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Behind the Scenes Educational Performing Arts Conference

This event will take place on two dates throughout the year in London. These events are specifically designed to meet the needs of Theatre Studies and Performing Arts students by bringing the curriculum to life and introducing them to professionals in their field. As part of the unique experience, students will hear from a leading West End or Broadway cast first-hand, and take part in lively workshops linking key topics being studied and giving valuable advice for their future careers.

Past Speakers

Ashley Herman

Ashley Herman

Ashley Herman  will play a key role in the event by introducing the themes of the day and leading a Q&A session. He is a professional Theatre Producer and Chairman of the world-renowned Guildford School of Acting Conservatoire for Musical Theatre, Acting and Technical Theatre. He began his career in the theatre at the age of 17; training with Brian Way's Theatre Centre and started his career as Assistant Stage Manager at the Wimbledon Theatre, the Royal Ballet and the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. He has since produced or co-produced over 35 West End shows and several Broadway shows including Moby Dick, The Sound of Music, The Truman Capote Talk Show, the Importance of Being Earnest, The Living Room and Fame.

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The Package

  • 1 night bed and breakfast accommodation in central London
  • National Theatre Backstage Tour 
  • Tickets to an evening performance of a West End Musical e.g Shrek 
  • 3 Interactive Workshops : Introduction to the West End. Open Call and Stage Combat
  • Tickets to a matinee performance
  • Q&A Session with the cast from the Matinee performance e.g. Woman in Black
  • 1:10 free place ratio for staff
  • Student attendance certificate
  • Group Leader & Student Conference Pack
  • Services of the Events Team during your stay in London
  • 1 Night Youth Centre Accommodation Package

    July 2014
    Free time indicates when to plan your study visits and sightseeing. Contact us for details.

    Tuesday:
    Morning: Departure from School/College 
    Afternoon: Arrive in London and check into your accommodation. Theatre Royal Backstage Tour
    Evening: See a performance of Shrek the Musical & overnight in London

    Wednesday: 
    Morning:  Behind the Scenes 2014 Introduction & Workshops
    Afternoon: Matinee performance of Woman in Black and Q&A session with cast 
    Evening: Travel home

Places to stay

The Generator

Rating: Youth Centre
Only minutes away from Covent Garden and Leicester Square 
4 to 8 bedded rooms - All rooms 
have wash basin, toilet and showers on each floor - Games room, restaurant & bar

 

The Meininger London Hyde Park (Baden Powell House) - SUPPLEMENTS APPLY 

This youth hostel accommodation is of 3* hotel quality and is situated in South Kensington directly
opposite the Natural History Museum.
Students will be accommodated in multi bunk bedded rooms
all with private facilities. 24 hour reception, coffee bar. 

Royal National Hotel - SUPPLEMENTS APPLY

Rating: 2 Star
Conveniently located for public transport and a short walk from Oxford Street and Covent Garden
2 and 3 bedded rooms - All rooms have private facilities - Bar and restaurant

 

 

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