Lakeside Arts
Part of University of Nottingham
Lakeside Arts
Event Detail
Summer School

Summer School: Play in a Week – Making a play from start to finish in just five days!

Monday 23 August - Friday 27 August, 10am-4pm
Highfields Park Boathouse

Children & Families
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Suitable for ages 10-15 years
By booking you confirm that your child is within the specified age range

Lights, camera, action! For all budding young performers, this intensive course is the perfect way to explore the many aspects of theatre in an inclusive environment.

Offering the exciting opportunity to not only perform in an ensemble play, but also to design and create the sets, costumes and props, this performance-based course connects young creators with our fantastic team of experienced professional directors and theatre-makers. The diversity of the course means all children will have the opportunity to dazzle, whether they prefer to express their creativity on stage or by creating something wonderful working behind-the-scenes using our craft resources.

Using immersive and exciting stories as inspiration, children are encouraged to channel themselves and their lives into the production of an original theatre piece for an outdoor performance without the need to audition or have any previous theatre experience. This is the perfect opportunity to let them shine.

Safety Information

The safety of our visitors, staff and students is our priority. Here's what we're doing to help keep everyone safe, and what you can do to help.

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Although it is no longer mandatory, we continue to ask staff and visitors to a wear a face covering if you they can when inside our buildings. Read our list of exemptions. Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue. If no tissue is available, use your elbow.

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The number of visitors permitted in our spaces has been reduced. Although it is no longer mandatory, we ask that visitors give people space where it is sensible or requested.

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Please do not visit Lakeside if you or anyone you live with is feeling unwell or have a loss of smell, temperature, consistent cough or loss of taste.

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Hand sanitiser is available at regular intervals throughout our venues. We recommend that you make use of these upon entering and leaving our venue.

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The frequency of our cleaning throughout our venues has been increased, including toilets and other facilities.

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We are currently only accepting contactless payments. Cash will not be accepted. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Protective screens are in place at key touchpoints throughout our buildings. Although it is no longer mandatory, we continue to ask staff to a wear a face covering when inside our buildings, except those that meet one or more of our exemptions criteria.

More information about visiting Lakeside and the measures we have in place are available on in the Visit Us section of our website.

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If You, or anyone in your household or support bubble test positive or displayed any symptoms of COVID-19 in the 10 days prior to this event and you notify us by email at least two hours prior to the start time of the event, we will issue you with a full refund for your ticket(s). Please see our Terms and Conditions of Sale for more information.