Stage Combat Intensive Exam Course: Sword and Shield
LEARN AND TRAIN
Gain an industry and EQUITY recognised qualification with our 3-day stage combat exam course in Sword and Shield, held at the Shoebox Theatre in association with The Action Emporium and the APC.
Total Beginner? Have no fear. This course will provide you with all that you need to perform a gripping armed fight safely and dramatically. Not your first rodeo? This course also caters for those who are looking to continue their training at BASIC level or who are ready to work at INTERMEDIATE or ADVANCED levels. The course will be taught by experienced APC Teacher and RSC Associate Practitioner, Tom Jordan.
This is an intensive exam course focusing on the art of fighting on stage armed with a broadsword in one hand and a shield strapped to the other - successful completion of this course and the final exam will provide you with an Equity recognised qualification in Sword and Shield combat.
When: When: Friday 17th - Sunday 19th of January 2020, 10am-5.30pm
Cost: £135 per person
Suitable for ages 18+
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Drama Classes and Open Day for ages 4-6 (Jan 2020)
LEARN AND TRAIN
Weekly Classes for ages 4-6, which encourage students to have fun with drama. Our Mini classes build confidence and creativity through imaginative play and theatre games.
When: Saturdays from 9.30am until 10.20am, 25th January to 28th March 2020
How much: £65 per term (£6.50 per session to be paid per term in advance)
FREE TRIAL CLASS available for new students on the 25th of January!
On Saturday the 25th of January the Shoebox is opening its doors and offering a FREE taster workshop for students ages 11-14. This session will give students the opportunity to experience our workshops, learn about the Shoebox and meet our creative team!
When: Saturday 25th January 2020, 11.45pm-1.15pm
ACTING FOR AGES 11-14
These classes are for young people with a keen interest in Acting. Students will be introduced to a range of drama techniques and theatrical forms including physical theatre, comedy, devising, improvisation and working with text. These classes are challenging, educational and enjoyable - with a focus on building confidence and exploring acting technique in a fun and accessible way.
Weekly classes run on Saturdays from 11.45am-1.15pm, with our next term running from 25th January to 28th March 2020.
Cost: £75 per 10 week term (£7.50 per session to be paid per term in advance).
It's never too late to tread the boards! Our Beginners Acting Courses for Adults offer an introduction to acting in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. Ideal for those with little or no acting experience, classes provide the chance to explore acting technique in a playful, accessible and practical way. Whether you are an aspiring performer; wish to revitalise your creativity; or simply want to try something new and build self-confidence, you will find our classes fun and rewarding.
Our next beginners course starts on 30th January 2020 with Storytelling Theatre. You will explore how to create imaginative and engaging characters, use vocal and physical skills to bring strange worlds to life and create performances that will keep your audience on the edge of their seats!
When: Thursdays from 7.30pm until 9.30pm, 30th January to 2nd April 2020. How much: £85 for a 10 week course
Hosted by Imogen Palmer of The Delight Collective and The Bristol Improv Theatre. Improv Jam is your chance to get on stage and have a go at the make-em-ups yourself! All abilities welcome in this friendly, inclusive improv night.
Arrive at 7pm for a group warm up and a chance to meet the other improvisers if you want to perform!
Performing not your thing? Come along and watch with a stiff drink. The bar will be open from 7.00pm, with the Improv starting at 7.30pm.
When: Friday, 31st January 2020, 7pm.
How much: £7
Our weekly sessions for Actors aged 18+ are booked in blocks of six weeks and are designed to keep your acting technique sharp and well-practiced. Sessions focus on either scripted or improv work and are tailored to the students in the room. Our next workout starts on 4th February 2020 with:
Actor's workout: Improv
A great way to get your improv fix! Being playful and thinking on your feet are essential skills in every actors toolkit, helping to keep scenes energised and honest. These weekly will allow you to develop your improvisation skills and build the confidence to play in both moments of comedy or drama. Approach scenes, rehearsals and auditions without fear!
When: Tuesdays, from 7.30pm until 9.30pm, 4th February to 10th March 2020
How much: £50 for 6 weeks
Learn how to approach accents with confidence. Some lucky people are born with an excellent ear and an ability to mimic any accent they hear. Fortunately, for the rest of us, there are tools and tricks to help analyse and recreate the sounds of any accent!
Using samples of both British and international accents, this workshop will focus on the key areas of accent acquisition, including:
- Oral posture - how to alter your articulators into the default "shape" of the target accent;
- How to listen out for and alter the key vowel and consonant sounds;
- How to work on the rhythm and intonation of an accent.
Suitable for Actors, Performing Arts Teachers and Voiceover Artists, this workshop will also include games and exercises for practising and embodying an accent.
When: Saturday, 29th February 2020, 10am-4pm
How much: £50