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Play's the Thing

Monday 10th, 17th and 24th May from 10.30 to 11.45am

Facilitated by Vamos Theatre

Vamos Theatre is delighted to be teaming up with Act V to deliver three sessions from their Play's the Thing course. Using tried and tested Vamos techniques, games and exercises, these interactive sessions will look at how we connect, play and create work together. We will explore some of the techniques behind mask work, how we create meaningful connections in our GP training and in our work with people living with Dementia; as well as methods that we are currently using to direct a show in Shanghai from our base in Worcester. This short course will celebrate and champion playfulness, connection, and collaboration. Not suitable for Zoom on a phone. Must use Tablet, Laptop or PC

Cost: £27 for all three sessions

Headgate Theatre Workshop for 8 to 12 year olds

Magic, Mayhem, Monsters and Music! The Tempest in 3 days!

Tues 1st to Thurs 3rd June from 9.30am to 4pm

Imagine you have been shipwrecked on an island! No ordinary desert island, but an enchanted world inhabited by magicians, monsters and tricky spirits. What would happen if you attempted to rule that island?

Annie Eddington, an experienced workshop facilitator, will take participants on a whistle stop tour of Shakespeare's The Tempest in an easily understandable and fun format, using physical theatre and song. They'll become stranded on a desert island and encounter monsters, magicians and fantastical spirits whilst creating their very own storm to top it all off!

Workshop fee: £60 For an application form please email tickets@headgatetheatre.co.uk

Headgate Young Company

Be part of this exciting new group, where young people between 16 and 21 will be involved in all aspects of creating exciting and challenging drama at The Headgate.

Workshops: Sun 20th June (free - but places must be pre-booked)
Auditions: Thur 24th June
Production Date: Wed 1st - Sat 4th Sept

For more information email administrator@headgatetheatre.co.uk


Donovans Academy of Dance and Theatre Arts run classes on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday late afternoons and early evenings and are looking to expand their classes going forward. https://www.donovansacademy.co.uk/

Little Stars Theatre Workshops run classes on a Thursday for children ages 6 to 14. The sessions are fun and exciting, with lots of acting, singing and dancing for children of all abilities. For more information visit: http://www.littlestarsworkshops.co.uk/

Ilaz Dance Company run regular Monday, Thursday (Adult Tap), Friday and Sunday classes. They are also looking to introduce some daytime activity for adults, youngsters and possibly some opportunities for those with a learning disability.  https://www.facebook.com/ilazdanceco/

Colchester Dynamite Dance use our rehearsal studio on Saturday afternoons.  https://www.facebook.com/dynamiteschoolofdancecolchester/

Young People\'s drama

KATS (Kids Acting and Theatre Skills) meet each Saturday morning 10am - 12noon. This thriving and lively drama group is for keen youngsters from the age of eight. For further details, contact Sarah Young on 07939 401640 or email sykats@hotmail.co.uk

Stagecoach run drama classes at the Sixth Form College. Due to social distancing requirements they needed more space so have brought some of their classes to the Headgate on Friday evenings and Saturday mornings.  https://www.stagecoach.co.uk/colchester

Wellbeing groups

Yoga Mind Colchester run sessions early on a Saturday https://www.facebook.com/YogaMindColchester

Colchester and Maldon Yoga meet on a Tuesday morning https://www.colchesterandmaldonyoga.co.uk