Phoenix Theatre Group is delighted to announce that Phoenix Theatre School will return to classes in person from Saturday 12th September. The first classes for our Harlow branch will be on Saturday 12th September and both our Fledglings and our Kidz classes will be held at a brand new venue, St Alban’s Primary School, which is just a stones throw from our previous home at Burnt Mill Academy. On Wednesday 16th September, our Saffron Walden and Bishop’s Stortford branches reopen. In Saffron Walden classes return as they were prior to lockdown at RA Butler Academy. In Bishop’s Stortford the [...]
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Following our statement yesterday regarding the Saffron Hall Showcase which stated that the event would proceed as planned we have a further update this afternoon. We have decided to postpone the showcase due to be held this Sunday at Saffron Hall. We have been monitoring the situation on an hour by hour basis and given there had been a trend towards cancelling large scale events both here in the UK and abroad we feel it is in the best interests of all involved to not hold the showcase as planned. While this is not in line with advice from [...]
In light of today’s announcement by the UK Government and Public Health England, we would like to reassure you that Sunday’s showcase at Saffron Hall will take place while the guidance from the relevant authorities remains that there is no medical rationale to close or cancel public events at this time. We appreciate there have been a number of rumours of ‘mass gatherings being banned’, which could be interpreted as people attending a performance at the theatre, there has been no such instruction to us or any of the venues we work with across the country from Public Health [...]
We are delighted to announce that we will be adding a brand new act to our touring theatre show Pop Divas Live!, the number one pop tribute in the UK.From March 2020 audiences will be able to see a tribute to American YouTube sensation JoJo Siwa in the show alongside the current favourites Little Mix, Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Katy Perry, Beyoncé and Rihanna.Alongside this new addition the show has a brand-new poster and associated branding.For more information about the show click here.Pop Divas Live! is booking throughout 2020 and 2021. Venue managers should contact our bookings team via email [...]
Our one day theatre experience Play in a Day returns in February 2020 with events in both Bishop's Stortford and Saffron Walden! We are excited to be bringing back our one-day theatre experience Play in a Day for this February’s half-term! There will be two running this year; one at Rhodes Arts Complex in Bishop’s Stortford on Wednesday 19 February and one at RA Butler Academy in Saffron Walden on Thursday 20 February. It’s a great chance to get the kids out from under your feet and let the professionals at Phoenix Theatre Group give them a day they’ll [...]
Phoenix graduate George Jack this week starts a new journey towards a career in acting. George, 21, begins his studies on the Foundation Course in Acting at The Oxford School of Drama. George is one of our longest standing theatre school students, having been with us since he was four years old. Since graduating from Phoenix in 2016, George has continued to work with Phoenix as one of our assistant tutors in our primary and intermediate sections of the school. George has appeared in many of our productions, including showcases, musicals, and pantomimes. George played an Ugly Sister in [...]
Staff and Clowns from Phoenix Theatre School entertained children and adults alike on Saturday 7th August at the National Play Day event in Harlow Town Park. National Play Day is held annually, free to all and we were pleased to give our time to support this important local event. With circus tricks and toys to enjoy, bubbles galore, and our Phoenix Clowns to play with, lots of fun was had by all. If you would like a free trial of our Harlow classes for children aged Reception to year 6, held at Burnt Mill Academy on Saturday mornings, please [...]
This year’s BOOM! students had a fabulous week of circus fun! With a script adapted from the hit musical The Greatest Showman by Phoenix’s Creative Director, Phil Dale, and choreographed by KBD Dance’s principal Katie Barker-Dale, our students acted, danced and sang their way towards their final production of “The Greatest Show! on Friday 23rd August. They also appeared in a short film where they told us all what their one wish would be, which was funny, endearing and occasionally very surprising! With a colourful projected backdrop and spectacular costumes, our audience was transported to the circus, with trapeze [...]
We are delighted that we have welcomed new students to our new branch of Phoenix Theatre School in Saffron Walden! Our new home on a Wednesday is the R A Butler Academy in South Road, Saffron Walden, where we are running exciting new classes for Fledglings and Primary aged students. Building on the success of our branches in both Harlow and Bishop’s Stortford, our new Saffron Walden branch provides a safe environment in which your child can release their inner creativity, build self confidence and have a lot of fun. Students who join us now will be part of [...]
We were lucky enough to grab tickets for this great production of The Hunt, directed by Rupert Goold and with Phoenix Theatre School student Harrison Houghton cast as Peter. It was a gripping, edge of the seat production, with a very dark story line and many tense moments but you just couldn’t look away. Harrison gave a shining performance as Peter, a young schoolboy who innocently and unwittingly becomes involved in the dark and sinister happenings in his community. The production received excellent reviews and we are very proud of Harrison and hope that this is the start of [...]