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TP Academy

New Academic year 2021 – 2022

Inspiring Creativity and Ambition

Founded over 30 years ago, Theatre Peckham is an award-winning cultural venue for artistic excellence and social change, championing underrepresented voices. Through the power of theatre, we illuminate young voices, provide skills and opportunities, and platforms excellent creatives who are locally focused with a national and international reach. 

Theatre Peckham’s Academy provides the best in performing arts training, striving to cultivate and instil in children aged 3-16 a passion for the performing arts through self-exploration, teamwork, creativity, and play, providing a pathway into the creative industries.

Our timetable of 25 classes per week encompasses

Theatre Peckham provides many children with their first engagement with the performing arts. We are committed to ensuring that those wishing to continue their creative endeavours can do so post-16 as part of the Young Peckham 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 

TP Academy classes are for children and young people aged 3 – 16 years old.

If you’re aged 16+ head on over to our Young Peckham Academy for our creative programme. 

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

OUR 2021/22 ACADEMY TIMETABLE

MONDAY: GLEE CLUB

TIMESTUDIO 1STUDIO 2 STUDIO 3
4pm – 5pmMusical Theatre (3-5)Glee Club Musical Theatre (8-11)
5pm – 6pmMusical Theatre (6-8)Acro (5-15)

TUESDAY: MUSIC SKILLS

TIMESTUDIO 1STUDIO 2 STUDIO 3
4pm – 5pm Musical Theatre (3-5)
5pm – 6pmYoung Music Producers (12-16)

WEDNESDAY: ARTISTIC SKILLS

TIMESTUDIO 1STUDIO 2 STUDIO 3
4pm – 5pmBallet Beginners
5pm – 6pmBallet IntermediateTap Beginners
6pm – 7pmBallet AdvancedTap Intermediate/Advanced

THURSDAY: MOVERS

TIMESTUDIO 1STUDIO 2 STUDIO 3
4pm – 5pmContemporary Dance (8-11)
4pm – 5pm Ballet Beginners

FRIDAY: EXPRESS YOURSELF

TIMESTUDIO 1STUDIO 2 STUDIO 3
4pm – 5pm Street Dance (8-11)Acting (5-7)
5pm – 6pm Street Dance (5-7)Acting (8-11)
6pm – 7pmJunior Acting Company (12-16)

SATURDAY: TRIPLE TALENT

TIMESTUDIO 1STUDIO 2 STUDIO 3
9.30am – 10.30amBallet Beginners Tots (3-5)Tap Beginners Tots (3-5)
10.30am – 1.30pmY&T Theatre Creators (6-8)Y&T Theatre Creators (9-11) Y&T Theatre Creators (12-16)
1.30pm – 2.30pmBackstage Academy (12-16)

BENEFITS

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.

Theatre Peckham:

ARTS AWARD
Theatre Peckham is an Arts Award Centre, we support young people to complete Arts Awards Discover, Explore, Bronze, Silver or Gold. Find out more here.

This year, for the first time, our students will have the opportunity to opt-in for our very own TP 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. For more information watch this space!

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:
£60/term
Y&T £130/term
Fees are non-refundable once booked

CAN I APPLY FOR FEE SUPPORT? 
Yes, those who are in receipt of the following benefits: housing benefits, Job Seekers Allowance, disability benefits, Universal Credit, free school meals can apply for fee support. To apply, please send an email to membership@theatrepeckham.co.uk with the full name of the child/children, their age, parent/guardian’s full name and the proof of benefit attached to the email. The proof of benefit 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/guardian on it; the date must be visible and not earlier than May 2021.

To receive fee support, you must submit your request by no later than Sunday 5th September. Applications received after this date might not be considered.

TERM DATES 

TERM 1
Start: Week commencing Monday 20 September 2021
Half-term (no session): Week commencing Monday 25 October 2021
Re-start: Week commencing Monday 1 November 2021
End (last session): Week commencing Monday 29 November 2021

TERM 2
From Monday 17 January 2022 to week commencing Monday 28 March 2022

TERM 3
From Monday 25 April 2022 to week commencing Monday 4 July 2022

HOW TO BOOK:

PARENTS INFORMATION: Parents must read all our Terms and Conditions and Covid Safeguarding. It is the parent’s responsibility to read and understand the policies we have in place.

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

1. Become a member of Theatre Peckham Academy by filling out the registration form 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

If you have any questions about the Theatre Peckham Academy please contact
Justine Delafontaine, membership@theatrepeckham.co.uk

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