We’re excited to say next Monday sees the return of classes here at The Workshop.
Freddie Main is our Participation Programme Manager and theatre tutor. He said it was brilliant meeting so many participants last year.
“Last term was our first full in person term ever. Zoom helped us open our imaginations to how we can use technology and our homes to create and present work digitally.
“But being back in the venue helped us keep the momentum and anticipation on all our projects. It was especially lovely to see true friendships forming in the classes thanks to all of this this.
“I’m most excited to see how this comradery contributes to collaborations in class. I look forward to learning more about everyone and creating engaging and relevant sessions.”
He’s particularly excited about bringing NT Connections to King’s Lynn. This involves the National Theatre commissioning 10 new plays for young people from every corner of the UK to perform.
“Being able to offer this prestigious performance opportunity for free is really exciting. It will be fantastic to show off what our participants can do.
“Meanwhile, in our younger classes, we’ll be exploring the timeless stories and characters of Roald Dahl, which is guaranteed to be a chuckle.”
We’ve added 28 new classes in dance and musical theatre, with something for toddlers to the over 50s and SEND participants.
Back open across the week, Mondays will be our free offering of the relaunch of Creative Foundations.
Lou Golder, our new Youth Arts worker, said: “I’m really excited to be running our very first Creative Foundations course in West Norfolk. We’ve lots of games planned to help everyone get to know each other, and a fantastic term ahead.”
Tuesdays are packed with contemporary and street, while Wednesday is all about ballet. Things get theatrical on Thursdays and Fridays with musical theatre and the continuation of our theatre classes.
Shh, don’t tell but if you use the code Voucher2022 there’s 10% off when booking for the term. We’re also offering 10% off if you bring a friend, per friend! Bring 10 and get the whole term free.
Our team know some children, young people and families may be a little worried about returning to group activities with Covid numbers rising. Our precautionary measures will remain in place.
Participants will have to wait outside for their classes to begin, due to the limited space and ventilation in the reception area. Once inside, you’ll have to sanitise your hands and store your belongings safely, away from other peoples.
Staff are wearing masks to travel around the building and invite parents and carers to do the same. It’s The Workshop’s policy for every member of staff to take a lateral flow test twice a week, to ensure they are safe to work.
Parents and carers will have to wait outside to collect youngsters, as before.
Class changeover times can be very busy, with children and young people crossing paths in reception. With that in mind, if you need to speak to any of our front of house team we hope you won’t mind waiting outside until the space in reception is free.
Lou added: “We appreciate that in these winter months, that may not be the most pleasant of experiences, and sincerely thank you in advance for your understanding.”
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