For those born to act
We offer professional training for ages 11-14 and run a training theatre company for those aged 15-18. Our workshops and rehearsals explore a range of drama techniques and theatrical forms including physical theatre, comedy, devising, improvisation and working with text. We have developed a programme, which helps our students to prepare and acquire the skills they need to follow a career in the theatre industry.
All our Teachers and Directors are Drama School or University educated with professional experience in their field and undergo enhanced DBS checks.
Weekly classes 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. There is no audition to join.
Shoebox young company for ages 15-18
A theatre company for dedicated students aged 15-18, who are passionate about acting and working in theatre.
Participants will develop a further insight into established methods and techniques, leading to a professionally led performance twice a year – rehearsals and workshops are both practical and challenging.
With a focus on contemporary theatre practice, students will gain performance experience and explore a range of techniques and theatrical forms including physical theatre, comedy, devising, improvisation and working with text.
Members of the young company will play an active role in managing the company. As part of the young company there will be ample opportunity to perform, but also in to participate in roles such as directing, producing and writing. It’s entirely up to you to shape your role in the company, which means you can take on as much or as little as you like, to fit around your studies.
Entrance is by audition only.
"When I was growing up in Swindon, I came through the traditional drama route, which is great, but the Shoebox Theatre gives young actors alternative ways of developing skills, which is really, really exciting!"
Billie Piper, Patron of the Shoebox Theatre
When and how much?
Shoebox Seniors - Ages 11-14
When: Saturdays from 11.45am-1.15pm, 25th January to 28th March 2020.
Cost: £75 per term (£7.50 per session to be paid per term in advance).
Shoebox Young Company - Ages 15-18
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