Thursday Class

Teaching

Whilst the focus of the school is primarily towards drama in theatre, we recognise the value of skills in voice and movement. To this end, our typical session will last for 2 hours from 4.30pm until 6.30pm.

The sessions will be primarily drama based but will include singing and dance on a periodic basis.

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 on 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. 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.

Costs

Our current fees are £8.00 per week payable in advance in 6-week blocks of £48. The first week is usually paid as a one-week trial. Fees are still charged for weeks where the student has not attended. 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. Students should also wear loose fitting trousers or shorts for lessons (no jeans or hipsters). 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.

Annual End-of-Year show

The students of the Thursday School are required to take part in the End of Year Show, usually in springtime. You will be informed of the exact date in the School Newsletter. This will be in the teaching area for the entertainment of family and friends.

Because of the importance of rehearsals and other preparations leading up to the performance, it is imperative that your child is able to attend every Thursday in the 4 weeks prior to the show. Attendance during this period will be monitored and missing rehearsals may affect your child’s participation in the performance.

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 such students may still be able to make a positive contribution to the school, they may be placed on probation for an appropriate period in which to demonstrate their commitment to the success of the 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 4.30.

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 jeans or hipsters).

4. Switch off mobile phones between 4.30-6.30 including breaks. Emergency calls can be made from the office telephone.

5. Do not chew gum between 4.30-6.30.

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 drinks to cover any breaks.

Parents are asked to remember:

1. Complete the registration and permission forms.

2. Ensure students are able to attend punctually.

3. Collect students promptly at 6.30.

4. Ensure fees are paid promptly and at the beginning of the session not the end please.

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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

Joe Longthorne
1st Sep 2017
Dinosaur World
2nd Sep 2017 - 3rd Sep 2017
Dial M For Murder
4th Sep 2017 - 6th Sep 2017
Forever In Blue Jeans
9th Sep 2017
The Tiger Who Came To Tea
17th Sep 2017 - 18th Sep 2017
The Dreamboys
19th Sep 2017
The Magic Of Motown
21st Sep 2017
The Vera Lynn Story
22nd Sep 2017
Rule The World
23rd Sep 2017
Michael English
27th Sep 2017
Formerly Of Bucks Fizz
28th Sep 2017
Ultimate Bowie
29th Sep 2017
The Manfreds
30th Sep 2017
Madama Butterfly
3rd Oct 2017
TALON - The Best Of Eagles
4th Oct 2017
Beautiful Noise
5th Oct 2017
The Night Pirates
6th Oct 2017 - 7th Oct 2017
The ELO Experience
12th Oct 2017
The Quo Experience
13th Oct 2017
RIP IT UP
14th Oct 2017
The Dolly Parton Story
15th Oct 2017
The Ghost's Touch
17th Oct 2017 - 18th Oct 2017
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
Stand By Me
26th 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
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
An Audience With Simon Reeve
8th Oct 2018
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Upcoming Shows

Joe Longthorne
1st Sep 2017
Come and join Joe as he takes you on a roller coaster of Songs and impressions.
Dinosaur World
2nd Sep 2017 - 3rd Sep 2017
A brand new dino-mite adventure! Grab your compass and join our intrepid explorer across unchartered territories to discover a pre-historic world of astonishing (and remarkably life-like) dinosaurs.
Dial M For Murder
4th Sep 2017 - 6th Sep 2017
When ex-tennis pro Tony believes his wealthy wife Sheila is having an affair with a handsome crime writer, Tony embarks on an elaborate plot to commit the perfect murder.
Forever In Blue Jeans
9th Sep 2017
Come and join one of the greatest party’s in town as Forever In Blue Jeans celebrates 21 happy and successful years “On The Road”.
The Tiger Who Came To Tea
17th Sep 2017 - 18th Sep 2017
Following a smash-hit West End season, the tea-guzzling tiger is back on the road in this delightful family show; packed with oodles of magic, sing-a-long songs and clumsy chaos!