Spotlites Weekly Drama Workshops

"I like all the acting and singing and the imagining and creativity at Spotlites.
Spotlites is helping me with my literacy too; I've gone up from 3A to 4C"
James, aged 10 from Gravesend Children's Theatre, Mondays



 

 

 

 "Thank you very much for putting on such a great show, I really

enjoyed it!  From Jamie.  PS. It was the greatest show ever!"Ě

" Jamie writing about when she performed in "ėSeussical"

 

The Children's Theatre performing "Seussical" the Dr Seuss musical in May '06

 

 

"Thank you for helping me all the way in "ėSeussical". 

I have enjoyed performing and wish I could do it all the time xxx" Joe

 

   

 

 

 

 "Thank you for making me look ugly!"Ě

- Isabel who played one of Cinderellas

Ugly Sisters in 'ėInto the Woods'!

 

 

"What I feel about Spotlites: I think Spotlites are a great team. They work hard every minute of the day, teaching us to learn how to be a team to act" Katie

 

 

The Children's Theatre (5-13 years) performed 'ėInto the Woods Jr' the musical for 4 performances in May '07

 

 

 

For Mums & Dads to read"¶

 

We run drama sessions in Chatham, Sittingbourne and Maidstone for 5-30 years.  It costs £5.50 a week, paid termly -  smaller blocks by arrangement.  We run a 4 week trial so you can see if it will be something your child wishes to continue with, which costs £28 and includes the £6 registration fee.    

 

 

Chatham:  Kings Theatre, 338 High St, Chatham ME4 4NR (beside Gala Bingo)*

Mondays                         4.30 - 6.00pm                4-11 years

Wednesdays                   5.00 - 6.00pm                4-6 years

                                       6.00 - 7.30pm                7-11 years

Fridays                            5 - 6pm                        4-6 years

                                       6 - 7.30pm                    7-11 years

                                       7.30 - 9pm                   11-13 years

Saturdays                       10 - 11.15am                4-11 years

                                       11.15 - 12.45pm          11-13 years

                                       1.45pm - 3.15pm          4-11 years

 

Gravesend:  Riverview Junior School, Cimba Wood, Gravesend. DA12 4SD*

Mondays                   5.00 - 6.15pm               4-11 years

                                    6.15 - 7.30pm 11 - 21 years

 

 

Maidstone: Brunswick House School, Leafy Lane, Maidstone ME16 0QQ*

Tuesdays                        5.30 - 6.30pm                 4-6 years

                                       6.30 - 7.45pm                 7-11 years

 

Sittingbourne: New House Youth Centre, Chalkwell Road, Sittingbourne ME10 2LP*

Saturdays                      10 - 11.15am                  4-11 years

 

*For maps of the venues, please click on 'Maps' in the left hand menu!

 

 

We teach all types of performing arts skills including improvisation, comedy, mime, physical theatre, musical theatre and movement with the emphasis firmly on fun and imagination, including script work, practitioners and mask work as they get older.  We sometimes put on small plays (eg. The Lion King, The Wizard of Oz, The Pied Piper) with just the children in their group for Mums and Dads to watch.

 

We also put on full scale productions which tend to be performed in May Half Term.  Members can audition if they wish, and then get the opportunity to work with our professional Director, Choreographer and Musical Director and rehearsals are free!  The only extra cost may be a show t-shirt, a script and small costume items (eg. tights).

 

 

 

We also have singing, dance, drumming and musical theatre workshops!  See the left hand menu for more details.

 

If you have any questions, please contact us on 01634 829468 or office@spotlites.co.uk, and please call us to enroll before coming along!  We cannot accept people who have not phoned and enrolled first!  We look forward to hearing from you!

 

 

What Mums & Dads have said

"May I thank you for all the fantastic work you have done and how you have helped build his confidence in himself and in acting over the years"Ě - James' Mum

 

"Can I thank you all for giving him so much fun and for the care and concern you show for the children.  We have always been impressed with your whole setup" - Zac's Mum

 

"I am writing to congratulate you on the delightful production.  I didn't just enjoy it because my little grandson was in the cast, although of course my husband and I both enjoyed his performance; all credit to you for keeping him so keen throughout.  He was so happy about the whole thing and I do appreciate what hard work he can be even though we love him to bits!  As an ex-teacher, I do think that producing Sunday's effort from start to finish in a week was so good and the production made a great impact on me because of the use of resources.  Obviously your experience of producing physical theatre and special effects made for the success - but I enjoyed the enthusiasm of the children so much. Thank you for a charming evening"Ě - Joseph's Grandma

 

"Thank you for all your hard work.  Mugamba loves the sessions" - Mugamba's Mum

 

"Can I also take this opportunity to a) say how brilliant 'The Pied Piper' show was and b) say thank you to you all for the fun and encouragement you give to the children - he really enjoys drama"Ě - Zachary's Mum