What happens in a BigKids workshop?
Our BigKids Acting workshops introduce children to more advanced performance techniques and is the next step for those looking to take Performing Arts more seriously. These workshops give children the opportunity to explore a variety of areas in greater depth including: Acting for Screen (with a cinema screening of their films!), Physical Theatre, Shakespeare, Script Work, Improvisation, Devising, Musical Theatre, Comedy and more. Children take part in a Christmas showcase and a full-scale musical each year. In our workshops we expose children to more advanced performance techniques to aid their individual development as actors. No experience, some experience, tons of experience - all abilities welcome!
How will your child benefit?
Our aim is to build childrens’ confidence, stage presence and versatility as an actor, and expose them to more advanced performance techniques to aid their individual development. Our innovative BigKids curriculum provides children with a comprehensive tuition to become more confident performers on stage and on screen, as well as developing essential life skills including creativity and communication.
Material is explored through activities including
- Role-play and character development
- Movement, physicality, body language
- Use of voice (pitch, projection, clarity, tone, pace)
- Stimulus devising and improvisation
- Responsiveness to a scene or character
- Effective staging and transitions
- Screen Acting for Film and TV
- Practitioner exploration (Brecht, Stanislavski)
- Genre exploration
Who leads our workshops?
We have an amazing team of highly-qualified practitioners providing opportunities in every workshop for your child to immerse themselves in the wonder of theatre and performance. All our Lead Practitioners have trained at prestigious Performing Arts Schools or have an abundance of experience in theatre, TV or film. We have a rigorous recruitment process in which all our practitioners are subject to comprehensive background DBS checks and complete online child protection courses.
Where is your nearest BigKids workshop?
- CLAPTON - The Round Chapel, Glenarm Rd - MONDAYS 5pm - 6pm
- WALTHAMSTOW - The United Reformed Church, Orford Rd - WEDNESDAYS 6pm-7pm
- STOKE NEWINGTON - The Old Fire Station, Lewsin Rd - THURSDAYS 6pm-7pm
- FOREST GATE - Woodgrange Baptist Church, 345 Romford Rd - THURSDAYS 6pm- 7pm
- LEYTON - Leyton Cricket Ground - TUESDAYS 6pm- 7pm
How will you know how your child is progressing?
We will invite you to a Christmas showcase in December, a cinema screening of your child's own film in March, and an End-of-year show in July on a large local stage to watch your child in action and celebrate their achievements. You will also receive personalised written feedback on your child’s development in the Spring term, and our practitioners are always contactable if you have any questions.
We are partnered with Hashtag Talent Agency to provide BigKids the opportunity to register with a reputed, family-run acting agency and be put forward for auditions for TV, film, radio and theatre. Click here for more information.
How is ShowKids different to other theatre schools?
We are a local, independent East London company- not a large franchise. Our original content, themes and projects are created by us and tailored by our practitioners for each individual class. The content of your child’s workshops will be carefully created based on their needs, interests and abilities to ensure they are challenged and supported to grow in confidence and progress at their own pace. We incorporate simple mindfulness techniques into our workshops to improve focus and concentration.
How much do workshops cost?
We pride ourselves on providing outstanding but affordable performing arts training. Our workshops cost £50 per month, with sibling discounts available. To make payments easier to manage, you simply set up a monthly direct debit; paid throughout the year. You have complete control, and can cancel payments at any time with a month’s notice.
We are thrilled that many children who started with us as a Minikids have grown through our MidiKids courses and are now graduating to our BigKids classes! We know your child will love it too. Book their FREE trial workshop today.