55+

Nottingham Playhouse and Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall have joined forces to expand our offer for the over 55s. During the Spring Term we have courses in Creative Writing, Dance, Drama, Song Writing and more, all in a relaxed and social setting.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch with Kimberley Allsopp at TRCH or Laura Rutty at Nottingham Playhouse.

All courses run during term time and there are no sessions at either venue on week commencing 19th February 2018.

Courses at Nottingham Playhouse

All Nottingham Playhouse courses are entry level, no experience necessary – all are welcome.

Dance

Wednesdays from 11am – 12:30pm
17 Jan – 28 Mar 2018
£65

A fun, lively and friendly contemporary dance session for those aged over 55 who want to learn new skills, keep active and make new friends.

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Creative Writing

Wednesdays from 1.30pm – 3pm
17 Jan – 28 Mar 2018
£65

Each session we will be using a piece of published writing as a stimulus for our own writing in class, and sharing work we create outside the sessions. There will also be opportunity to practice giving and receiving constructive feedback on copies of our work.

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Adventures With Textiles

Wednesdays from 1.30pm – 3pm
17 Jan – 28 mar 2018
£65

Felt making, silk painting, fabric printing, stitching and fabric collaging. Come along and learn to master new techniques. Experience working with different textiles and fabrics in many different and interesting ways. Previous sewing experience is not required. Let’s see what you can create.

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Readers’ Group

Wednesdays from 11am – 12:30pm
17 Jan – 28 Mar 2018
£65

A chance to explore some of the greatest plays ever written, in a friendly and sociable group. We’ll be looking at key scenes, delving into the lives of the characters and how the writer creates the setting and the plot.
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Courses at the Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall

Creative Writing

Thursday 4 January – Thursday 22 March 2018 (10 sessions)
10:30am – 12:45pm
OR
Friday 5 January – Friday 23 March (10 sessions)
10:30am – 12:45pm
£65

In these sessions you will be participating in inspiring writing exercises, discussion of writing by established authors and will have an opportunity to share work in a supportive group environment. Writers of all genres and levels of experience are welcome to come along and develop new material.

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Song Writing

Friday 12 and 26 January, 9 Feburary, 2 and 16 March 2018 (5 sessions)
10am – 12.30pm
£40

The course will explore lyric writing, how to create melodies and harmony and how to put it all together to create new and original songs, in a supportive and creative environment. No prior musical training needed, but instrument players of any level are invited to bring their instruments with them.
Important information
• All courses run during term time
• Sessions are led by professional musician, Rikki Thomas-Martinez

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Dance

Friday 12 January – Friday 23 March 2018 (10 sessions)
10.15am – 11.45am or 12pm – 1.30pm or 1.45pm – 3.15pm
£65

Our movement class combines gentle ballet and contemporary technique, in a social and friendly environment. The sessions will improve your strength, balance, fitness and memory as you rehearse routines over several sessions. No previous dance experience required.
Important Infromation
• All courses run during term time
• All sessions take place at The College Street Centre, College St, Nottingham NG1 5AQ.
• No session on Friday 23 February
• Sessions are led by professional dance artiste, Caroline Burn.

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Drama

Friday 5 January – Friday 23 March 2018 (10 sessions)
1.30pm – 3.30pm
£65

Develop confidence and build performance skills in a fun and supportive theatrical environment. Learn acting and directing techniques through exploring classic and contemporary texts and create original pieces of theatre through a variety of devising processes and styles.
Important Information
• All courses run during term time
• No session on Friday 19 January or Friday 23 February
• Session on Friday 16 March takes place at The College Street Centre, College St, Nottingham NG1 5AQ.
• Sessions are led by director of Flying High Expressive Arts Company, Carrie Bird.

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Bursaries

If you would love to be involved in 55+ but feel that you cannot meet the course fee, we have a small number of bursaries available for each group, where either all or some of the costs are met by the Playhouse. Please note this applies to courses taking place at the Nottingham Playhouse ONLY.

If you would like to apply for a bursary please contact Rebecca.