Belgrade Theatre Summer School is back!

Summer School is our annual week-long (Mon – Fri) drama programme, open to young people aged 8-12 years.

Whether you’ve performed on stage lots of times before, or whether you want to try something new, Summer School gives an opportunity for each young person to shine.

Participants will take part in practical drama sessions, led by professional theatre-makers. Each day we will develop our performance skills, and we will create our own brand-new piece of theatre which we will share with an invited audience of family and friends on the Fri afternoon.

Taking part in Summer School is a really exciting way to send a week of the Summer Holidays. Participants are able to spend time in a welcoming and supportive space, where they can develop confidence, improve their team-working skills, make new friends, and have lots of fun!

We are committed to making sure that Summer School is inclusive and accessible for everyone. Please email if you have any questions about the programme.

Places for Summer School are limited, so early booking is recommended.

Cost: £150 per child for the full five days. Sibling discounts are available at 20% off for two siblings.

Dates: Monday 5 to Friday 9 Aug 2024

Belgrade Theatre Summer School is back!

Summer School is our annual week-long (Mon – Fri) drama programme, open to young people aged 11-16 years.

Whether you’ve performed on stage lots of times before, or whether you want to try something new, Summer School gives an opportunity for each young person to shine.

Participants will take part in practical drama sessions, led by professional theatre-makers. Each day we will develop our performance skills, and we will create our own brand-new piece of theatre which we will share with an invited audience of family and friends on the Fri afternoon.

Taking part in Summer School is a really exciting way to send a week of the Summer Holidays. Participants are able to spend time in a welcoming and supportive space, where they can develop confidence, improve their team-working skills, make new friends, and have lots of fun!

Places for Summer School are limited, so early booking is recommended.

We are committed to making sure that Summer School is inclusive and accessible for everyone. Please email if you have any questions about the programme.

Cost: £150 per child for the full five days. Sibling discounts are available at 20% off for two siblings

Dates: Monday 12 to Friday 16 Aug 2024

Join us this summer for a fun filled week of musical theatre as we work towards putting on performances of Matilda Junior in our Neville Studio Theatre, with book by Dennis Kelly and music and lyrics by Tim Minchin.

Matilda has astonishing wit, intelligence . . . and special powers! Though unloved by cruel parents Matilda makes an impression on her kind schoolteacher Miss Honey. School life isn’t plain sailing, especially as the mean headmistress Miss Trunchbull hates children and loves punishment. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts and could just be the school pupils saving grace!

For one week a group of young people will work together as a company to perfect the show and become the best bunch of ‘Revolting Children’ Nottingham Playhouse has ever seen.

Dates: Monday 19 - Saturday 24 August

Once booked on to the week, you will receive an email asking you to confirm an audition date in mid July.

We will be accepting bursary applications for this programme until midday on 5 July.

Develop acting, lighting and sound skills and explore careers in the dramatic arts

Looking to discover new talents and explore career options in theatre?

Develop theatre-industry skills and meet new people on our free Get Started with Theatre. You’ll get to work on a group challenge – like producing and performing your own piece.

Get hands-on experience and explore whether a career in the dramatic arts could be right for you. You’ll also benefit from support from our staff or one of our mentors to help you uncover your next steps.

Date: 12 - 16 August 2024

Are you a singer aged 14-25 and looking to take part in the Three Choirs Festival? Look no further than our Festival Youth Choir!

Giving young singers in the local community a chance to perform with some of the UK's top orchestras, ensembles and soloists, the Festival Youth Choir is one of the best ways to gain valuable experience in concert!

Previous performances include:
The Pilgrim's Progress with the British Youth Opera and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (Conducted by Charlotte Corderoy)

Voices of Power with the Philharmonia Orchestra (Conducted by Samuel Hudson)

Duruflé Requiem with the Philharmonia Orchestra (Conducted by Geraint Bowen)

The main concert for this year’s Youth Choir will be a performance of Ian Venables’ Requiem, together with Cecilia McDowall’s Shipping Forecast. This will be conducted by Adrian Partington, with the Philharmonia Orchestra. The performance will take place on Friday 2 August in Worcester Cathedral.

The Youth Choir will also perform evensong in Worcester Cathedral, on Sunday 28 July, conducted by Adrian Partington. The evensong repertoire will include the Stanford Evening Service in C, and Elgar’s Light of the World.

Have you got a passion for carpentry and working with wood? Want to turn this passion into a full-time career? The UK construction industry is in great need of skilled new workers to support major development and regeneration projects throughout the country. By studying our Carpentry and Joinery Level 1 course, you will gain the foundation of skills and knowledge for future work within this sector.

Carpenters and joiners work on creating and installing a huge variety of features such as roofs, floors, windows and staircases, supporting new constructions, refurbishments and restoration projects alike. Our Level 1 carpentry course will introduce you to everything from using handsaws, planes, chisels and other essential tools to selecting woodworking resources and how to mark and produce woodworking joints. You will also learn key construction topics such as health and safety, modern sustainable construction methods and green technology, alongside developing your English, maths and other transferable skills to prepare you for the workplace.

Your carpentry training will be hands-on, studying in our cutting-edge Sustainable Construction Centre on campus, ensuring you have the practical skills to succeed. Once you have completed our carpentry and joinery course, you will have opportunities to progress onto further study, apprenticeships and careers in the industry.

Cost: Free for students aged 16 to 18. Students aged 19 and older may have to pay tuition fees depending on their employment status, income etc.

Read me aloud