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Our drama classes are designed with the emerging performer in mind, whether a total beginner or an experienced entertainer, the class will be tailored to who is there and what their needs are. Experiences include games for group cohesion and fun; self-devised theatre processes; working with scripts and character development. Peformances range from informal sharing of work to peers and parents to full scale productions for Whanau, friends and the general public. These vary from group to group.

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Upcoming performances

Cinderella and the Pirates by Richard Finn
Starring: 
The Napier Entertainers (The 4.30 Tuesday Napier class)
Dramatists  (The 4.30 Monday Havelock North class)
The Troupe (The 4.30 Wednesday Havelock North class)
 

Dress Rehearsal: Sunday 18 June 
12.30pm – 2.00pm Napier Entertainers
2.00pm – 3.30pm Dramatists 2
3.30pm – 5.00pm Troupe

Performance Dates: 
The Entertainers: Tuesday 20 June 6pm (Students to arrive at 5pm)
The Troupe: Wednesday 21 June 5.00pm  (students to arrive at 4pm)
Dramatists 2: Wednesday 21 June 7.00pm_ (Students to arrive at 6pm)
 
At: The Playhouse Theatre, Hastings. (cnr of Hastings and Alexandra Streets).
Tickets at the door: $10 Adults; $5 Children
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Spring - new for 2017

We are delighted to announce that we are now offering a drama and music experience for babies, toddlers, kindy kids and school students in yrs 1 and 2. These classes will be held in both Havelock North and Napier. Go to the Spring page for all the details!

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Class Timetable - 2017

Take a look at our timetable for 2017! We have new classes for everyone in both locations – from babies to children, to teenagers to Adults!

 

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Classes in Havelock North

Term Two 2017 classes start the week of May 1st

Due to the fire at Keirunga Gardens Theatre in early August 2016, the Havelock North classes are now held at ‘The Green Room’, Bennelong Place, Havelock North. (It’s the freshly painted blue building behind the Scout Hall on Napier Road which is opposite Te Mata Peak Practice).

Mondays:

The Dramatists 1

Ages 7 – 9 (approx) (Yrs 3/4)

Mondays 3.30 – 4.30

To learn basic theatre and performance skills, play-building and stagecraft incorporating process drama and performance work.

The Dramatists 2

Ages 9-11 (approx) (Yrs 5/6)

Mondays 4.30 – 5.30

To learn basic theatre and performance skills, play-building and stagecraft incorporating process drama and performance work.

Cost: $120.00 term – reduced fee terms one and two ,due to Monday public holidays. (This includes gst and you will be invoiced at the beginning of each term).

Teacher: Juliet

Tuesdays:

The Stars

Ages 5 and 6 (Yrs 1 and 2)

Tuesdays 3.30 – 4.30

Cost: $130.00 term. (This includes gst and you will be invoiced at the beginning of each term). This program is run by Jenny Oliver, as part of the Spring program and is all about using drama, music and movement to connect the brain for better learning. A fantastic springboard into the older classes!

Teacher: Jenny

Also:

SPRING classes see SPRING page

Wednesdays:

The Players: 
Ages 7 to 9   (Yrs 3 and 4)
Wednesday’s 3.30 – 4.30
Cost: $130.00 term (This includes gst and you will be invoiced at the beginning of each term).
For building confidence, learning performance skills and having fun while doing it!

Teacher: Juliet

The Troupe:
Ages 9 to 11  (Yrs 5 and 6)
Wednesday’s 4.30 – 5.30
Cost: $130.00 term (This includes gst and you will be invoiced at the beginning of each term).
To learn basic theatre and performance skills, playbuilding and stagecraft incorporating process drama and performance work.

Teacher: Juliet

Thursdays:

The Ensemble:

11 to 14 yrs
(Yrs 7 and 8) Intermediate Students
Thursdays 4.30 – 5.30
Cost: $130.00 term (This includes gst and you will be invoiced at the beginning of each term).
To build on improvisation and process drama skills and develop stagecraft and performance skills.

Teacher: Juliet

The Company:
Secondary students in yrs 9 and 10
Thursday’s 5.30 – 7.00
Cost: $142 term (This includes gst and you will be invoiced at the beginning of each term).
To build on improvisation and process drama skills and develop stagecraft and performance skills.

Teacher: Juliet

 

 

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Napier Classes

Term Two 2017 classes start the week of May 1st.

Classes are held at ‘The Studio’ 4-6 Hastings St, Napier. (First Floor, above Boyd Dunlop Gallery. Entrance between Viva Gallery and Bai Mint Thai). Please note, only entrance is via stairs.

Mondays:

The Producers: 
Intermediate (Yrs 7-8 at school)
Mondays 4.30 – 5.30
Cost: $130.00 term (This includes gst and you will be invoiced at the beginning of each term).
To build on improvisation and process drama skills and develop stagecraft and performance skills.

Teacher: Peter

Tuesdays:

The Crew:
Ages 7 to 9 (Yrs 3 – 4)
Tuesdays 3.30 – 4.30
Cost: $130.00 term (This includes gst and you will be invoiced at the beginning of each term).
To learn basic theatre and performance skills, play-building and stagecraft incorporating process drama and performance work.

Teacher: Juliet

The Entertainers:

Ages 9 to 11 (Yrs 5 – 6)
Tuesday 4.30 – 5.30
Cost: $130.00 term (This includes gst and you will be invoiced at the beginning of each term).
To learn basic theatre and performance skills, play-building and stagecraft incorporating process drama and performance work.

Teacher: Juliet

Wednesdays:

Napier HaBYT. Please see HaBYT page

 

Teacher: Kate

Thursdays:

The Stars

Ages 5 and 6 (Yrs 1 and 2)

Thursdays 3.30 – 4.30

Cost: $130.00 term. (This includes gst and you will be invoiced at the beginning of each term). This program is run by Jenny Oliver, as part of the Spring program and is all about using drama, music and movement to connect the brain for better learning. A fantastic springboard into the older classes!

Teacher: Jenny

SPRING classes see SPRING page

Saturdays:

Napier Performers – open class, we suggest ages 9 to 15.

Can’t make a weekday class? Here’s an option! Come along for a class on a Saturday and really get the time to stretch those theatre muscles! To learn basic theatre and performance skills, play-building and stagecraft incorporating process drama and performance work.

Cost: $130.00 term (This includes gst and you will be invoiced at the beginning of each term).

Teachers: Juliet and Kate

 

 

 

Terms and Conditions

Our new policy beginning January 2017 is that all classes must be pre-paid before the term commences. Anyone failing to pay their invoice two weeks after classes have commenced, will need to pay a $10 late fee. Your invoice will be re-issued with this fee added.

No make-up classes will be provided except if the class has been cancelled by The Drama Workshop.

In the case of classes that fall on a Monday, a reduced fee is payable. This is reflected in your invoice.

If you join during the term a term rate will be calculated that includes a $20 administration fee.