your children into theatre with these top tips
Whether it is Grease, Les Miserables, Oliver Twist or
Hamlet, we all have a favourite theatre show that springs to mind. But
have you ever spotted the signs of a star in the making? Actress and
choreographer Jayne Draper from the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts
has compiled some top tips on how to get your little ones in to theatre:
Attend ballet, dancing, singing or acting classes on a weekly basis at
School/College/local Dance/Acting schools and visit the theatre to see
and participate in School/College Productions or join the Choir.
your parents to send for a variety of prospectuses and visit different
Stage Schools/Colleges to
ensure that the course will match your needs, before you audition.
could attend a Summer School/Workshop at a Stage School where you will
gain exposure to a variety of disciplines, be taught by professionals
within the industry and have the chance to perform at the end.
make a good first impression at an audition or in class – by being well
prepared, enthusiastic and motivated. Ensure that you are well groomed
and appropriately dressed.
a good professional work ethic, show mutual respect for teachers and
fellow students and always work to fulfil your potential.
hard. Be focused, self-disciplined, driven, passionate, polite,
committed and aspire to be the best you can be.
your versatility; explore your self-expression and creativity. Be
adaptable and accept constructive criticism.
in your own time to develop and perfect your technique to enhance your
Look after yourself – Healthy eating, drinking water and plenty of rest
are all essential to sustain the necessary levels of energy and stamina
required. Ensure that your mind and body are “warmed up” to prevent
Despite our love for theatre productions, research has
found that that on average the last time we went to the theatre was
seven years ago, due to the cost of the tickets and inconvenience of
getting to the theatre.
Luckily for us, TalkTalk is launching it’s new on-demand
Theatre Channel on YouView to make theatre accessible to families
throughout the UK.
To get some further inspiration on what to view first
with your kids and to inspire your children into the world of dance,
music and drama, watch our video montage now
In this video, actors from the Italia Conti Academy of
Theatre Arts have teamed up with TalkTalk to celebrate some famous and
much-loved scenes from the world of theatre, asking audiences across
London what they wanted to see them perform.