Plymouth Conservatoire offers world class training to local young people with the launch of new Summer School

Plymouth Conservatoire is launching a brand new Performer Training Summer School at the city’s award-winning theatre, The House.

The Summer School, running from Monday July 29 – Saturday August 3, will offer an energetic, fun and challenging six day intensive training opportunity for youngsters aspiring to a career in the performing arts.

Plymouth Conservatoire is also offering young people the chance to take part in the Summer School free, with ten bursary places available.

World class training and masterclasses will be delivered by visiting industry professionals including Andrew Gardiner (Protein Dance, ZoieLogic), and Plymouth Conservatoire practitioners. Participants will train in their chosen art form of acting/theatre or dance, and will have the opportunity to perform at The House, Plymouth Conservatoire’s purpose-built theatre on the University of Plymouth campus.

Ruth Way, Associate Head of the School of Humanities and Performing Arts and Co- Director of Plymouth Conservatoire said:

"Plymouth Conservatoire is passionate about developing students’ performance skills and enabling each student to fulfil their creative potential. We are delighted to be able to run the first Plymouth Conservatoire Summer School and look forward to welcoming participants to The House.”

Plymouth Conservatoire is a unique partnership between Theatre Royal Plymouth, one of the biggest and most successful regional producing houses in the UK, and the University of Plymouth. It offers a professional-level training facility in the heart of the South West, reflecting both organisations’ shared purpose: to create opportunities for talented individuals and provide greater access to the arts.

The Summer School is open to young people of all abilities aged 14 and over.

The normal cost for six days is £150, but Plymouth Conservatoire will be offering ten free bursary places. Applicants for a bursary should include a 300 word statement with their application, demonstrating an interest in and commitment to theatre, acting or dance, a financial need and a rationale as to how attendance at the Summer School will make a difference to their development. For more information contact Charlotte Storey.

Find out more about the Summer School and apply for a place.

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University of Plymouth and Theatre Royal Plymouth have joined forces to give performing arts students the very best, up-to-date industry expertise, research and teaching practice as well as unrivalled access to professional opportunities.

Training and professional experience that will set talented students apart in today’s arts and creative industries.

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