Drama, Dance and Music Summer Schools for Kids

The Torch Theatre in Milford Haven has a programme of drama, dance and musical theatre summer schools for children and young people in August this year. Places can be booked for some great summer fun with new friends – and lots of creativity.

The week-long Torch drama workshops are led by industry experts and both weeks will end in a sharing performance on the Torch Theatre stage with parents and guardians invited to come along and watch (with no charge).

The sessions each day are drama-led and involve fun, games, challenges and opportunities to learn new drama skills and perform in a safe environment – “everything you would expect from the Torch Youth Theatre”.

The Junior Youth Theatre Drama Summer School, for ages seven to 10, is during the week Monday 1 to Friday 5 August – from 9.30am to 4pm.

The Senior Youth Theatre Drama Summer School, for ages 11 to 16, is Monday 8 to Friday 12 August – from 9.30am to 4pm.

The cost for either workshop is £60 per child and £50 for a sibling.





Joon Dance Summer School at the Torch

If dance is more your thing, there are four day-long workshops learning Odette’s Revenge, a modern sequel to Swan Lake, culminating in a show. Joon Dance have been regular visitors to the Torch Theatre and Zosia, who runs the company, is well respected and has a loyal following. You can find out more about the Dance Summer School by emailing Zosia at joondance@gmail.com or visiting  https://joondance.wixsite.com/joondance/torchsummer

Children and young people of all ages can attend: Joon Bugs ages six to 10, Jooniers ages 12 to 16, Joon Youth/Gold 16+ (with no upper age limit).

Dates for the Dance Summer School are Monday 15 August to Thursday 18 August, 10am-1pm; show day Friday 19 August from 1pm onwards with the show on the same day at 7.30pm.

The cost for everyone attending the workshops is either the support price of £85 (to help Joon Dance recover from the pandemic and support future work) or the standard price of £75.

Concessions and sibling price: £65 (concessions for two members of the same immediate family); family price: £55 (where three or more members of the same immediate family book together). Tickets to attend the performance are £6.

Musical Theatre Week Summer School to produce Legally Blonde Junior

Monday 22 August to Friday 26 August are the dates for the Torch Theatre’s musical theatre workshop which will result in a sharing performance for parents and guardians on the last day.

Run by musical director and voice coach Angharad Sanders (Torch Voices) with support from Pembrokeshire Drama practitioner, Lucy O’Neill, participants will work together to create the musical Legally Blonde Junior in a week.

For children and young people aged 10 and over, workshops will run from 9.30am to 4pm and the price is £75 per child, £65 sibling, with no charge for the end-of-week performance.

There is also a multi-buy offer: £115 per child, £100 sibling – to attend both the Senior Youth Theatre Workshops and the Musical Theatre week.

Places are limited for the Torch Theatre Summer School Weeks and must be booked in person or by calling the Torch Theatre on 01646 695267. Joon Dance bookings are handled externally through the Joon Dance website.

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