Riverside Youth Theatre FAQ
Get more information on the Riverside Youth Theatre Summer School.
Who are the teachers?
The Riverside Youth Theatre this year will be facilitated by Mr Hullaballoo. Mr Hullaballoo is a children’s theatre company ran by Iain Kells and Noleen, both fully qualified and experienced teachers.
Noleen and Iain highly experienced theatre makers and producers, and have previously produced dozens of professional pantomimes and children’s performances, especially at the Riverside Theatre. Both are accomplished storytellers, performers and puppeteers in their own right.
What age range is it suitable for?
Our primary school summer school is suitable for children aged 5 – 11. It is suited best to children who have already completed p1 and are going into p2, as they will already be used to a timetabled day. The day (although breaks will be provided) would be very long for a nursery child.
Likewise, our secondary school summer school is best suited for children who have already completed their first year of secondary school. If you are unsure please do get in touch with us by email Roseanne Sturgeon, theatre manager email@example.com
How many children and young people will be in each group?
There will be 30 people in each group. Numbers are smaller this year due to the situation around COVID-19. The project will be all inclusive with children participating to their own ability level. Each child will have a suitable role to play both individually and collectively.
How many facilitators will there be?
Noleen and Iain will be facilitating the drama production throughout the 5 days. There will also be some chaperones present at the theatre to assist with arrivals, departures, lunchtimes, toilet breaks and if a child is feeling unwell.
What time does it start and finish at?
Each day will start at 10am and finish at 4pm. In the morning, we ask that parents drop their children at the theatre. The groups will gather in the foyer, before being escorted into the main auditorium and being collected by parents at the end of the day.
Will there be breaks?
Yes. A morning break from 11.15 - 11.30am, 1 - 2pm for lunch and 3.15 - 3.30pm afternoon break.
Are the children supervised at lunchtime?
Yes, staff and chaperones will supervise.
Will they need to bring their own lunch with them?
Yes, children must bring their own pack lunch and snacks for their breaks.
Are parents allowed to stay?
We would recommend parents do not stay as this is often a distraction for children. As with school it is advised that parents drop the children off and return at the end of the day for collection. We will of course contact parents should the need arise eg. If a child feels unwell and we will use the contact details we have received for the child at registration.
Is the course suitable for beginners or those with drama experience?Yes, its suitable for children and young people who have experience, as well as those who have previously no experience. Iain and Noleen are incredibly enthusiastic, fun and outgoing teachers, and experienced in working with quieter children who may be quite shy. All participants will learn something new and grow in confidence and experience by taking part in the course.
Any further questions?
For more information please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us by emailing Roseanne Sturgeon, Riverside manager firstname.lastname@example.org