Holiday Workshops




In addition to our weekly classes, our Drama School Burton, Newhall and Derby holds both an Easter School in April and 2 Summer School weeks in August every year. These holiday workshops have run successfully for 8 years; endless numbers of students have taken part and created a show in a week... that's no small task! Here, children between the ages of 5-18 years can come along and learn the songs, dances and drama from famous musicals and then perform in a full performance at the end of the week in front of family and friends.


To date our Easter and Summer Schools have included: An African Experience (2008), High School Musical (2009) The Wizard of Oz (2010) Oliver (2011) Disney’s Aladdin (2012) Disney’s Alice in Wonderland (Easter 2013) Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Summer 2013) Disney's The Jungle Book (Easter 2014) The Ballad of Sweeney Todd (Easter 2014) Fame The Musical (Summer 2014) The Aristocats (Easter 2015) The Little Mermaid (Summer 2015) and most recently Peter Pan (Easter 2016)



Summer School 2016: Annie

Theatre Cats is ready to launch its ninth summer school and this year we'll be performing the musical: Annie!


With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts, despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find her parents, who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous and magical world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan’s evil schemes and befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. She finds a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy. With songs including: 'Maybe' , 'Tomorrow' , 'It's the Hard Knock Life' , 'Easy Street' and 'NYC.'


The summer school will run from Monday 1st – Friday 5th August 2016. Each day will start at 9:30am and finish at 3:30pm. Students will need to bring a packed lunch with them everyday. On the last day there will be a performance for family and friends in the afternoon at approximately 2pm. The week will take place at The William Allitt School in Newhall. There will be 4 members of staff to teach and supervise.


The week will consist of 5 hours tuition each day (plus break and lunchtime) for 5 days. The summer school will cost just £110, however for Theatre Cats students it will be at the discounted price of £90.


The summer school has already attracted great interest, however, there are only 40 places available and places will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. To secure your child’s place please email call 01283 337953 or send us a message via our Facebook page!


Our summer school is for children aged 5-16 years.




01283 337953