Saturday Class

Teaching

Our Saturday class operates between 9.30am and 2pm. The teaching day starts with physical and vocal warm up.

The teaching time is a mixture of Drama, voice work, dance and theatre skills. Some stage and technical management is also included from time to time.

There may be occasions when we vary the format, particularly when rehearsing for a show.

The teaching groups are split roughly according to age with some allowance for experience. Currently, the age ranges are 6-9, 10-11,12-13 and 14-16.

Supervision

Lessons are taken by teachers with CRB police clearance. Additional supervision is supplied as required by parents to maintain a suitable student / adult balance. Any teacher used from outside the school will either be similarly cleared or supervised by a member of the Theatre School staff. Qualified first aiders are available on the premises for all Theatre School activities.

Attendance

The Theatre School runs during normal school term time. There is no half term break, and one Saturday off for Easter. The school newsletter will be used to announce the first and last days of term. Students are expected to attend each week. If they are unable to attend they should inform the school the previous week if possible or, if insufficient lead in time, call the Theatre admin on either 01642 551389 or pass a message to the box office on 01642 552663 if the admin office is closed.

Students are required to remain on the premises from the time of their arrival until they are collected at the end of classes. Students expecting to be collected at the end of classes are required to wait in the bar area until their lift arrives. School policy forbids students to wait to be collected anywhere else. Please let us know if your child is due to be collected by a different adult.

Costs

Our current fees are £15.00 per week payable in advance in 4-week blocks of £60.00. The first week is usually paid as a single week trial for new students.

Fees are due on the first week of each block of 4. Please note failure to pay fees on time could jeopardise your child’s place in theatre school. Fees are still charged for weeks where the student has not attended. However, two “unpaid holiday” weeks are permitted each year by arrangement where no fees are charged. All monies are non-refundable.

Equipment

Students are required to purchase at least one Theatre School polo shirt to be worn on all Theatre School occasions. In addition, students are required to wear black, rubber-soled jazz shoes for lessons and performances. Students should also wear loose fitting trousers (not hipster fit, or jeans) or shorts for lessons. This dress code is mandatory for all lessons.

Students will be provided with folders to store scripts, word sheets, newsletters, etc. This should be brought each week with a pencil or pen.

Performances

Whilst there may be open days or other outside performances, the main focus of the school year is the annual show in the Summer Term. This will use the Forum Theatre stage with professional stage crew. Rehearsals will begin in the New Year and will take place during normal teaching time. Any extra rehearsals will be by arrangement with students and parents.

The Theatre School has additional rules around attendance during this period:

Attendance is MANDATORY for the last 2 Saturdays prior to the performance weekend.

On the weekend of the performance, attendance is also mandatory all rehearsals on Saturday and Sunday.

Attendance during Summer Term will be monitored and missing rehearsal may affect your child’s participation in the performance.

Outside work

On occasions, the school may be asked to offer students to take part in productions by other companies. This has included professional work for TV, music and stage productions and the Billingham Forum Theatre Pantomime. Whilst we may recommend, with parental consent, suitable students who have been with us a minimum of one full term, any agreement is between the parent / guardian of the student and the production company. The Theatre School cannot accept any responsibility or liability for work done by students with other companies.

Communication

The main form of communication will be via the School Newsletter which is produced as required detailing news of term dates, arrangements for performances etc. We also maintain a register of student details including emergency contact details.

Discipline

As with all schools, the Theatre School has a disciplinary policy. Students who are continually disruptive may be asked to leave the school. If the Theatre School staff agree that that such students may still be able to make a positive contribution to the school, they may be offered probation for an appropriate period in which to demonstrate their commitment to the success of the Theatre School.

The Theatre School exercises a zero tolerance policy towards bullying, and anti-social or intimidating behaviour.

Publicity

At any time, students may be asked to take part in recordings, photographs, videos, etc. for either private or public circulation. As part of the registration process you are required to sign a form giving consent to be included in such publicity.

Basic Do’s and Don’ts

Students are asked to remember:

1. Arrive in good time for registration promptly at 9:30am.

2. Do not leave early without good reason to avoid disrupting work in progress.

3. Wear a Theatre School top, black, rubber soled jazz shoes and loose trousers - no hipsters or jeans.

4. Switch off mobile phones between 9:30 and 2:00pm, including lunchtime. Emergency calls can be made from the office telephone.

5. Do not chew gum between 9:30 and 2:00pm.

6. Do not bring visitors or spectators during teaching time unless specifically invited by a member of the teaching staff.

7. Remain on the premises from the time of arrival until collected after classes.

8. Bring food and drink to cover the lunch break. Nothing heated for reasons of Health and Safety.

Parents are asked to remember:

1. Complete the registration and permission forms.

2. Ensure students are able to attend punctually.

3. Collect students from the bar area promptly at 2:00pm.

4. Ensure fees are paid promptly.

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Special Offers

Amenities

The Forum Theatre has many facilities to make your trip to the Theatre more enjoyable including bar and coffee areas which are open for all performances. For disabled patrons we also offer disabled toilets on all floors, a hard of hearing loop system and an easy access box office.

Quick Booking

Charlie Landsborough
19th Oct 2017
Bay City Rollers
20th Oct 2017 - 21st Oct 2017
Dick & Dom Live
22nd Oct 2017
Cirque Enchantment
24th Oct 2017
Mad About The Musicals
25th Oct 2017
Prince Revelation
27th Oct 2017
LEGEND - A Celebration Of Bob Marley
28th Oct 2017
Rockin' & Rolling With Laughter Tour
29th Oct 2017
GOK WAN
1st Nov 2017
The Solid Gold Rock 'N' Roll Show
2nd Nov 2017
Some Guys Have All The Luck
3rd Nov 2017
Fastlove - A Tribute To George Michael
4th Nov 2017
The Simon & Garfunkel Story
7th Nov 2017
Sing-a-long-a Beauty & The Beast
11th Nov 2017
Romeo & Juliet
12th Nov 2017
Rick Wakeman
15th Nov 2017
The Elvis Years
17th Nov 2017
Brighouse & Rastrick Band
18th Nov 2017
Kast Off Kinks
19th Nov 2017
Lulu
20th Nov 2017
TELETUBBIES Big Hugs
22nd Nov 2017 - 23rd Nov 2017
One Night Of Queen
24th Nov 2017
The Summer Of Love
25th Nov 2017
Cinderella
2nd Dec 2017 - 7th Jan 2018
A Viennese Christmas Gala
8th Dec 2017
80's Mania At Christmas
15th Dec 2017 - 16th Dec 2017
Six Five
20th Jan 2018
Forbidden Nights
24th Jan 2018
Nathan Carter & His Band
25th Jan 2018
Roy Chubby Brown
26th Jan 2018 - 27th Jan 2018
Showaddywaddy
2nd Feb 2018
Totally Tina
3rd Feb 2018
Just Joe
4th Feb 2018
Johnny Cash Roadshow
8th Feb 2018
WHITNEY - Queen Of The Night
9th Feb 2018
The Lionel Richie Songbook
10th Feb 2018
Spamalot
13th Mar 2018 - 17th Mar 2018
MACCA - The Concert
18th Mar 2018
Milkshake Live
25th Mar 2018
TALON - The Acoustic Collection
8th Apr 2018
Peppa Pig's Adventure
11th Apr 2018 - 12th Apr 2018
The Sensational 60's Experience
13th Apr 2018 - 14th Apr 2018
Seven Drunken Nights
15th Apr 2018
Ed Byrne: Spoiler Alert
25th Apr 2018
Dear Zoo
10th May 2018 - 11th May 2018
What The Ladybird Heard
6th Jun 2018 - 7th Jun 2018
An Audience With Ian Waite & Oti Mabuse
13th Jun 2018
Grumpy Old Women
24th Jun 2018
Les Musicals
27th Jun 2018
G4 LIVE
4th Sep 2018
The Dreamboys
13th Sep 2018
An Audience With Simon Reeve
8th Oct 2018
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Upcoming Shows

Charlie Landsborough
19th Oct 2017
Charlie is generally recognised and categorised as a country singer, however, as his regular supporters will tell you, country music actually only accounts for a very small part of his concert reperto…
Bay City Rollers
20th Oct 2017 - 21st Oct 2017
The Bay City Rollers starring Les McKeown is a celebration of the hectic days of Hit songs, Touring, TV Shows and the behind the scenes pandemonium that followed the band everywhere they went.
Dick & Dom Live
22nd Oct 2017
The legends of Children’s TV, Dick and Dom are about to be unleashed on The Forum Theatre.
Cirque Enchantment
24th Oct 2017
Featuring a talented cast of cirque performers, dancers and vocalists, beautiful costumes and a stunning soundtrack of popular music. This show appeals to audiences young and old.
Mad About The Musicals
25th Oct 2017
Starring Jai McDowell winner of ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ and Michael Courtney. Taking you on a whistle stop tour from the heart of London’s theatre land to the glitz of Broadway.