At The Court Theatre we believe that engagement with arts activity unlocks people's creativity and imagination. We love working with schools to provide bespoke creative workshops to suit your needs and learning outcomes. Here are some examples of work we have done in the past.
Get in touch with our Education Manager to discuss your needs and to get a quote Education@courttheatre.org.nz
Working with your class or group using creative team building techniques and exercises to grow a positive group dynamic. A fast and meaningful way to improve skills in listening, team work, giving and receiving feedback and creative decision making. Working with a professional theatre maker, these sessions can take place at your school or as part of a visit to the theatre.
An interactive storytelling workshop where children are actively encouraged to develop their own storytelling talents. Activities include oral storytelling, drama, improvisation, performance skills and poetry and will be tailored to your group of children.Storytelling engages children in a fun filled and imaginative learning experience. Working with a professional theatre maker, these sessions can take place at your school or as part of a visit to the theatre.
Movement for Performance
A fun and dynamic workshop looking at the different ways we use physicality to create a performance. Focusing on developing a strong sense of working as an ensemble. A good lesson in making bold choices and in working together to create exciting physical performance. We can cater this workshop to any specific areas of interest in your school. Working with a professional theatre maker, these sessions can take place at your school or as part of a visit to the theatre.
An exploration of the different elements that make up a compelling character - strong physicality, vocal work and depth of understanding. Focusing on knowing the backstory of your character and how they interact with others to create a quirky piece of theatre. Working with a professional theatre maker, these sessions can take place at your school or as part of a visit to the theatre. They can be adjusted to meet any specific requirements you may have.
Go behind the scenes at The Court Theatre. Take a guided tour that visits the various departments that bring a show to the stage and hear anecdotes from The Court's history. A fantastic experience for students preparing for their own production.
A workshop leading teachers through exciting drama activities for use in the classroom. Sharing activities in role play, characterisation, improvisation and performance that develop children’s speaking and listening skills, confidence, and oral and written communication. It will explore the potential of drama for teaching other curriculum subjects such as maths and science.