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Drama (ages 8-11) August

Summer School for Children and Young People


“Art is never finished.”

Take flight with us as we travel through some of  the most iconic art works of all time!

From Monet’s lilies to Banksy’s cut outs, our students will embark on an artistic adventure to explore all things ArtFull!

Inspired by great works of art, this in-person week-long summer school for young people aged 8-11 involves structured imaginative play and drama activities to create a brand-new work, unique to you. 

Led by experienced teaching artists, the course will offer a fun, stimulating and challenging experience for all regardless of previous experience. 

Throughout the course your child will: 

  • Develop personal confidence and creative decision-making skills 
  • Be introduced to storytelling, voice and movement skills 
  • Make new friends and work collaboratively in a group 
  • Take part in a rehearsal process and learn about performing to an audience 

Throughout the week, the young people will work towards a short, informal performance which takes place in one of the Royal Conservatoire’s venues on the last afternoon of the course. 

Don’t miss out on your brush with brilliance book your spot now!

If you have any questions before booking this course, please contact us on 

You may also be interested in: Musical Theatre (ages 8-11) 

The important details

8 - 11


12 - 16 August 2024

Monday - Friday, 10am - 4pm

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, 100 Renfrew Street, Glasgow, G2 3DB

Course Information

The course runs Monday, 12 August – Friday, 16 August from 10am to 4pm.

There will be a short sharing of the work students have been engaging with on the Friday afternoon for invited family and friends.

No previous experience is required for this summer school. We just ask that you come along ready to take part, try out new things and be creative!

Participants should dress comfortably and wear soft shoes. We ask that toys or other valuable belongings are not brought along to the course.

You should bring a packed lunch and a bottle of water each day – breaks will be supervised by Short Courses staff.

All course information will be sent via email approximately two weeks before the course start date.

Summer Accommodation

We are pleased to welcome students from across the world to our Summer Schools. Our course fees do not include accommodation or food, and these should be organised by the student. Our campus is located in Glasgow city centre, and you can find the addresses below.

We recommend Base Glasgow, as purpose-built accommodation for Conservatoire students, with Rehearsal Rooms, Practice spaces and Dance Studios. Base Glasgow is perfectly suited for our summer school students; both safe and secure, with 24/7 staff presence and only 3 mins walk from our main Renfrew Street building, keeping travel costs to a minimum.

Classic En-Suite rooms come with a 3/4 bed, en-suite bathroom, ample storage, mirror, study desk and chair. The shared area includes a spacious lounge and kitchen area.

Please note that Short Courses staff are not affiliated with BASE or on site outwith the summer school teaching hours, and therefore cannot take responsibility for students outside of these hours.

For more information about booking accommodation at BASE Glasgow you can contact them directly via website BASE – Student Accommodation in Glasgow or email

Alternatively, there are plenty of hotels, hostels, and b’n’b options available. We are located close to transport links should you wish to stay outside the city centre. If you are travelling to Glasgow for a course, we strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance that covers course fees, travel, accommodation, and cancellations due to COVID-19 – as RCS will not refund in this circumstance. You can view the Cancellations and Refund policy for full information.

For students under 18 years old, we strongly advise travelling with a responsible adult should any emergency situations arise during class. Students are only monitored by staff during class times.

Renfrew Street Campus: 100 Renfrew Street, Glasgow, G2 3DB
Wallace Studios Campus: 210 Garscube Road, Glasgow, G4 9RR

Further Information

We want to ensure as many children, young people and adult learners as possible can access the performing and production arts education that is offered through Short Courses at RCS. Financial support options available for Short Courses include:

Agnes Allan Bursary

Agnes Allan was a teacher, passionate about inclusion, and this bursary scheme exists to offer support to students to participate in the performing or production arts.

The Agnes Allan Bursary provides some support to students who may require financial assistance to take part in a short course in dance, drama, music, production or screen.

Anyone who wishes to take part in our Short Courses and faces a financial barrier can apply for bursary support to help meet the cost of tuition fees.

James McAvoy Drama Scholarships

BAFTA-winning and Golden Globe nominated actor James McAvoy is committed to nurturing the creative potential of young Scots who experience barriers to access and participate in drama at RCS Short Courses.

James is a graduate of the BA Acting programme at RCS and Patron of the Junior Conservatoire of Drama. The Glasgow-born actor has funded the new James McAvoy Drama Scholarships to enable young people to experience the world-class drama training at RCS as he did.

The scholarship aims to support applicants who would otherwise find meeting the cost of tuition fees at RCS a barrier to accessing pre-Higher Education drama training at the Royal Conservatoire.

You can find more information about these funds on our Financial Support page.

We run various promotional offers for our Short Courses and Summer Schools. You can view our current offers on our Promotional Offers page.

You should contact us at to request your discount code before booking a course.

Please note, only one promotional offer can be applied per course and should be used at the time of booking as we are unable to apply a discounts retrospectively.

Please see our Short Course FAQs for more information about all aspects of choosing, booking and attending your course.

Please see our Short Courses – Terms and Conditions for more information about your contract with Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, and Cancellation and Refund policies.

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