Our Youth Theatre Group is for performers aged 11-14. Students take part in advanced level drama technique exercises as well as rehearsing a play.
Youth Theatre Group courses have a minimum of 10 students in the group so friends wanting to work together are welcome to enrol at the same time.
Course time: 10.15pm – 3.15pm
The course focuses on keys scenes from two Musical Theatre Shows/plays. Scripts are emailed to parents the week before the course, for students to print off and bring each day.
Parents/carers are not permitted on-site to watch any part of the course.
Dramarama is not able to record any part of the course to share with parents/carers.
The arrival/collection point will be emailed the week before the start of the course.
Students can arrive five minutes before the course start time.
We ask that parents provide a named, nut-free packed lunch each day.
Children should wear comfortable clothing, please ensure that all removable clothing is clearly named.
Please provide on the registration form all relevant medical information and the names of adults authorised to collect.
My child doesn’t have much drama experience – can they join Youth Theatre Group without any experience?
All girls and boys aged 11 – 14 in Years 7 – 9 are welcome, regardless of experience.
Do I have to book for the full week, or can my child attend on selected days?
Dramarama courses are booked for the week, at the weekly rate, we do not offer a daily booking rate.
Can my child be in the same group as friend?
Yes, of course, if they are the same age. Please let us know the name of any friends attending in advance, so that we can ensure they are together. There is a space when you register online to include this information, or you can email email@example.com
Can my child be in the same group as their sibling?
Children attend Dramarama in age-related groups, so siblings can attend together if they are the correct age to be in the same group.
I love to see my child perform – can I come to watch some of the course?
Unfortunately, parents/carers are not permitted on-site to watch any part of the course, and Dramarama is not able to record any part of the course to share with parents/carers.
Where should I drop-off and collect my child?
You will be advised of your child’s drop-off/collection points the week before the start of the course. All drop-off/collection points are clearly labelled with a number.
Can my child arrive and leave by themselves?
Please let us know in advance in writing (ideally by 12pm on the Thursday before the course) if your child is an independent traveller. Please ensure that they know where they should come on arrival.
What happens if we are running late one morning?
If you, or your child, is more than five minutes late, please come to the central drop-off point. This information will be emailed the week before the course.
What is the earliest time that my child can arrive?
Please arrive no earlier than 5 minutes before the course start time.
What should my child bring with them each day?
Please provide a named, nut-free packed lunch each day. Please also provide a named bottle of hand sanitiser and tissues each day. Children should not bring any other items to the course (personal/valuable items.). If your child brings a mobile phone, this must be switched off during the day and cannot be used on site.
What should my child wear?
Your child should wear comfortable clothes, please ensure that all removable clothing is clearly named. If the weather is warm, please can you child apply sunscreen in the morning.
Will my child have time outside, to get some fresh air?
All students have the opportunity to be outside in the playground, weather permitting.
Can my nanny collect my child from the course?
Yes, please include on the registration form the names of all adults authroised to collect. After that, please inform your child’s teacher of collection information at drop off. If you’d prefer to email any information not included on the registration form, please email firstname.lastname@example.org before 12pm on the Thursday before the course.
Are there any parking restrictions I should be aware of?
During term time, only electric vehicles are allowed to access Nutley Terrace, Netherhall Gardens, and Maresfueld Gardens, between 8am – 9am and 3pm – 4.15pm. Dramarama has an email confirming that restrictions should not apply during private and state school holidays, and that the sign is closed when restrictions are active. However, the sign remains open (indicating restrictions are in place) when only private schools are on holiday, so please be mindful of this.
My child would like to cycle to and from the course; can they leave their bike on-site for the day?
Unfortunately no personal items, including bikes, can be left on site.
Can I contact Dramarama during the course?
Rest assured, you will be contacted immediately if your child is unwell, or there any issue arises with your child during the course. If you need to provide any additional information – eg. changes of names of adults authorised to collect, etc. – please email email@example.com