Play in a Week 2024

Ages 11-16 (School Years 7-11) available Week 1-5
Ages 16-21 (School Years 12 and above) available Week 4 only

Monday – Saturday | 9:30am – 4:30pm (Saturday times will vary) | £290

We are offering an exciting, inclusive and intensive performance-based course. You will spend a wonderful week working with a group of like-minded young actors and our team of fantastic professional directors. Groups are split by age, and each group will work with their director to create a scripted production to be watched by family at the end of the week. 

During the course you will have the chance to meet new people, take on challenging direction, gain experience and learn new skills. Please find below a list of the exciting titles we are offering this summer!

No experience or audition required. If you would like your child to be placed in the same/different group as a friend or sibling, please put this in the "Any Other Info" section of the application form. 

Please note this course is Monday to Saturday for ages 11-16. Performances take place on Saturdays in the early afternoon or evening depending on your group. For ages 16-21, the course will take place Monday to Friday at the Richard Mayo Centre. The performance will then take place on Sunday in the Rose Studio for this group. We will contact you with your group and performance times one week before the start of your course. If you are unable to make a certain performance slot on the Saturday due to another commitment, please specify this in the “Any Other Info'' section of the application form. 

To book, please choose from one of our titles below. If you have any questions, we’d recommend reading through our FAQs pack below. However, if you have any further queries, please don’t hesitate to email summerschools@rosetheatre.org. 

View our FAQs Pack

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Week 1: MON 29 JULY - SAT 3 AUGUST

The Odyssey by Homer | Adapted by Josh Mathieson (Age 11-16)

Homer’s famous epic tale of gods and monsters, witches and raging seas is brought to life in this re-imagining.

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Week 2: MON 5 AUGUST - SAT 10 AUGUST

Black Beauty by Anna Sewell | Adapted by Ciara Morris (Age 11-16)

One stormy night, Black Beauty finds herself all alone. No one stops to help, except from a young boy, Joe. After creating a strong bond, the pair are separated. Will the two be reunited?

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Week 3: MON 12 AUGUST - SAT 17 AUGUST

A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare (Age 11-16)

Shakespeare’s most famous summertime comedy, full of magic, mechanicals and mistaken identity!

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Week 4: MON 19 AUGUST - SAT 24 AUGUST

Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift | Adapted by Josh Mathieson (Age 11-16)

When Gulliver washes up on the shores of Lilliput, everything changes for the tiny island state. A giant among the tiny, Gulliver is a celebrity, foreigner, and potential weapon all at once.

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Week 4: MON 19 AUGUST - SUN 25 AUGUST

Dracula by Bram Stoker | Adapted by Josh Mathieson (Age 16-21) 

Mina Harker is a woman tormented. In an attempt to discover the truth of her husband's traumatic past, she gathers together an alliance hell-bent on destroying evil forever. A dark and bloody new version of Bram Stoker's gothic horror classic.

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Week 5: MON 26 AUGUST - SAT 31 AUGUST

The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare (Age 11-16)

Shakespeare’s comedy tale of long-lost siblings, mistaken identity and farcical trickery!

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DISCOUNTS & BURSARIES 

Discounts

We offer a sibling discount and a discount for current RYT members. If you would like to enquire about this, please email summerschools@rosetheatre.org or speak to our Box Office team when booking your place on 020 8174 0090. Please note only one type of discount is applicable to one booking per family and will be applied to the lowest fee.

Bursaries

Inclusion and opportunities for all are at the heart of what we do at Rose Participate. Bursaries are available on request to help cover the cost of courses for those who may struggle with the fees. While anyone is free to apply for the bursary fund to help support participation, priority will be given to those facing financial hardship. Bursaries will be offered to fully or partially cover course fees. Mentoring and support are also offered alongside financial support. 

In order to apply for a bursary, please complete the bursary form (available here) and return to lucy.morrell@rosetheatre.org.