Van Gogh Class Take a Peek Inside the World of Theatre.

On Monday 23rd September Van Gogh class had the pleasure of visiting the National Theatre on the South Bank of the Thames. The children were taking part in Make Theatre Day to help them prepare for their Shakespeare School Festivals performance.

Learning a little bit more about all the jobs available at the National Theatre.

The children had a backstage tour of the theatre, where they were able to see what an actual theatre looks like by visiting the Dorfman Theatre. After this they had a backstage tour of the theatre to see where the scenery, props,costumes are all made and how those that work at the National Theatre make the magic happen on stage. They even had the opportunity to feel some of the props used in previous shows at the National Theatre

After lunch the children had a performance workshop with a professional actor, where they learned how actors warm up for rehearsals, what it takes to rehearse for a production and the importance of working together as a team. The children then had the chance to work on their own short performance putting together their own spin on classical fairy tale from Cinderella to The Emporer’s New Clothes.

A brilliant day was had by all the children and the adults and this trip would not have been possible without the generous bursary awarded to the school by the National Theatre and the team who looked after us on the day of our visit. I would also like to thank our parent volunteers who kindly gave up their time to help us on the trip.