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TP Academy (3-16 yrs)

New Academic year 2022 – 2023

Inspiring Creativity and Ambition

Theatre Peckham provides the best in performing arts training, striving to cultivate and instil in children a passion for the performing arts through self-exploration, teamwork, creativity, and play, providing a talent pipeline into the creative industries.  

Our timetable of 31 classes per week for ages 3 – 16 encompasses Musical Theatre, Ballet, Acro, Young Music Producers, Acting, Glee Club Musical Theatre, Junior Acting Company, Tap dance, Backstage Academy, Street Dance, SteelPan Project and Young & Talented Theatre Creators.  

Many children experience their first engagement with the arts with us at Theatre Peckham. Our commitment to long term activity means that children can participate in classes all the way through to the age of 25 in our Young Peckham Programme for our creative programme. 

Learning and theatre making have an equal priority in everything we do. Every member of the TP Academy has the opportunity to perform on our stage. Casts of young people are brought together to perform alongside seasoned professionals in our annual Christmas productions that draw family audiences, schools and theatre-goers who travel from afar to experience the authentic joy that resonates from our stage.  

Theatre Peckham is a charity, we are here for our community and are passionate about making a real difference. We lead based on our A.C.C.E.S.S principles –

Achieve ~ ChampionChallenge ~ Engage ~ Social ~ Success 

BECOMING A THEATRE PECKHAM ACADEMY MEMBER
For just £10 a year,(September- July) becoming a member, gives you exclusive access to our Theatre Peckham Academy classes, exciting benefits such as casting announcements, specialist workshops and training, ticket discounts, priority booking, early bird, and exclusive insights into our projects. Plus, you help support the vital work we are doing in our community – thank you! 

OUR 2022/23 ACADEMY TIMETABLE

MONDAY: THEATRICAL PERFORMERS

TIME
4pm – 4.30pmMusical Theatre Beginners (3-5)Ballet Academy Beginners (3-5 )
4.30pm – 5pmMusical Theatre Intermediate (3-5)Ballet Academy Intermediate ( 3-5)
5pm – 5.45pmMusical Theatre Beginners (6-8 )
5.45pm – 6.30pmMusical Theatre Intermediate (6-8 )
5pm – 6pm Acro (6-9)
6pm-7pmBallet Academy Advanced (8-16)

TUESDAY: EXPRESS YOURSELF

TIME
4pm – 5pmActing (5-7)
5pm-6pmActing (8-11)
5pm-7pmYoung Music Producers (12-16)

UWEDNESDAY: BALLET & GLEE ACADEMY

TIME
4pm – 5pmBallet Beginners (5-8)Glee Club (8 – 12)
5pm – 6pmBallet Beginners (9-12)
6pm – 7pmBallet Intermediate (8-16)

THURSDAY: ARTISTIC SKILLS

TIME
4pm – 4.30pmTap Academy Beginners (3-5)
4.30pm-5pmTap Academy Intermediate (3-5)
5pm-6pmTap Academy Beginners (6-10)
6pm-7pmTap Academy Intermediate/Advanced (11-16)
5pm-7pmBackstage Academy (12-16)

FRIDAY: MOVERS

TIME
4pm – 5pm Street Dance (8-11)Acting (5-7)
5pm – 6pm Street Dance (5-7)Acting ( 8-11)
6pm – 7pmAcro (10-14)Junior Acting Company (12-16)

SATURDAY: TRIPLE TALENT

TIME
9.30am – 10amBallet Beginners (3-5)
10.30am – 12.30pmSteelPan Project
(6-12)  
10am – 1pmY&T Theatre Creators Midi’s (8-11)Y&T Theatre Creators Teens (12-16)  Y&T Theatre Creators Mini’s (6-8) 

BENEFITS OF THE PROGRAMME

Everyone is unique, we strive to promote a programme of excellence that will enrich the lives of our young people. The skills young people will learn at Theatre Peckham Academy are transferable and not only to be used in the classroom. We encourage young people to grow and develop into empathetic adults that will contribute positively in society. We allow them to learn at their own pace, through classes aimed at different ability levels.

The Academy:

ARTS AWARD

Do you enjoy the arts, like to be creative and have a strong passion in taking leadership?  

Theatre Peckham is proudly an arts award Centre. The arts award qualification is designed to inspire young people up to the age of 25 to grow their arts skills and leadership talents. At TP we offer support to young people so they can complete their discover award all the way to achieving their gold (which accumulates UCAS points.) You can be the creator or performer of your own work or develop your skills in essential roles like marketing or stage management. Find out more here.

TP EXAMS
Our students have the opportunity to opt-in for our very own Theatre Peckham Internal Exams. If they choose to do so, the young person will receive a mark and certificate at the end of the year, based on their overall performance. They will be assessed against 4 criteria:  

1) Progress, 2) Research, 3) Technique and 4) Creativity.

If interested please contact our Academy Coordinator, Saffron Dey membership@theatrepeckham.co.uk.

JACK PETCHEY ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Theatre Peckham is part of the Jack Petchey Achievement Award scheme. Jack Petchey Achievement Award winners are young people who have gone above and beyond to achieve – perhaps when others thought they might fail. Each year young people select their peers to be nominated for the award because of their dedication and exceptional work done within the group.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

ACADEMY FEES PER TERM: ( each academic year is comprised of 3 terms)
30 minute class £40
45 minute class £60
1 hour class £70 2 hour class £100 Y&T Theatre Creators £150 Membership fee £10 Taster session fee £5/class

FEES ARE NON REFUNDABLE ONCE PAID FOR

CAN I APPLY FOR FEE SUPPORT? 
Yes, those who are in receipt of benefits (we accept the following: housing benefits, job seekers allowance, disability benefits, universal credit, free school meals) can apply for fee support. Please send an email to membership@theatrepeckham.co.uk with the full name of the child/children, age/s, parent full name and the proof attached to the email. The proof can be a letter from the council, a bill, a letter from the school, etc. The proof must clearly have the name of the parent on it as well as the date must be visible. This must be not earlier than 6 months. 

In order to receive our fee support you must submit your request by no later than 21st August 2022. Applications received after this date might not be considered.  Applications received after this date might not be considered.

TERM DATES 

TERM 1
Start : Week commencing Monday 19th September 2022 Half-term ( no sessions) : Week commencing Monday 24th October 2022 Re-start : Week commencing Monday 31st October 2022 End ( last session) : Week commencing Monday 28th November 2022

TERM 2
Start : Week commencing Monday 16th January 2023 Half-term ( no sessions ) : Week commencing Monday 13th February 2023 Re-start : Week commencing Monday 20th February 2023 End ( last session ) : Week commencing Monday 27th 2023 

TERM 3
Start: Week commencing Monday 24th April 2023 Half-term ( no session ) : Week commencing Monday 29th May 2023   Re-start : Week commencing Monday 5th June 2023 End ( last session ) : Week commencing Monday 3rd July 2023

HOW TO BOOK:

PARENTS INFORMATION: Parents must read all our Terms and Conditions which include Uniform Guidelines.

To register your child with the TP Academy parents must follow these steps: 

1. Become a member or renew your yearly membership of Theatre Peckham by filling out the filling out the registration form and paying the membership fee of only £10 per academic year, per child on our platform Class4Kids. 

2. If you have more than 1 child, you must complete a Class4Kids registration form for each child. If parents/guardians fail to do so, they will be unable to book the TP Academy classes for all children.

3. Once you have completed the Online Membership form, you will be able to book classes.

4. The £10 membersip fee will automatically be added to your basket (one per child).

Notice: if Theatre Peckham is required to close due to government advice, we will continue to deliver the sessions on Zoom, the schedule will be the same

TIPS FOR ATTENDING ACADEMY CLASSES

PUNCTUALITY 

* All students should arrive 10-15 minutes before classes begin, this is to ensure they allow themselves an appropriate amount of time to warm up. Students who don’t engage in the warm up risk themselves getting injured.

*All students who arrive 10 minutes late (or more) to their academy class may not be allowed to join in. They may instead be asked to watch the class at the tutor’s discretion, or be told to wait in the foyer until they are collected by a parent/guardian.

*All students are expected to commit to and regularly attend their classes and any related rehearsals/events. If your child does not attend their class for three consecutive weeks, without notification, they will lose their place in the Academy.

UNIFORM POLICY

*All students whilst training in the academy are required to wear the uniform and footwear necessary for their chosen class (please read the uniform guidelines to see what is needed). Uniform is required for all classes, rehearsals, open days or other performances/events. This is to ensure that they are always wearing appropriate clothing for the activities they are doing, and to ensure that they are comfortable and safe. 

*We advise that members do not wear jewellery for safety reasons. Students with long hair must have it tied back. 

*If the students attend classes without the correct uniform, they may not be permitted to participate. If students continually attend without the correct uniform this may be considered a disciplinary matter.

*Available to purchase at Theatre Peckham : Ballet shoes, tap shoes, red leotards, red skirts, red cardigans.

If you have any questions about the Theatre Peckham Academy please contact
Saffron Dey membership@theatrepeckham.co.uk

You can read our Safety measures for the reopening of the Building here