 weeks and all the stories and songs are original. Our focus is the sessions and we do not work termly towards children’s performances in our weekly parent / carer sessions.

The focus is on creative play, imagination, social, physical and vocal awareness in a confidence-building environment. The sessions are closely linked to the early years foundation stage curriculum. Sessions are interactive and parents and carers are encouraged to join in the fun. Dressing up and silliness are very welcome!

WHAT CLASSES ARE AVAILABLE?

  • THEATRE BABES

A sensory exploration of our unique stories! These classes are sensory sessions using massage, props, stories and songs to stimulate our theatre babes! All activities are inspired by the world around us, making them easy for parents and carers to try at home.

12 months and under
When

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  • THEATRE TOTS

Once little ones are up on their feet it’s time for more of a challenge! These sessions are more structured and get the tots used to following instructions and gentle social skills.

1-2.5 years
When

Tuesday 10:30am

Wednesday 1.30pm *£3.85 entry with Theatre Tots free

Friday 11.00am *£3.85 entry with Theatre Tots free

Friday 1.30pm

Friday 1.30pm

Saturday 10am

Where

Under 1 Roof, The IO Centre, 9 Skeffington Street, London, SE18 6SR

Jungle Monkey Unit 1a, Redmoor Mill, Buxton Road, New Mills, High Peak, SK22 3JT

Jungle Monkey Unit 1a, Redmoor Mill, Buxton Road, New Mills, High Peak, SK22 3JT

Little Rascals Play, 3-4 Tongue Lane Industrial Estate, Dew Pond Lane, Buxton, SK17 7LF

Miss Tina's Sunderland, Beaumont Street, Sunderland, SR5 2JR

Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, The National Glass Centre, Liberty Way, Sunderland, SR6 0GL. This class is called Art Seekers, find more info http://www.ngca.co.uk/home/default.asp?id=204&prnt=28

Teacher

Laura James

Helen Marshall

Helen Marshall

Helen Marshall

Hannah Parsonage

Hannah Parsonage

  • THEATRE TOTS PLUS

And now we are ready for more of a focus on role play, communication and empathy – all key ingredients in story telling.

All the below classes are interactive and parents and carers are asked to join in. We like grown ups too!

2.5 - 4 years
When

Tuesday 11am

Wednesday 1.30pm *£3.85 entry with Theatre Tots free

Friday 11.00am *£3.85 entry with Theatre Tots free

Friday 1.30pm

Friday 1.30pm

Saturday 10am

Saturday 10am

Where

Under 1 Roof, The IO Centre, 9 Skeffington Street, London, SE18 6SR

Jungle Monkey Unit 1a, Redmoor Mill, Buxton Road, New Mills, High Peak, SK22 3JT

Jungle Monkey Unit 1a, Redmoor Mill, Buxton Road, New Mills, High Peak, SK22 3JT

Little Rascals Play, 3-4 Tongue Lane Industrial Estate, Dew Pond Lane, Buxton, SK17 7LF

Miss Tina's Sunderland, Beaumont Street, Sunderland, SR5 2JR

The National Glass Centre, Liberty Way, Sunderland, SR6 0GL

The Broadway Theatre, Catford Road, London, SE6 4RU

Teacher

Laura James

Helen Marshall

Helen Marshall

Helen Marshall

Hannah Parsonage

Hannah Parsonage

Laura James

  • STORY SEEKERS

These sessions are for reception and year 1 age children. They still use their drama skills but this time to create a brand new story to explore and perform. These sessions are drop off. Find out more

If you are unsure which session will suit your little one please chat to us. Our teachers will always advise when a tot is ready to move classes, the ages are only guide lines.

4 - 7 years
When

Saturday 10am 3-5 years

Saturday 11am 5-8 years

Saturday 12pm 8-11 years

Where

Broadway Theatre, Catford Road, London, SE6 4RU

Broadway Theatre, Catford Road, London, SE6 4RU

Broadway Theatre, Catford Road, London, SE6 4RU

Teacher

Laura James

Laura James

Laura James

COST AND PAYMENT OPTIONS

Theatre Tots credit card
We are really pleased to announce our new payment scheme for parents! It allows parents to spend as much or as little as they like in one go and never feel they are going to lose out on money if they have to miss a session. We would like our sessions to be accessible to all and not tied to large termly payments – we hope this helps to enable everyone to come along and enjoy what we do.
How does it work?
  • Each card has 10 boxes on the back, each is worth £6. We colour in the amount to match your credit paid and stamp the card each time to use a £6 credit.

  • You can put any amount from £20 - £50 on the card.

  • Our credit cards last for 2 terms so if you put credit on it can roll over for one extra term. You could even save it and use it up for a younger sibling!