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Theatre Language

Gecko Theatre company artistic director talks about the role of language in theatre

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A Sensory Tale

Collar & Cuffs present this sensory tale for early years and young people with SLD and PMLD.

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Mr Clement and the Weather

A short story book show for younger children by Dragonbird Theatre Company.

Backstage at musicals 2

Watch actress Kay Murphy of smash hit musical ‘Matilda’ show you around the backstage secrets of the show including wigs, quick changes and dressing rooms.

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Free online drama activities with Warts and All Theatre

Coventry-based Warts and All Theatre are offering free access to their LINK digital programme for Care Experienced Children & Young People. This includes Young Actors, masterclasses and a well-being strand.

Please note: to access the programme for free please email us to request a promo code.

10 fabulous creative activities for teenage theatre makers

Download this free resource from Bubble Theatre.

Warhorse

The puppeteers talk about how they play 'Joey' the horse in the stage show.

Onstage Puppetry

See beautiful puppet animals in action and listen to actors from Kneehigh Theatre Company talking about learning to use puppets on stage

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Theatre fight scenes

See how this dynamic fight scene from Shakespeare's play Othello is carefully planned and rehearsed, so no actors actually get hurt.

Drama tutorials

A fantastic set of resources from C&T Theatre Company. Ever fancied going to drama school? Get a taste of how it might be by participating in these video tutorials led by recent graduates from one of the top drama schools, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London. Join in a vocal and physical warm up, gain top tips on text work, being on stage, utilising voice and being an actor.

Backstage at musicals 1

Take a peek behind the scenes as a cast prepare for a performance of The Lion King.

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How angels fly

Watch this short film by the National Theatre to see how you make a character fly in a theatre performance.

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Fun Easy Drama Games

A collection of beginner’s drama games to warm up imaginations and self confidence.

Rehearsing The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Watch actors and directors in rehearsal for the stage show.

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Building Worlds

Actor Bill Mitchell from KneeHigh Theatre company talks about his work ‘building worlds’ in this short interview.

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Inside the Royal Opera House

The Royal Opera House invites you to take a look around this famous arts venue, with related activities to do at home.

Behind the Scenes at The Curve

Leicester's Curve Theatre shares a whole stack of photoshoots and show rehearsals, including West Side Story and Giraffes Can't Dance.

VAMOS Theatre

Watch some great film clips from VAMOS Theatre Company in Worcester - specialists in mask theatre:

Sensory Stories

Frozen Light Theatre company creates exciting multi-sensory theatre for audiences with profound and multiple learning disabilities. Check out their free sensory story kits, suitable for anyone who likes to live and feel a story.

How the Royal Shakespeare Company makes theatre

A fascinating and detailed behind-the-scenes look at how one of the world's best-loved theatre companies creates its shows.

PLEASE BE CAREFUL!

Children & Young People: please make sure you stay physically safe when doing any of the activities, and check with an adult before starting, as Artslink can't accept liability for any damage to yourself or property!

Children & Young People and key adults: please be aware of the importance of e-safety.

We strongly recommend the Thinkuknow e-safety website.

Artslink is a programme by West Midlands Virtual Schools, co-funded by Arts Connect. It aims to ensure that

all care experienced children & young people are able to access high-quality arts & cultural experiences and activities.

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