Join us this summer for a week of theatrical fun
Tall Stories, the internationally-acclaimed company behind the West End stage adaptations of ‘The Gruffalo’, ‘Room on the Broom’, ‘The Snail and the Whale’ and many more, invite children aged 6-8 to join them this summer for a week of theatrical fun and creativity.
Led by experienced Tall Stories actors and drama facilitators (all adults DBS checked), the young performers will have the chance to be part of a professional theatre company for a week, while building confidence, boosting social skills and sparking imagination.
Find out how Tall Stories brings a story to life through a variety of exciting games and drama activities covering storytelling, physical theatre, singing, puppetry and more! Young performers will gain hands-on experience and work as a team to develop a stories for the stage, culminating in a sharing for families on the final day.
The Summer School will be held at the beautiful new Tall Stories Studio, part of Islington Central Library, at 68 Holloway Road, London N7 8JL. The Studio is 5-7 mins walk from Holloway Rd / Highbury & Islington stations. There is no on-site parking.
Session 1: Monday 2nd to Friday 6th August (FULLY BOOKED)
Session 2: Monday 9th to Friday 13th August
The summer school will run 9.30am-3.30pm each day.
£250 per child per session
The Summer School is limited to 16 participants. Participants should register for one session only.
Free funded places are available for Islington residents eligible for Free School Meals.
The Summer School is open to children aged 6-8 (or having completed school years 1, 2 or 3).
Packed lunches and snacks will be provided to all children throughout the week. Nearer the time we will be in touch with parents/guardians of participants with further details and the opportunity to opt out of lunches and provide your own. (N.B. If lunches are opted out of, there will be no reduction in fees.)
Submission of a registration form does not guarantee a place. We will be in touch as soon as possible after submission to let you know if we can offer your child a place. If a place is offered you will be sent an invoice for the Summer School fee (payment plans available if needed). Places are confirmed upon receipt of payment.
Robyn trained at Drama Centre London and has worked as a drama facilitator for Creation Theatre Summer School, Questors Youth Theatre and the Regional School’s Celebration at the Royal Shakespeare Company. Robyn’s theatre credits as an actor include Donmar Warehouse, Park Theatre, Arcola Theatre and Boris Shchukin Institute Moscow. Robyn has worked with Tall Stories since 2019.
Matt trained at Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance and has worked as a drama practitioner for JK Theatre Arts (Infants, Primary and Acting Platform), Rose Bruford Youth Theatre and St. Georges School. Matt’s theatre credits as an actor include Alexandra Palace, Theatre N16 and numerous tours throughout Europe, Asia and the USA. Matt has worked with Tall Stories as an actor in ‘The Gruffalo’s Child’ since 2019.
Natalia will be managing the organisational aspects of the Summer School and will be the main contact for parents/guardians. Natalia is Creative Programme Manager at Tall Stories and has worked with the company since 2014. She is also a fully trained Scout Leader and runs a Beaver Scout group for 6-8 year olds. She has been a leader for residential children's summer camps and has training in Safeguarding, First Aid, Running Safe Activities and more.
If restrictions are still in place in August, we will be following official government guidance for the running of holiday and after-school activities, and parents/guardians will be notified of our procedures.
Safeguarding and Policies
Tall Stories is committed to all aspects of safeguarding. All adults at the Summer School will have an enhanced DBS check, with a Designated Safeguarding Lead and First Aider on site each day. Our policies are available to read here, including Safeguarding and Child Protection, Safe Recruitment, Behaviour Management, Complaints, Health and Safety, Equalities and Data Protection.
Get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 8348 0080.