A Children’s Theatre School based in Wapping, East London
Are you looking for performing arts classes for your children? Pollyanna Training Theatre is a fantastic East London institution with a well earned reputation for helping children develop their confidence.
Drama can provide a great atmosphere to help children open up and explore their emotions. The collaboration and support from their peers can also help them shake off their fears and grow more confident. They’ll learn new skills that can be used throughout life, enhancing cultural awareness, communication, social interaction, and teamwork to name but a few.
Give it a go with a Free Trial
Pollyanna offer free trials for all of their classes so that you can see if it’s right for your child. East End Kids members can save £5 on any new term sign ups.
Mini Musical Theatre
Mini Musical theatre covers all of the core subjects for older children carefully condensed for children ages 2.5-4 years. The classes will guide little ones as they explore their dramatic repertoire. Singing and dancing their little hearts out!
It’s not all a song and dance routine though. Mini Musical Theatre classes help children build confidence while improving coordination and language skills. Most importantly, your children will have loads of fun making new friends and exploring their creativity. Each course of mini-musical theatre features the below elements of the performing arts but is carefully condensed into a shorter class for younger attention spans.
- Drama (role play, improvisation, games),
- Linguistic, confidence, balance and spatial awareness skills
- Fun, games and play
Times and Fees
Wednesday 3.30pm to 4.45pm
Saturday 10.00 – 11.15am
£85.00 per term
Dance and Theatre Classes for Older Children
For ages 4 and up, Pollyanna offers a Musical Theatre course that focuses on dancing, singing, and acting. Children will explore different dance styles such as Tap, Ballet and Jazz. They’ll also learn voice and microphone techniques, improvisation and presentation. Courses are designed to develop a new generation of actors, singers and dancers. Students enjoy a sense of achievement as their confidence grows along with their social skills. Children will be allocated age category group classes, activities will be tailored to suit ability
Musical Theatre Classes Include:
- Script reading and text work
- Games and techniques to build or channel confidence
- Rehearsal for two full productions each year (usually held in Summer & Winter)
- Learn to develop and research characters
- Improvisation, games and role play
- Drama, singing, dance
- Group singing classes covering all styles from pop to musical theatre and more
- Dance – warm up, learn routines and different styles of movement and choreography
Times and Fees
Monday 17.00 – 19.00
Wednesday 17.00 – 19.00
Friday 17.30 – 19.30
Saturday 10.30 – 13.30
Weekdays £140.00 Saturdays £160.00 per term
Children can learn tap steps for beginners right through to intermediate level.
Times and Fees
£50.00 per term
The theatre sets out to help children develop faith in their own potential. Many of their students go on to College Level and LAMDA Courses can be accessed within the school from the age of 5 years. Find out more about their LAMDA courses here.
Where: Raine House, Raine St, E1W 3RL
Telephone: 07949 792570
About Pollyanna Training Theatre
Started in 1990 by Angela Kindell and her daughter Alexandra Kind, the theatre training school now offers evening classes, Saturday classes, and holiday workshops too.
Staff at Pollyanna are all fully-qualified arts practitioners passionate about their work.
For more information including a full timetable and fees visit: www.pollyannatheatre.org
EEK! members offer: Save £5 on any new term sign up. Simply quote East End Kids at the time of booking to redeem.
You can sign up for a free membership via the form at the bottom of this page.