Summer Academy Activity Weeks return for another successful year

Thwaites Empire Theatre is looking forward to welcoming children to their summer academies from Monday 3rd August. The activity weeks are perfect to help keep the kids entertained over the long summer holidays whilst they learn new skills in drama, music, movie making and animation.

The three activity weeks have three distinct themes this year, including a Musical Theatre Week, Movie Making and Animation Week along with a Pantomime Week featuring Snow White.

The Musical Theatre week gives children the opportunity to work with professional performers, directors and choreographers from international theatre including the West End. They will work towards a performance at the end of the week for proud families to enjoy.

Giving the weeks a different twist, the second academy will feature Animation and Movie making skills and give young people the choice of working with one of this country’s leading award winning young film makers or for those taking the animation option with a professional animator.

The final week will feature a range of Pantomime skills with a performance of the classic Snow White. You could be playing Snow White, The Wicked Queen, The Henchmen or one of the Dwarfs. There’s Fairy Acorn and the flower fairies to cheer and the Wicked Queen and Wizard to boo too!

The Summer Academies are organised by Pendle Productions who bring high class family entertainment to theatres across the country including the theatre’s very own annual Pantomime, which this year is Jack and the Beanstalk.

Michael Berry, chairman of the Theatre said, “We are really looking forward to the Summer Academy Weeks which bring the theatre to life with a buzz of creativity and it is great to see such talented youngsters having such fun at the same time.”

The Summer Academy Weeks are for children aged 7 to 18 years old and begin on 3rd August 2015. Full details of costs, which start at just £100 a week with extra discounts if you book more than one week are available on the theatre’s website