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Why choose TheatreworX?


TheatreworX Stage School has been the leading provider of performing arts to youth aged 5 -young adult for nearly 20 years. In this time, we have crafted what we believe to be the highest quality programmes for young people interested in developing their skills in this field.




What are the benefits of TheatreworX?


Our programmes offer a host of benefits to participants, which extend well beyond that of simply teaching them performing arts skills. We pride ourselves on our ability to provide an environment where students can have fun while achieving social and personal development among a host of other benefits.




Does my child need to audition?


No, we cater for students across all skill levels, from those who have never tried the performing arts, to those who have had many years of experience!
However, auditions will be held for the principals and/or solo singers in our end of year show in The Helix.




At what age can a student start?


Tots (aged 3-6 years)
Juniors (aged 6-12 years)
Seniors (Aged 13 to Young Adult)




Do students require previous experience?


Many of our students join our classes exclusively to increase their self-confidence. No experience is required to join our School.




Can my child request to be in the same class as their friends?


Class divisions are made strictly by birthdate. Over time we have found that this is the most equitable way to divide classes. Providing your child's birthdate falls within the same bracket as his/her friend, and there is space in the chosen class, we may be able to place friends in the same class. However, we cannot promise to accommodate friendship groups.




What commitment is expected from parents?


The biggest commitment for our parents is ensuring that their son/daughter arrives to class and other scheduled activities on time and are collected when they conclude. We would also ask that parents are supportive about their child’s commitment to the training.





Classes

What are the age ranges and how many students are in each class?


Groups are split in to age-appropriate classes and on average the class size is between 15-20.




What happens in class?


TheatreworX have each session split into three segments – singing/musical theatre, dancing and drama. Each discipline has a dedicated teacher.




Who are your teachers?


Our teachers are all industry professionals from a wide variety of backgrounds. From experienced and working actors, to singers, leading choreographers and directors, our staff brings the best of the performing arts industry direct to our classes. Given our 20-year history, some are even past students who have gone on to be successful in their chosen field!
Additionally all staff are garda vetted.




How long do the classes go for?


Class length varies dependent on the level at which a student is at but generally Tots are 1 hour, while Juniors and Seniors are 2 hours.




Where are your venues located and when do the classes take place?


MONDAYS- TheatreworX Stage School @ Leixlip Parish Centre
Tots (age 3 to 6) – 3.30 to 4.30pm
Juniors (age 7 to 12) 4.30 to 6.30pm

TUESDAYS- TheatreworX Stage School @ Leixlip Parish Centre

Seniors (age 13 to 18) 6pm to 8pm


WEDNESDAYS – TheatreworX Stage School @ Dunboyne GAA

Tots (age 3 to 6) – 3.30 to 4.30pm

Juniors (age 7 to 12) 4.30 to 6.30pm


THURSDAYS- TheatreworX Stage School @ Leixlip Parish Centre

Tots (age 3 to 6) – 3.30 to 4.30pm

Juniors (age 7 to 12) - 4.30 to 6.30pm

FRIDAYS- TheatreworX Stage School @ Kilcock GAA

Tots (age 3 to 6) – 3.30 to 4.30pm

Juniors (age 7 to 12) 4.30 to 6.30pm

SATURDAYS – TheatreworX Academy @ The Helix

Juniors (age 6 to 12) 10am to 12pm

Seniors (age 7 to 18) 12pm to 2pm




Can parents attend classes?


Unfortunately parents are not able to attend weekly classes.
Why? A lot of our students come to us for personal development and to build confidence, when parents are present it can impede this by distracting students, shifting their focus and changing their behaviour.
It is also used to maintain a strict security policy as all our teachers have been Garda Vetted, something we cannot verify for each parent.

However, we would encourage all parents to come to the end-of-year show and various displays we may do during the year to get an understanding of how your child is progressing.





Annual Show

When does the show take place?


Students perform in a fully staged professional theatre production normally on the weekend after the May bank holiday every year. However, in 2017, the show will take place on May 14th and 15th.




Is this show compulsory?


No, of course not but, we ideally would like all TheatreworX students to take part. Also classes, particularly at the end of Term 3, are geared towards preparing for this show.
Should a student be unable to take part in the show, they will be required to let TheatreworX know as early in advance as possible.




Where is the show held?


The show takes place in the spectacular Helix Theatre in DCU.

Situated in North Dublin, The Helix is one of Ireland’s most impressive multi-purpose venues. Aside from the breathtaking vista of the building inside and out, the venue prides itself on the range of events it stages. From large symposiums and conferences to world-class performances this venue serves audiences both locally and internationally. This multi-purpose venue has over 20 different spaces and rooms including Auditoriums, Conference Rooms, Boardrooms, Exhibition Areas, Green Rooms and Dressing Rooms, there is a unique space suitable for every event.




What type of show will be performed?


Every year, the Annual Show encompasses songs from some Broadway favourites such as

Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, School of Rock and Les Miserables, giving

each child a chance to shine.

The Seniors show generally is an adaptation of a well-known touring musical.
The Juniors and the Tots show is written specially each year by a team of very talented and experienced in-house writers and features an assortment of familiar children’s songs from TV, movies and storybooks!




Can I take photos or videos of the performances?


No. However, a professional photographer and videographer will be employed to capture the show. The pictures will be available on our website and the DVD will be available to purchase for €20.





Uniform & Costumes

Is there a TheatreworX uniform?


All students are required to wear a TheatreworX Teeshirt for class. All other clothing is optional.

The TheatreworX clothing which is available to purchase, is as follows;

TheatreworX T-Shirt: €10

TheatreworX Hoodie: €30
TheatreworX Bottoms: €20
TheatreworX full Tracksuit (hoodie + bottoms): €45
Plain Black Leotard: €20
Exam Leotard (red): €20*
* available to hire for €5 @ exam time




Does TheatreworX supply costumes at showtime?


Yes, we supply all performance costumes using our in-house costume department. Parents are not required to pay for these! However, students may be asked to wear black shoes or bottoms which should will need to be purchased or sourced by parents.




Can we hire your costumes?


Individuals are unable to hire costumes. However, we welcome hire enquiries for concerts, theatre productions, and school shows. Please see our costumes page for more information.





Fees

How much are our fees?


€95 – Tots (3 to 6 years) – 1 hour class – 10 week term (15% family discount)
€120 – Juniors (7 to 12 years) – 2 hour class – 10 week term (15% family discount)
€120 – Seniors (12 to young adult) – 2 hour class – 10 week term (15% family discount)
€140 – The Academy @ The Axis (6 – young adult) – 2 hour class – 10 week term (15% family discount)

€80 – Local Camp (15% Family Discount)
€120 – Panto Camp @ The Helix (15% Family Discount)
€120 – Teen Camp @ The Helix (15% Family Discount)




Are there additional costs?


The only additional costs are for Exams(which are optional) and a small production fee of €10/€15 in Term 3 for the annual show. This show is ticketed through the Helix Box Office.




What if my child wants to leave before end of term?


If for any reason a child doesn’t want to continue, they may withdraw from their class at any time. Where possible, an appropriate refund will be given based on how far through the term a withdrawal is made.





Exams & Accreditation

What Accredited Exams do you offer?


TheatreworX offer exams in both Drama & Dance.

LAMDA Verse & Prose/Acting Exams & ISTD Modern Dance Exams




Who and what are the LAMDA Verse & Prose/Acting Exams?


The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) began offering speech examinations to the public in the 1880s. Since then, these examinations have been refined and developed into a comprehensive system of performance evaluation by experts in education, acting and communication. LAMDA Examinations has a reputation for excellence across the globe. Preparation for an examination can: · unlock the imagination and creative-thinking · develop communication skills · refine technical skills and artistry · promote team-working. The examinations themselves provide candidates with an opportunity to: · measure progress against an international standard · make contact with expert practitioner examiners outside the immediate teaching environment · build self-confidence and self-esteem · acquire skill certification for career development · receive critical appraisal and guidance for future development




Who and what are the ISTD Modern Dance Exams?


Through a carefully planned and well-tried examination syllabus, which combines modern dance, jazz and other dance styles, young people are trained to become disciplined and versatile dancers who have a professional attitude towards dance. A series of examinations has been created from children's grades through to professional teaching qualifications. The children's work is based on natural movements: walking, running, jumping and skipping. It is designed to encourage an imaginative and rapid response from beginners.





Annual Show

Allowing our students showcase their talents in a state-of-the-art professional setting.

Locations

We have classes  in Leixlip, Kilcock and Dunboyne. FInd out our locations and class times here.

Meet the Team

Read the profiles of our talented team of teachers and staff.

Get in Touch

Have a question about  Theatreworx? Contact Ciaran at 086 080 7280 or email  info@theatreworx.com