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The Isaac Theatre Royal and Canvas Bag Drama School present...
July 2024 School Holiday Drama Workshops – REGISTRATION CLOSED!

Mon 15 July - Wed 17 July 2024
Isaac Theatre Royal

Isaac Theatre Royal and Canvas Bag Drama School are back with the THIRD installment of our 2024 Drama Workshops for the upcoming July School Holiday break!

Monday 15th – Wednesday 17th July!

This July, the course will be split into three age groups; 7-9yrs, 10-12yrs and 13-17yrs, and will take place in our front of house spaces and on stage. All students will get to act out their unique, space-age stories on the Isaac Theatre Royal stage!


Get ready to engage as we embark on an out-of-this-world adventure.
Join us for three days of science fiction, where we’ll boldly go where no one else is silly enough to have gone before.
Do aliens dream of ice creams?
Can you master the force (but please, find the on/off button first)?

These are just a few of the questions we’ll explore as we lose ourselves in the space and time continuum.

In this workshop, students will:

  • Devise their own interstellar script
  • Learn storytelling structures and concepts
  • Act out their unique, space-age stories on the Isaac Theatre Royal stage

Act long and prosper with us. Whether you’re a seasoned performer or new to theatre arts, we promise laughter, creativity, and a journey to remember. Spaces are limited, so sign up now for an unforgettable cosmic escapade!

If you are 11 or 12, and have attended 2 previous middle group classes then pending approval you may move to the senior group to participate in more advanced curriculum. Please let us know on the registration form if this applies to your application.

Workshop Times

Group 1: 7 – 9 years // 9am – 3pm (final day will conclude at 4pm) 

Group 2: 10 – 12 years // 9am – 3pm (final day will conclude at 4pm) 

Group 3: 13 – 17 years // 9am – 4pm

Drop off for all groups is from 8.30am. Please ensure to sign in on arrival.

Group 1: 7 – 9 years – Tutored by Andrew Gilbert

Time: 9am – 3pm (final day will conclude at 4pm)

Andrew has a keen interest in improvisation, and encourages imagination and quick thinking within conventional story telling structure, and improvisation itself. As a deep appreciator of storytelling, Andrew encourages his students to find the patterns within all stories, and to understand the rules of regular storytelling so that they may be broken in interesting ways!

Group 2: 10 – 12 years  – Tutored by Annabel Brodie

Time: 9am – 3pm (final day will conclude at 4pm)

Annabel trained at Excel School of Performing Arts in Auckland in 2005 and then for the successive 2 years, at Hagley Theatre Company in Christchurch. Annabel brings energy and excitement to her drama workshops and loves bringing out imagination and creativity in children.

Group 3: 13 – 17 years – Tutored by Josiah Morgan

Time: 9am – 4pm

Josiah believes that involvement with the arts is a journey of constant learning, central to his belief system as an artist is openness, honesty and punctuality. He is an author of poetry and prose; with his first book coming out in 2019 and his second scheduled for release in late 2020. Josiah’s practice has embraced amateur theatre, combined with the occasional professional or semi-professional role. Currently he is studying towards a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Anthropology – fuelled by a keen interest in people and what makes them tick.

Course content designer and Canvas Bag Drama School Director – Felicity Williams

Felicity Williams has an Honours Degree in Composition from the University of Canterbury. She has been the recipient of numerous awards and prizes, including a QE2 Arts Council residency, and in addition, for her large body of work in television and film media, both in New Zealand and internationally. Felicity believes that imaginative games are the catalyst for the intellectual and emotional growth of children and to this end, she develops and participates extensively in children’s play patterns while teaching drama classes at Canvas Bag Drama School. She considers her work with children to be a privileged joyful interplay, and loves to see children, through the dramatic play she provides, move effortlessly between a real world and an imagined one.

Cost: $250.00 incl GST (workshop lunch additional)

**Please note: Your place in this workshop will be confirmed once payment has been received.**

Wear: Comfortable clothing

Workshop lunch is sorted! Take the hassle out of organising and pre-purchase a healthy, delicious lunch for only an additional $17.50 per day.

Lunches include: a substantial savory item, piece of fresh fruit, a sweet treat and a choice of drink (bottled water, Charlies orange juice pouch or Charlies blackcurrant & apple juice pouch). All dietary requirements will be catered for. 

**Participants are welcome to bring their own packed lunch.**

All participants will receive a certificate detailing the achievement of their intensive holiday drama workshop at the end of day three.

Bookings are set to fill up quick. Enter your child(s) details below to secure your spot(s) for this fantastic workshop.

Telephone: +64-3-366 6326

Email: [email protected]

Street Address:
145 Gloucester Street
New Zealand

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