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Third Age Theatre Company

Weekly course for Adults

Introduction

 

Our Third Age Theatre Company is designed for anyone over the age of 55 who wishes to develop performance skills and experience.

The course focuses on the specialised interests and abilities of the older performer. It offers space for students at any level to explore the field of drama and engage in theatre-making processes. The course encourages creative thinking and activity, and aims to develop students’ performance skills, confidence and ability to work collaboratively.

The focus of the Third Age Theatre Company includes:

  • discovering and exploring the role of the performer/actor
  • developing devising skills
  • learning about the effective use of the voice and body in performance
  • exploring different ways that text can be used in performance
  • gaining an overview of existing theatre practitioners

The course is delivered through practical workshops and reflective discussion. You will also attend theatre performances with your class to encourage critical debate and to build a knowledge and appreciation of current work.

The focus of the company will be on the development of performance material, whether devised or existing, and the ensemble will be involved in performances both within RCS and in external venues.

 

Introduction

 

Our Third Age Theatre Company is designed for anyone over the age of 55 who wishes to develop performance skills and experience.

The course focuses on the specialised interests and abilities of the older performer. It offers space for students at any level to explore the field of drama and engage in theatre-making processes. The course encourages creative thinking and activity, and aims to develop students’ performance skills, confidence and ability to work collaboratively.

The focus of the Third Age Theatre Company includes:

  • discovering and exploring the role of the performer/actor
  • developing devising skills
  • learning about the effective use of the voice and body in performance
  • exploring different ways that text can be used in performance
  • gaining an overview of existing theatre practitioners

The course is delivered through practical workshops and reflective discussion. You will also attend theatre performances with your class to encourage critical debate and to build a knowledge and appreciation of current work.

The focus of the company will be on the development of performance material, whether devised or existing, and the ensemble will be involved in performances both within RCS and in external venues.

 

Financial support



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 Lifelong Learning courses and faces a financial barrier can apply for bursary support to help meet the cost of tuition fees.

More information about the Agnes Allan Bursary.

 





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 Lifelong Learning.

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.

More information about the James McAvoy Drama Scholarship.





Drama at 60 Scholarship

The Drama at 60 Scholarship supports talented performers and producers of theatre, film and television gain essential skills and experience as they work towards formal training.

This scholarship offers up to three promising theatre or screen practitioners up to £1,000 to invest in a range of training activities at the Royal Conservatoire. The focus in 2016/17 will be on digital creativity as part of our New Digital Creatives scheme.

The deadline for applications for Drama at 60 Scholarships for 2017/18 is Tuesday 30 June 2017.

Before applying please read the Drama at 60 Scholarship Guidelines 2016.

To apply please send your CV, a short biography, a one-page application statement and a letter of recommendation to lifelong@rcs.ac.uk



Entry requirements

There are entry requirement for this open access class, however participants should be over 55 years of age.

No previous drama experience is required for these classes but enthusiasm, energy and an interest in trying new things is essential.

Preparing for your course

You should wear appropriate clothing and footwear suitable for movement work. Comfortable trousers and a t-shirt are ideal, and participants are advised to avoid jeans, skirts and items of jewellery.

The Conservatoire’s cafe will be open during these classes, though students are encouraged to bring snacks and water with them.

We request that no valuable belongings are brought to the classes and mobile phones are switched off except during breaks.

At a glance...

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Term dates and tuition fees

Tuition fee for whole year is £540, which can be paid in instalments.

Term 1: 3 September –17 December 2017 (excluding 15 and 22 October)

Term 2: 14 January – 25 March 2018 (excluding 11 February)

Term 3: 22 April – 17 June 2018 (excluding 27 May)

Offers

Promotional Offers

We offer a selection of promotional offers for our Lifelong Learning courses, take a look!

To receive the promotional offer code, contact lifelong@rcs.ac.uk before booking a course.

 

Who is this course for?

This open access course is for people aged 55+ who wish to:

• develop new or existing skills in drama and performance
• work alongside their peers in a creative environment
• create original theatre inspired by personal experience and interests
• gain confidence in performance, voice and movement skills
• perform in a professional theatre space

Further training

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