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Coronavirus Statement - Take Part

Update 20 March 2020

Take Part courses and activities

In light of the advice to the public issued by the government on Monday 16th March, all Take Part courses and activities from Thursday 19th March to July 2020 will not go ahead.

For All Students

All students will be emailed directly to the email address we have on file for you.  Please check your inbox for more detailed information about your course or show.

We ask that customers do not contact our Box Office or Social Media team in relation to shows not taking place. We are currently working with an unexpected and increased amount of work, with a decreased number of colleagues. We are working through as quickly as we can, and we will be in touch with you as soon as we are able.

Modern Musical Theatre – West Side Story

The course has stopped for this academic year, and will not take place during the summer term (April – July).  We will start again as a whole new year from September 2020.  This means that West Side Story will not take place in July 2020, and is postponed until the week commencing 26th July 2021.

For current students who have already paid for April-July:

Your place is guaranteed for September 2020 if you wish to return. Your fees will be carried over.  If you do not wish to return you will receive a refund.

For current students who have not paid for April-July:

Your place is guaranteed for September 2020 if you wish to return. We will contact you soon in regards to Priority booking.

Modern Musical Theatre – Juniors

The course has stopped for this academic year and will not take place during the summer term (April – July). We will start again as a whole new year from September 2020.  Sadly, this means the performance on 19 July at Norwich Playhouse will not take place.

For current students who have already paid for April-July:

Your place is guaranteed for September 2020 if you wish to return. Your fees will be carried over.  If you do not wish to return you will receive a refund.

For current students who have not paid for April-July:

Your place is guaranteed for September 2020 if you wish to return. We will contact you soon in regards to Priority booking.

Young Actors

  • Introductory (9am class)
  • Juniors 1 (10.15am class)
  • Juniors 2 (12pm class)
  • Juniors 3 (2.30pm class)

The course has stopped for this academic year, and will not take place during the summer term (April – July).  We will start again as a whole new year from September 2020.  Sadly, this means that all the performances in July will not take place.

For current students who have already paid for April-July:

Your place is guaranteed for September 2020 if you wish to return. Your fees will be carried over.  If you do not wish to return you will receive a refund.

For current students who have not paid for April-July:

Your place is guaranteed for September 2020 if you wish to return. We will contact you soon in regards to Priority booking.

Young Actors Seniors 1 – “Brainstorm” and “Lord of the Flies” Casts

The course has stopped for this academic year, and will not take place during the summer term (April – July).  Both productions are being postponed until December 2020. All students can come back in September and work on the show for a term before performing.

The proposed new performance weeks are as follows;

Brainstorm- week commencing 7th December 2020

Lord of the Flies- week commencing 14th December 2020

For current students who have already paid for April-July:

Your place is guaranteed for September 2020 if you wish to return. Your fees will be carried over.  If you do not wish to return you will receive a refund.

For current students who have not paid for April-July:

Your place is guaranteed for September 2020 if you wish to return. We will contact you soon in regards to Priority booking.

Young Actors Seniors 2 – “Romeo and Juliet” Cast

The course has stopped for this academic year, and will not take place during the summer term (April – July).  We are exploring opportunities to continue rehearsals during the summer holidays, with the aim of postponing the show until August 2020 when it will be performed at Stage Two.  This is currently in consultation with the current cast. Please check your emails for details.

The Actors Lab – Greenhouse

The course has stopped for this academic year, and will not take place during the summer term (April – July).  Sadly, this means that all the performances in June.

A refund will be issued to all those who have already paid for next term (April-July). In July we will invite those who wish to, to come together for a few interactive planning sessions and join us to explore opportunities to develop all the wonderful work you have done so far. Please check your emails for dates.

Ensemble and Airborne

Both courses has stopped for this academic year, and will not take place during the summer term (April – July).  Sadly, this means that all the performances in June. We are looking at opportunities to restart these courses in 2021. Students who have paid for next term (April-July) will receive a full refund.

The Actors Course

Both courses has stopped for this academic year, and will not take place during the summer term (April – July).  Sadly, this means that the performance of “Hotel” in June will not take place in Stage Two. Students are offered the chance to come back in September and complete their show in the Sept – Dec term. Please check your emails for information.

For current students who have already paid for April-July:

Your place is guaranteed for September 2020 if you wish to return. Your fees will be carried over.  If you do not wish to return you will receive a refund.

For current students who have not paid for April-July:

Your place is guaranteed for September 2020 if you wish to return. We will contact you soon in regards to Priority booking.

Please note a new cohort of The Actors Course will still commence in September 2020. We will update our website later in spring with application details.

Trinity Exams  Jan – March 2020 Term

This course needed to stop with effect from March 19th.  We have been in touch with students directly to let them know full details.  Trinity Exams have also stopped all examinations dates at present. We are waiting to hear from them regarding new exam dates. As soon as we know more we will be in touch with students again directly to let them know their options.

Courses due to start during April – June 2020 Term

  • Backstage Design
  • Introduction to Scriptwriting
  • Introduction to Acting
  • Trinity Exams
  • Silver Stage Course
  • Explorers and Creators Little People Drama Workshops
  • Community Choir
  • Silver Swans (New Starters)
  • Silver Swans (Improvers)

These courses have been postponed and will now take place in September 2020. If you wish to start the course then, your fees will be carried over. If you do not wish to join us in September you will may request a refund by contacting  info@norwichtheatre.org