Do you have a favourite play? Perhaps it’s War Horse, or a musical like Wicked or a comedy like The Producers. Theme a party around the play – ask your friends to come in appropriate costumes and dress your room with suitable props.
Want to join a local theatre group? Visit the National Association of Youth Theatres website to find out more. Many theatres will run special drama courses for young people. This is a great way to make friends and practice your acting skills! There are also opportunities to learn about lighting, sound, directing, stage management, wardrobe and front of house.
Get creative – make a theatrical mask or sock puppet. You can buy a plain mask from craft shops such as Hobbycraft. Then decorate with different facial expressions and add colour and texture with paints and fabrics. Check out our guide to making a simple sock puppet.
Great Places To Visit
Why not visit the iconic open-air theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe and experience Shakespeare’s plays as they were meant to be seen.
The National Theatre is a vibrant centre for theatre in London and they do a programme of audio described performances and touch tours. National Theatre Live broadcasts the best of British theatre live from London to cinemas in the UK. Follow @ntlive on Twitter to find out more.
Check out what’s on stage at your local theatre. There might be a touring production from the West End, a local drama production or a play by a young people’s theatre group. Give the box office a ring to check on accessibility so that they can make sure your visit is as enjoyable as possible.