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The PumpHouse Theatre Summer Holidays Drama Programme


Mon 18 Jan 2016, 9:00am–3:00pm
Tue 19 Jan 2016, 9:00am–3:00pm
Wed 20 Jan 2016, 9:00am–3:00pm
Thu 21 Jan 2016, 9:00am–3:00pm
Fri 22 Jan 2016, 9:00am–3:00pm

Where: The PumpHouse Theatre, Killarney Park, Takapuna, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Day 1: $50.00
  • Day 2: $50.00
  • Day 3: $50.00
  • Day 4: $50.00
  • Day 5: $50.00
  • All 5 days: $225.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: gill16

School Holiday Drama Programme for 8-12 year olds

This exciting all-new series of workshops features five self-contained days designed to give 8-12 year olds the chance to have a go at a variety of drama skills within the unique setting of a working theatre – The PumpHouse in Takapuna.

Each day will follow a theme and include drama games, exercises and activities to develop the knowledge, confidence and thinking skills of those with an interest in drama and performance arts whilst they have fun! The day will close with a chance for the students to present a short performance of what they have done to their parents.

You can come all week, or on just some of the days. Each workshop goes from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm with a break for lunch.

The Schedule
Day 1 Improvisation – a chance to develop team work, confidence and quick thinking whilst having fun telling stories and improvising scenes.

Day 2 Mime, Movement and Finding My Voice – a day of contrasts from storytelling without words to learning how to use different voices for different performance spaces.

Day 3 Scripted Drama – devising, creating, adapting, writing and staging a script – how the actors know what to do and when!

Day 4 Backstage Pass A day ‘backstage’ covering the work of the Technical Crew (light and sound), Wardrobe and Make-Up, and the Stage Manager.

Day 5 ‘PumpHouse Productions Presents a Play in a Day!’ pulling together the skills covered earlier in the week the students work towards a final performance of the week from scratch!

Your Tutors

Mags Delaney has a B Ed (Hons) from Liverpool University and a PG Dip Arts from Massey University. She has 26 years experience in Primary Education in the UK and NZ and was a workshop host with the Royal Shakespeare Company education in Stratford

Julia Pointon has 14 years of experience working as a drama teacher in the UK and New Zealand, including 6 years as a Head of a Drama Department. She has worked as a professional role player for the National Health Service in the UK, and also as a drama worker – working with children of all ages as well as adults with intellectual disabilities. Julia holds a B Arts (Hons) in English Literature and History from the University of North Staffordshire and a PG Certificate in Education specialising in Secondary School English and Drama.

To Join
It’s just $50 per day per child, or $225 for all five days. Book and pay early to avoid missing out.
To book a place phone The PumpHouse Theatre on 486 2386 or email for more information

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