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GAPA – Garrick Academy of Performing Arts
The Garrick Academy of Performing Arts runs classes on Saturdays for ages 5 to 18 and is the place to be if you love acting, singing or dancing. Throughout the year, the classes work towards the goal of putting their production onto the stage. The year starts with stage craft, skills and audition preparation, giving students the opportunity to enhance and develop their performance skills.
Then, it’s audition time and once the play is cast, the rehearsals start and all the elements of the show are put together. Throughout this process they learn valuable skills required when rehearsing and putting on a production, whilst being surrounded by fun and laughter.
GAPA IS BACK!
Our Summer Term will run from:
29th May 2021 – 17th July 2021
Please note places are limited for this term, due to reduced class sizes, in line with the latest COVID-19 guidance. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
If you wish to join us and haven’t already been in contact with one of our Academy Principals, please click the link below:
Once completed one of our Academy Principals (Peter or Helen), will send you all the relevant documentation and the Box Office will be in touch to take payment, once a place has been assigned.
HURRY, OUR CLASSES ARE ALMOST FULL!!!
We are pleased to announce our forthcoming productions:
Alice in Wonderland Jr
The History Girl
GAPA SUMMER SCHOOL 2021
Due to popular demand we will be running two weeks of Summer School in 2021.
Week 1: 26th – 30th July 2021 10:00am – 4:00pm
Week 2: 2nd – 6th August 2021 10:00am – 4:00pm
Our summer school introduces young people, aged from 5 to 18 to the wonderful world of theatre. In the course of the week we will introduce the participants to a range of stage skills, from acting, singing and dancing, to theatrical traditions and expertise; that are incorporated when putting together a performance.
For further details email: email@example.com
GAPA 2022 PRODUCTIONS
The Academy is delighted to announce it is staging Alice in Wonderland Jr, based on the 1951 Disney film and the novels by Lewis Carroll. Follow Alice as she navigates the curious world of Wonderland. Alice in Wonderland Jr will be performed by GAPA students aged 5-14.
ALICE IN WONDERLAND JR– MAIN STAGE
23rd -27th March 2022
Sat/Sun Matinees 2.00pm
Performances by class:
Wednesday 23rdMarch 2022 7:30pm Class 2
Thursday 24th March 2022 7:30pm Class 5
Friday 25th March 2022 7:30pm Class 2
Saturday 26thMarch 2022 2:00pm Class 1/4/7
Saturday 26th March 2022 7:30pm Class 5
Sunday 27th March 2022 2:00pm Class 1/4/7
Classes 3 & 6 will be performing The History Girl by Elaine McCann and Dean Sumner, with additional material by Miranda Watkin.
The newly written piece follows indecisive university student, Becky on a journey through history. Exploring the struggle for women’s emancipation, whilst she searches for a cause she can believe in.
THE HISTORY GIRL – LAURISTON STUDIO
1st -2nd April 2022
For further details email: firstname.lastname@example.org or book tickets from the box-office website.
In addition to our Saturday drama classes, the Garrick Academy of Performing Arts is pleased to offer group and one-to-one speech and drama lessons, as well as the opportunity to complete speech and drama exams with LAMDA. For further details please look on the Speech and Drama page.
New GAPA half term courses to enroll in 2021/22:
25th – 29th October 2021
14th – 18th February 2022
31st May – 3rd June 2022
*Starting on the Tuesday due to Bank Holiday Monday
More information coming soon…
Whether you are interested in joining GAPA to perform, write, direct, or get involved in the many back-stage activities that no show can do without, please contact the Box Office on 0161 928 1677 or email us at: email@example.com
To all GAPA Guardians: thank you so much for keeping in touch to help us re-ignite the drama-fire in all our lives, and we’re delighted to announce that GAPA is back.
We look forward to seeing you all soon.
Peter Birch and Helen Lawrence – GAPA Principals