Learn the art of acting and drama through a warm and friendly environment with a goal to performing. Course is open to 60 yrs plus. All levels are encouraged and beginners are welcome. Build confidence, make new friends while learning a new skill.

Course aim

Drama classes for 60 yrs and over. A friendly and engaging environment developing the skills of acting and performing. The class is open to all levels. Previous experience and beginners all welcome.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • Course is for 60 yrs plus

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Learn a new art form
  • Build confidence
  • Make new friends
  • Take skills learned in to life
  • Be part of a performance

How will I be taught?

  • You will work as part of a group. A team effort is required as we all wok towards the same goal. Usually this is a performance or show. The tutor will guide and encourage all learners to bring the best results from each individual.

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions
  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • Feedback is encouraged through group discussion within class. Useful to bring pen and paper as sometimes taking notes is useful.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

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This course is funded by the Greater London Combined Authority but is also open to residents of other areas.

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2019
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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