We are so excited to be returning to our venues from 12th April we are offering any new starters who book a trial before our official reopening date of 12th April one month’s free fees. Simply click here to book at a trial at your chosen location and add the code “REOPENING1” in the comments section. So if you are looking for a theatre school where you can build confidence, make new friends and learn new skills why not give Phoenix Theatre School a try? Terms and Conditions - One free month will be issued as a free month three [...]
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We are delighted to announce that following the latest announcements from the government regarding the Coronavirus Lockdown we have been given the green light to return to classes in person at all our theatre school venues from 12th April. From Wednesday 14th April classes will return at the same times in Bishop’s Stortford and Saffron Walden. From Saturday 17th April our classes in Harlow will return. All returns to venues will depend on reaching stage 2 of the government’s plans to ease lockdown.
Phoenix Theatre Group have been engaged by Thurrock Council to design and implement an online project involving 30 young people from the Thurrock area aged between 11 and 18. Creative Director Phil Dale lead a project with the Essex based local authority just before the March 2020 lockdown to involve children in social care in a theatre skills project. The two-day event culminated in a showcase performance at the Thameside Theatre in Grays involving the young people – many of whom who were performing for the first time. A short film of the project was edited together highlighting the positive [...]
Following the Government’s movement of all our current branch regions (Bishop’s Stortford, Harlow, and Saffron Walden) into Tier 4 all branches we will not be able to hold physical classes. Our theatre school is only permitted to run in this way when in tiers 1 – 3. All classes will revert to online classes via Zoom until the restrictions are lifted. An email with full details has been sent to all parents today. Here’s Creative Director, Phil Dale, to explain in more detail…
In aid of Action for Children we have put all our entire pantomime back catalogue available online for a donation of £10(+VAT). So that’s all your favourite Phoenix pantos streamed directly into your home including Beauty and the Beast, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves and Cinderella, plus many more. To take advantage of the offer, running until January 17th when the pantos goes back in the vault! - simply click on the link below and make your donation. https://phoenixtheatregroup.uscreen.io/ Happy New Year to all from the team here at Phoenix! *please note all profits go directly to Action for [...]
The Christmas pantomime which has become regional staple in Hertfordshire may not be as prevalent this year but the staff at All Saints CE Primary and Nursery School were not going to let this Christmas tradition falter without a fight. A quick call to the region’s favourite panto dame and our Creative Director, Phil Dale, and bibidi bobidi boo like the magical fairy godmother he could well play the children of All Saints were treated to a pantomime experience to rival any trip to the local theatre. Over 20 of the school’s staff were transformed into panto characters of [...]
This Christmas we are starting an appeal for Safer Places, a domestic abuse charity based in Essex and Hertfordshire. We would really appreciate your support. CLICK HERE to purchase your Christmas gifts for Safer Places. If you are able to help please remember to change the delivery address to the Phoenix Theatre Group Gift Registry Address.
Phoenix Theatre School is recruiting for a Lead Tutor for our Bishop’s Stortford branch to provide three hours of teaching on a weekly basis Do you have a performing arts background? Do have experience of teaching or working with primary aged children? Are you looking for a rewarding part time role? Working alongside an Assistant Tutor and with the full support of our Head Office, you'll be building the confidence of primary aged children, creating lasting memories and enhancing the reputation of the area’s most innovative and creative performing arts organisation. A competitive hourly rate and incentive-based bonus accompany [...]
Following the latest announcement from the government regarding a further lockdown to take place between Thursday 5th November and Wednesday 2nd December Phoenix Theatre School classes will revert to online classes via Zoom for the duration of this period to enable us to continue with the progression of our Christmas projects. All classes in Bishop’s Stortford and Saffron Walden will take place on Wednesday 4th November as normal. We anticipate that classes will resume on Wednesday 2nd December in physical format. It should be noted that whether we return to a Tier 2 or Tier 3 status Phoenix Theatre School [...]
A fun way of learning names. The group stands in a circle and begins by throwing a beanbag or bouncing a medium-sized ball, such as a children’s football, across the circle from one person to another. Make sure people are ready to throw and ready to catch. Eye contact is important. Now, introduce yourself as you throw or bounce the ball across the circle – “Hi, I’m ______”. Once everybody has had a go at that, continue the game but this time say the name of the person that you are throwing to – “Jessica to Isla”. The group should ensure [...]