We provide annual, 5 day intensive, summer courses that will challenge students to work on a plethora of techniques including vocal work, acting and character development, script study, dance/movement and physical theatre. These high quality workshops are led and/or facilitated by experienced/trained staff from within the profession, who make up part of the faculty at the University. At the end of every course, we present a performance of our work as the culmination of the week, this serves to encourage the participants to demonstrate the skills they have acquired through the course. The Musical Theatre Summer School allows prospective students an introduction to the institution and facilitates the creative interaction of young people. It has a youthful energy with the empowerment of young people at the core of its reason to exist.
Andrew Wright – Course Co-ordinator and Child Protection Officer
Jamie Aspden – Course leader and Artistic Director
Teresa Shaw – Vocal tutor and Musical Director
Sophie Barge – Dance tutor and Choreographer
Rachel Edgar – Dance tutor and Choreographer
- All young people have a right to participate in high quality, engaging, challenging and meaningful theatre experiences.
Youth theatre has the power to influence, inform,
- challenge and change.
- Youth theatre has the right to work with high quality artists and theatre practitioners.
- Youth theatre is vital to the personal, social, political, aesthetic and educational development of young people. The theatre art is a universal expression of human kind and helps young people to find their place and voice in society.
- Youth theatre practitioners have the right to high quality professional development.
- Youth theatre should reflect and represent the diversity of all young people taking part.
For further information on the summer school, or to view our child protection policy, please contact;
The Music Department Admin team:
Tel: 01243 816205