The award-winning Natural Theatre Company launches a brand-new Theatre School. This exciting project includes its ever popular sessions for 11-18-year olds, as well as a new set of classes for adults.

The adult classes will begin as a 10 week programme led by acclaimed Theatre Director Andy Burden. These sessions are for anyone who enjoys performing, has an interest in theatre, or would like to try something new and engaging. The classes will give attendees the chance to get out from under their desks, push aside their paperwork, and have fun.

Naturals Director Andy Burden said; “adults have often approached us saying how much fun they’ve had at our workshops and asking when they can do this again. So, it seemed only natural that we expand our work to include Performance and Theatre Skills for over 18s. These classes will be an opportunity for people to develop acting skills, build self-confidence, and enjoy some stress-free fun”.

In addition to this new adult group Natural Theatre School also offer a Young People’s Company. These classes for 11-18-year olds provide young people with the chance to learn from professional actors, play with costumes, and try new types of performance with no scripts required.

Participation Manager Mark Bishop said, “as drama is no longer part of the curriculum many young people need a place they can express themselves, let off some creative steam, and have fun. Our classes for 11-18-year olds do just that, whilst also teaching valuable skills such as team work and communication”.

In previous years the Young People’s Company from the Natural Theatre School have performed at major events including the 250th Anniversary of the Royal Crescent, Roads to Recovery project which included a performance in Queen Square. They have also performed with professional actors, recorded audio for a feature film, and appeared on BBC Points West.

Where, When and What Time
11-18-year old classes: Wednesdays, 6pm – 7:30pm from 18 April
Adult classes: Thursdays, 7pm – 9pm from 19 April

Where: The Natural Theatre Company Studio, Widcombe Hill, Bath, BA2 6AA