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Changes to Take Part activities for Autumn 2020

Changes have been made to the intended programme of learning and participatory activities from September 2020 onwards


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Due to the ongoing pandemic we are unfortunately unable to deliver our intended programme of learning and participatory activities from September onwards in a manner that would ensure a quality of experience and the safety of all involved. As a result, we will be offering an alternative and reduced package between Oct to Dec that we hope will be of interest until a time when we know we can recommence a fuller program.

The new programme is part of our During the Interval series and will include a combination of onsite activity at Norwich Playhouse and remote activity delivered online. For the time being, the new plans will be in place for the autumn term  and we will continue to review our risk assessments and respond to government guidance as necessary.

The plans below have been put together following discussions with participants and practitioners as well as taking into account guidance from the Government, Public Health England and the NHS. Our overarching priority is the safety of all involved at all times.


The following courses will be transferred to online provision, delivered by ZOOM. We will be supporting all participants to ensure that they are able to access this new provision.



We are currently looking into online and alternative delivery options for the below annual courses and therefore currently still accepting applications. As soon as we have confirmed plans we will update our website and contact all applicants.



The following courses are currently pending confirmation from the exam boards & practitioners. We are likely to move these courses online and we will be in touch with participants as soon as we have confirmed this.


  • Exams – Junior and Senior (Young People)
  • Exams – Adults


These sessions will take place on the stage at Norwich Playhouse. Group numbers will be capped to ensure we can deliver these safely. Day and times of delivery will remain the same.



The below courses have been CANCELLED but we are looking at options for alternative delivery to replace some of these courses during Oct – Dec.


  • Young Actors (All Ages)
  • Airborne
  • The Ensemble
  • Young Writers
  • Young Technicians
  • Modern Musical Theatre, all ages
  • Backstage Design
  • Community Choir
  • Little People Drama Company Explorers and Creators
  • Performance Skills
  • Silver Swans New
  • Silver Swans Improvers
  • Limelighters Drama Workshops
  • Limelighters Jazz/Musical Workshops
  • Limelighters Dance Northern Ballet Workshop


Participants due a full or partial refund will be contacted by our Box Office team directly. Anyone not wishing to continue their course/activity please email our Box Office team on with your booking info and details on whether you’d prefer a venue credit or refund and your request will be processed.