The very best theatre courses don’t just focus on learning to act, dance or sing – they’re about building confidence, making friends and testing their limits.

We’ve listed some top courses and workshops that run during the school holidays; from half-day sessions to whole week camps.

Theatre Holiday Camps in Hertfordshire

ACT 1 Musical Theatre
Sharpe Academy of Theatre Arts, Watersmeet, High Street, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, WD3 1EH
Annual Musical Theatre Summer School takes place in August and are open to all children and young performers aged 3–18. Children aged 3-6 years (nursery to Year 1) are offered a 5-day course, while children aged 6-18 years (Year 2 to Year 13) are offered a 6-day course.
07500 569024
[email protected]
www.sharpeacademy.co.uk

Candice Conway Theatre School, Bushey
The Bushey Academy, London Rd, Bushey WD23 3AA
Providing a top quality care with highly qualified and professional teachers in specialist areas of singing, dancing and acting for children from pre-school to Year 6. Staff also includes a fully qualified nursery manager, qualified school teachers, level 3 TA’s and members with paediatric first aid training. In addition to performance arts, children can enjoy cooking, arts and crafts, party days and show cases. The camps are open every school holidays and are fully Ofsted registered.
07903672216
[email protected]
www.candiceconwaytheatreschool.co.uk/theatre-school-and-holiday-camp-hertfordshire

DancePro Academy, Ware
The Chauncy School, Park Way, Ware, Hertfordshire SG12 0DP
DancePro Academy offers children’s holiday workshops in Ware. Taught by qualified ex performers, all CRB/DBS checked, the workshops aim to help children gain confidence, self-esteem, and work in groups and individually in a fun environment. Day or weekly bookings are accepted, however, if children will not be attending for the full week, they may not be given solo lines for the end-of-week performance as they need to be rehearsed.
07729 221169
danceproacademy.com

The Dan Tien Performing Arts School Holiday Clubs, Watford
The Dan Tien, Harebreaks Community Hub, The Square, Watford WD24 6NJ
The Dan Tien is a friendly, family-run performing arts school offering a huge range of dance, drama and music classes for children aged 3 – 18. They offer week-long holiday workshops that are separated into age groups.
01923 236815
[email protected]
thedantien.co.uk/holiday-clubs

First Class Theatre Arts Holiday Workshops, St Albans
Sandringham School, The Ridgeway, St Albans, Herts, AL4 9NX
The holiday classes for children aged 3-6 years are a gentle and happy blend of drama,singing, dancing and craft. The children are encouraged to give all kinds of new things a go and it’s amazing what they can achieve in just 5 short days. For kids aged 6-16, a Best Theatre Arts holiday workshop is not just a drama class, a singing class or a dancing class – it is a place for making new friends, building confidence and having a fantastic time.
01727 759634
www.besttheatrearts.com

Graham School of Dance Holiday Courses, Bishop’s Stortford
The Studios, Part Millars 2, The Maltings, Southmill Road, Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire CM23 3DH
Graham School of Dance runs regular Dance and Musical Theatre Workshops at their dance school studios in Bishop’s Stortford, as well as Summer Schools, for children from 4 years. As well as Musical Theatre, Drama and Jazz, new dance genres such as Irish and Spanish Dance, along with Contemporary for Senior Students, may be on offer – each time it is different!
01279 654423
[email protected]
www.grahamschoolofdance.co.uk

Gordon Craig Theatre Themed Drama Camps, Stevenage
Stevenage Arts & Leisure Centre, Lytton Way, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1 1LZ.
These themed Holiday Camps at Gordon Craig Theatre are aimed at children aged 6 – 12 year. Participants will explore drama, music, singing, dance, and visual art activities to bring musical stories to life. During each of the workshops children will devise and write a script that will be performed for parents, friends and families at the end of the week. Different themes run each week, so children can attend multiple-courses.
01438 363200
www.gordon-craig.co.uk

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Jigsaw Performing Arts Schools
St Albans & Watford
Jigsaw holiday workshops and summer school are designed to provide enjoyable and stimulating performing arts activities for children from 3-16 years during the school holidays. Students are divided into appropriate age groups and take part in drama, dance and singing classes. Each week has a theme which will form the basis for the show at the end of the week. Family and friends will be invited to watch.
020 8447 4530
www.jigsaw-arts.co.uk

Perform, St Albans
Fleetville Junior School, 228, Hatfield Road, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 4LW
During this week-long course, children aged 7-12 years will work alongside an energetic team of theatre professionals combining live music, dance and improvisation into a magical mini-performance with colourful costumes and props on the last day.
www.perform.org.uk

Rocksteady Music School Holiday Camps
St Albans and Watford
Rockstead Holiday Camps off a week of music fun for children aged 5-11 years. Children can learn to play drums, guitar, keyboard or vocals, take part in a photo shoot, star in a HD music video, make an MP3, and put on an end-of-week concert. All instruments provided. No experience necessary. Early Bird offers available. Camps are run by a team of highly trained musicians who are all DBS checked and first aid trained.
0330 113 0330
www.rocksteadymusicschool.com

Stagecoach Holiday Workshops
Berkhamsted and Hemel Hempstead – Bishop’s Stortford – Harpenden – Letchworth – Potters Bar – Welwyn-Hatfield
The Stagecoach Holiday Workshops are designed for 6-18 year olds, with some areas offering tailored workshops for kids aged four to six. Children and teenagers can make friends, have fun and develop some great new skills at the fabulous Stagecoach Holiday Drama Clubs and Workshops. All of our Principals, teachers and assistants are required to apply for Enhanced Clearance via the DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service, formerly CRB).
www.stagecoach.co.uk/holiday-workshops

Top Hat Stage School Holiday Courses
Potters Bar & St Albans
Top Hat is a theatre arts school in Hertfordshire for children aged 4 – 17 years. The holiday camps offer intensive one week courses where the children learn the lines, the songs and dance routines, before performing it in front of a live audience on the last day.
01727 812 666
[email protected]
tophatstageschool.co.uk/holiday-courses

Tring Park School of Performing Arts Holiday Courses
Tring, Hertfordshire HP23 5LX
Tring Park’s holiday courses are a fantastic opportunity to experience life at Tring Park School, one of the UK’s top performing arts schools. The school offer intensive training in a wide variety of dance, acting and musical theatre practices taught by highly experienced professionals. Suitable ages range form 7 – 16 years, depending on the course.
01442 824255
[email protected]
www.tringpark.com/associated-courses

Valle Academy of Performing Arts Holiday Workshops, Cheshunt
The Valle Academy Studios, Wilton House, Delamare Road, Cheshunt, Herts, EN8 9SG
The Valle Academy Holiday Course Weeks consist of a variety of morning or afternoon Workshops teaching acting, singing and dance. There are a maximum of two workshops a day for over 8’s. For the 4-7 year olds the academy will help them produce a mini performance at the end of each morning. For 8-13’s and the 14 years plus each course week ends with a Friday Show Day to showcase all the workshops held that week.
01992 622862
www.valleacademy.co.uk/holiday-courses

Youth Musical Theatre Summer Camp, Hemel Hempstead
Lockers Park School, Lockers Park Lane, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire HP1 1TL
Summer Camps are fun-filled summer activity holidays providing intense, creative training in musical theatre for anyone aged 11-17 years looking to explore their potential and develop their acting, singing and dancing abilities. Young people work with top theatre professionals and create a brand new show in just a week on these exciting residential projects. Each participant also gains a Grade 6 Certificate from Trinity College London!
020 8563 7725
www.youthmusictheatreuk.org

 

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