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Reading Rep Theatre to Host Easter Holiday Activities

Reading Rep Theatre. Cred. Simon Kennedy xltgwp

Reading Rep Theatre will run an enchanting Fairy Tale Mash-Up workshop, designed for young people aged 5-11, during the Easter holidays from 2-5 April and a Film School, for young people aged 10-16, from 2-6 April.

Fairy Tale Mash-Up Workshop (Ages 5-11)

Young artists will select their favourite stories to create a unique performance blending singing, acting, and dance.

Participants will also indulge their imaginations in arts and crafts, crafting intricate sets, whimsical props, and dazzling costumes for the grand finale.

The week concludes with a heart-warming showing for families. It is billed as a week of laughter, learning, and the joy of storytelling.

Participation for the week costs £150 with bursary places also available.

Film School (Ages 10-16) - Limited Places Available

Reading Rep Theatre introduces its inaugural Film School, a unique opportunity for budding filmmakers to explore the art of film making and performing for the camera alongside industry professionals.

From acting for the screen to the intricacies of writing for film, students will dive into the world of filmmaking, acquiring essential technical knowledge for success on a film set.

The week culminates in a Film Premier for friends and family, where the young filmmakers’ creations take centre stage and each participant walks away with their very own professional showreel.

The Easter Film School will be led by the seasoned expertise of Matt Parsons from Pro Actor Showreels and the creative guidance of Amy Ambrose.

Limited places are available for the Easter Film School, which are priced at £200, and bursary placements are available.

Chris Cuming, Head of Engage and Associate Director at Reading Rep said: ‘These workshops offer a really exciting opportunity for the local young talent in Reading to get involved with learning new skills, build their confidence and meet like-minded people their own age. We’re really passionate about making sure everyone can engage with Reading Rep and so we have made sure that funding and bursary places are available to anyone for whom there is a financial barrier. We can’t wait to see what these young participants produce’.

More information on both workshops can be found at

Image Credit: Simon Kennedy


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