Summer School

Join our summer school for a brilliant and memorable week of musical theatre fun where you can learn new performing skills, make new friends and be part of a production. Bath Theatre School creates an exciting programme of singing, dancing and drama lessons to produce a range of engaging opportunities that are suitable for all children, regardless of their previous experience or level of confidence. Lessons are purposely designed to help build key life skills in areas such as team work, confidence building, public speaking, co-ordination and much much more. The week then culminates in a short concert using lighting, sound and props, all in front of family and friends.

The school is suitable for children aged 7-18 years as classes are broken into age related groups.

Summer School Details

Theme – ‘A Week at the Movies’ – A Musical Showcase (a selection of drama, singing and dance routines from popular shows)

Dates

29 July – 02 August 2024

Times

Monday to Thursday 9am to 4pm

Friday 9am to 5pm – This will include a performance that is free for family and friends and will begin at 4pm

Cost

£160 per child

Venue

Julian Slade Theatre, Prior Park School, Ralph Allen Dr, Bath BA2 5AH

Prior Park College

Below are some commonly asked questions. But if you can’t find the answer to your question, please get in contact with us here.

What makes Bath Theatre School different?

We think it’s very important that all prospective visitors understand what makes us stand out from any other children’s theatre school in the area, so much so, we have set up a page to specifically cover this question. This can be found here. Although the summer school provides a different insight from our normal weekly lessons, we provide the same level of attention of detail to the opportunities we provide to children.

Will my child be safe at Bath Theatre School?

Your child’s safety is of paramount importance to us and your child will always be overseen by someone who has been Criminal Records Bureau checked. To find out more about this area please visit our child protection page.

How do I secure my place on the summer school?

You should initially complete the enrolment form detailed aboe and we will then contact you with payment instructions. Only once payment has been received will your place be booked. This can either be a deposit of £50 or paid in full (£160 per child). If you opt to pay the deposit only, the balance is due 1 month before the date of the summer school.

What options do you have for making payments?

Our preferred payment method is via BACS using online internet banking. Instructions on how to pay using this method will be supplied after a student has enrolled. When making an online payment please ensure that you use the student’s name as the payment reference. Please also confirm the transaction by emailing the following information to enrol@baththeatreschool.com •your name; •the student’s name; •date and time of the payment; and •the amount in £

We also accept cash or cheque payment (made payable to ‘Bath Theatre School’). Preferably these should be handed over in person. If you choose to send payment by post the school cannot accept liability for any losses or delays. Therefore if you are sending cash it should be sent using Special Delivery. All mail should be sent to Bath Theatre School, 6, Longfellow Avenue, Bath, BA2 4SJ.

When are classes held?

Lessons run 9am-4pm Mon-Thurs and then 9am-6pm on the Fri, with the performance for family and friends starting at 4.30pm

I have more than one child that would like to join the Bath Theatre School summer school, do you offer any discounts for siblings?

There is no discount for siblings

What is Bath Theatre School’s approach to discipline?

Bath Theatre School pride’s itself on providing high quality teaching all delivered in a fun and interesting environment. In order to achieve this, respect, discipline and good behaviour are incredibly important. Not only in helping students develop as individuals but also to ensure the learning experiences of other students is not detrimentally impacted by other students. We therefore work very hard to maintain a high level of respect and discipline.

Should my child come along if they are unwell?

In the interests of the health and wellbeing of all students, no student should attend classes until at least 48 hours after experiencing the last symptoms.

Can parents or guardians sit and watch their children during lessons?

The presence of parents or guardians can be very distracting for children and therefore no parents or guardians are permitted in classes. However, parents and guardians will be able to watch the performance at the end of the week.

What options do I have for cancellation?

Once the deposit has been paid for your place this is non-refundable. We ask that families inform us as soon as possible if their child is no longer able to attend the summer school. The full amount will be payable unless at least four weeks notice is provided.

What should I wear for the summer school?

Children need to be able to move around in comfortable and practical clothing. If they are an existing student they should wear their uniform but if they haven’t been with Bath Theatre School before they should wear comfortable trousers, tops and shoes (jazz shoes ideally, pumps or trainers, tshirt and leggings or tracksuit bottoms – jeans and skits are not permitted.

What will I need to bring?

Children will need to bring plenty to eat and drink. As part of the production children may be asked provide some simple everyday items.

Complete the enrolment form below to request a place at our summer school – we always sell out, so ensure to book as early as possible and to secure your place by arranging the £60 deposit when you are contacted by the team. If you experience any problems enrolling please get in contact with us.

Enrolment Terms & Conditions can be found here.

Problems Enrolling?

If you are experiencing any problems enrolling please let us know by visiting the Contact Us page.