Creative Learning at the Churchill Theatre

Update: 1 July 2021

Dear participants, parents, carers and families,
We are delighted that our class programme will be back in September! New term dates will be posted soon so keep a look out on the website. 
We miss you all and look forward to seeing you very soon at the Churchill Theatre. Have a lovely summer and keep safe. 
Kiaran and the Creative Learning Team.

What We Do

  • We offer weekly youth theatre classes for ages 4 – 21, and offer associate classes for all ages in acting, singing, and dancing.
  • We produce Creative Learning Week, our annual takeover of the theatre and run Work Experience Week for students.
  • Every year we produce the Summer Youth Production and co-produce the annual family Christmas show in the Studio.
  • We programme the Studio, the theatre’s second performance space.
  • We support all of our special access performances at the theatre.
  • We are always building partnerships locally and within the theatre industry.

         Creative Learning – unlocking your potential!

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Creative Learning Week

Held each summer, the award-winning Creative Learning Week is a 7 day festival of theatre, arts and play which finishes with the annual showcase.

Read about the most recent Creative Learning Week 
 

MEET THE TEAM OPPORTUNITIES WITH US THE STUDIO PARTNERSHIPS  

Meet the team

Kiaran Hall

Creative Learning Manager

Kiaran joined the Churchill Theatre in June 2012 after many years working as an Events Director, Festival Producer, and Film Locations Manager. She began her career working with Avon Touring Theatre Company in Bristol, and eventually moved to Bromley via Australia to take on the role of Artistic Director at the Studio Arts and Media Centre in Beckenham. She continues to be inspired by the artistic collaborations and partnerships that emerge through Creative Learning and is always looking forward to discovering new directions from the remarkable people she works with.

khall@churchilltheatre.co.uk

Contact Kiaran for: Studio, Partnerships, General Enquiries

Opportunities With Creative Learning

Work Experience 

***Our Work Experience programme is currently suspended due to COVID – 19. Check back soon for information about our 2022 programme.***

Work Experience at the Churchill will involve long days, evenings and weekend. You should only apply if you are available and willing to work these.

We are only able to offer very limited places. Due to the high volume of requests and to ensure we show equity for all applications, our process is as follows:

  • Students must apply themselves (if a student needs any additional support with applying, please let us know) by sending in a CV and covering letter which clearly states their school, year group and normal place of residence. We prefer that these are emailed to syp@churchilltheatre.co.uk 
  • We also would like to know why they have chosen to apply to the Churchill Theatre in particular for their Work Experience, what skills and experience they can bring to a busy theatre environment.
  • An interest in acting and performing is useful; however these are not the focus for work experience. Applicants purely interested in performing should research our Young Company details.
  • Work experience at the Churchill explores all aspects of working in a professional theatre, however an interest in back of house is desirable.
  • The dates are fixed; we are unable to offer any placements on different dates of the year.
  • Applications will be reviewed and emails sent out to successful candidates 


For info: The application process is extremely competitive, and due to the high numbers we receive, we are sorry but will not be contacting unsuccessful applicants.

Alternatively, we are always looking for volunteers to support Creative Learning projects and performances within the theatre. If you would like to be contacted when these opportunities arise please contact khall@churchilltheatre.co.uk
 

Jobs

There are currently no open jobs within Creative Learning.

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Other Opportunities

If you are a producer, director, writer or company and want to get your work programmed in the Churchill Theatre Studio, please contact Creative Learning Manager Kiaran Hall:  khall@churchilltheatre.co.uk or call 020 8290 8210.

The Studio

The Studio at the Churchill Theatre is our secondary performance venue; a small and quirky multiuse space with adaptable staging, lighting and sound options.

View What's On in The Studio

Regular events

BYOB - Bring Your Own Baby Comedy
Close Up Magic 

Past Productions

Jane Austen and the Cheltonians (2020)
Dad's Army Radio Show (2020)
The Adventures of Bo Peep (2020)
Little Star (2020)
Heard it Through the Punchline (2020)
Jack and the Beanstalk (2019)
Strictly Sherlock (2019)
Teechers (2019)
The Adventures of Bo Peep (2019)
Jack the Ripper - The Real Truth (2019)
Mandy Muden (2019)
Macbeth (2019)
Alfie Brown (2019)
Steve Bugeja (2018)
Divas (2018)
The Spooky Magic Show (2018)
TJ Higgs (2018)
A State of Mind  (2018)
Numbered Days (2018)
Offside (2018)

Not All Plane Sailing  (2018)
Elves and The Shoemaker (2017)
Frankenstein (Rose Bruford College);
Wojtek - The Happy Warrior (A Quarter Too Ensemble)
Little White Bird (CL Production)
The Great Train Robbery (Scratchworks Theatre Company)
Oedipus (The V&A Peter Brook Project)

If you are interested in bringing a production to the Studio at the Churchill Theatre, please contact Kiaran Hall, Creative Learning Manager, at khall@churchilltheatre.co.uk

Our Partners

Arts Award Supporter

We are proud to be an Arts Award Supporter and our staff are trained as Discover, Explore, Bronze, Silver and Gold Arts Award Advisers.

For enquiries regarding schools or Arts Award, please contact Creative Learning at: classes@churchilltheatre.co.uk
 


Partnerships

Creative Learning is delighted to be working with a number of partners in order to be able to offer the highest possible quality of experiences for all of our participants.

Current partners include: ArtsTrain, The Albany, Bromley Council, Bromley Youth Music Trust, Community Links, Greenwich Dance Agency, The Kiln, Knuckle and Joint, Museum of Croydon, National Theatre Connections, The Quarter Too Ensemble, Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance, Shakespeare Schools Festival, Theatre Royal Stratford East, and the V&A Museum.

If you are interested in building a partnership with Creative Learning at the Churchill Theatre, please contact Kiaran Hall, Creative Learning Manager, at khall@churchilltheatre.co.uk

Creative Learning Partnerships