Imaginarium Theatre, an associate company of the Shakespeare North Trust and a theatre and community arts organisation based in Prescot, are launching the Imaginarium Drama School in partnership with the Royal Shakespeare Company Open Stages.

The Drama School will be available (initially online) to all ages with classes for children, young people, and adults at low prices to ensure that they are accessible to everyone. This summer there will be five Zoom courses led by Michael Corbidge, Senior Voice and Text Director at the RSC and lecturer at Rose Bruford Drama College in London with Imaginarium Associate Artists.

Courses include masterclasses, audition training and CPD for professional actors and emerging professionals, an Introduction to Shakespeare for total beginners, and fun Shakespeare Movie Maker courses for seven to 17 year olds. There will be new courses announced soon for the autumn term.

To create a professional drama school with classical training that is accessible to all and rooted within the community has been our ambition for some time. We intend to offer courses at Cockpit House in Prescot just as soon as it is safe for us to do so, and from 2022 we hope to be based in the new Shakespeare North Playhouse. In the meantime, our online Zoom courses will allow us to increase our reach both locally and across the globe.

Gaynor La Rocca , Artistic Director

Drama School courses are available at the introductory cost of just £20 for a four-week course, 90 mins per week.

FREE TASTER sessions will take place from Tuesday 28th July, with courses beginning from Monday 3rd August.

For full details of courses and to book online go to www.imaginariumtheatre.co.uk/book-online.