Theatre and Drama Home Learning

Here are some online resources to support schools and families with Drama and Theatre activities during the current school closures.

Take Part

Warts and All Theatre Company have taken their youth theatre online.  There’s theatre groups for children aged 4-6 years, 7-10 years and virtual young actor training for young people aged 9 – 13 years.  Please note, a fee is required for these sessions, bursaries are available.

 

Accessible activities – ready to go!

Leeds based theatre in education company, Alive and Kicking, have made all of their education resources free for anyone to access.  Full instructions on their website.

Little Angel Theatre have lots of hands on making activities on their website.  They have categorised them by age: 3-6 years (with focussed adult support) and 7 -11 years (independent working).

Twinkl have a range of drama resources, including play scripts of traditional tales, which are currently free to access.

 

Watch

Watch The Theatre Company Blah Blah Blah’s play The Vulture’s Song.  Suitable for children aged 9+, there are also accompanying family and school activities

Shakespeare’s Globe have some great animations of some of the Bard’s most memorable plays.

The performers from the Little Angel Theatre are releasing a daily video story, available to watch here.

Listen to stories from BBC School Radio for 5 – 7 year old children and 7 – 11 year old children with accompanying follow up activities.

Storyteller, author and children’s theatre director, Natasha Holmes, is performing some of her stories every week for the next month.   Her weekly updates can be found here.

 

 

Developing knowledge

Descriptions of drama “conventions” and terms as well as activities specific to primary schools; Arts on the Move