Centre Stage is a 3-day residential Theatre Camp held annually at Kingswood Dearne Valley. Young people aged 8 – 17 experience a camp like no other with workshops that will unlock their true performance potential. They will learn and be part of stage management, performance skills, dance choreography, scriptwriting, dance technique, character development, physical theatre, improvisation, vocal skills, blocking and direction.
Everything produced on the camp will result in full-scale production. This year we will be recording the performance and sending it out digitally for all they see the impact and results. We intend to be back performing at a local theatre once again from 2022.
ALL participants will learn about self-discipline, commitment and teamwork, all of which will help students with their on-going development. As well as this, students will grow personally through:
Exercise and expanding their imagination and improvisation
Strengthening their focus, concentration and memory
Improving their posture and coordination
Communication skills in speech and presentation
Understanding what it really means to work in a team
As an amazing FREE addition, our performers will be encouraged to take part in an adventure activity during their stay headed by Kingswood staff. Decided closer to the time, and weather dependant, this could include ziplining, high ropes, a leap of faith and rock climbing. This will add to their experience and further develop their social skills, courage, resilience and confidence while having fun and making memories.
Dearne Valley has standard dormitory-style accommodation. Rooms range from 4 to 16-bed dormitories, some en-suite, with gender-separated bathroom and shower facilities and party leader rooms close by. Duvets and pillows are provided for all guests
Once you've booked your place you will be invited to join our NEW Centre Stage Camp Hub where your child and yourself can connect with other performers, parents, and our camp directors. Before it even starts. A great way to interact, share information, ideas, photos and chat with each other and feel more comfortable attending our camp this year. Woohoo.
You’ll receive an invite from our new platform ‘Guestboard’
Kingswood provides rewarding and challenging residential educational experiences in outdoor activity and adventure centres in the UK and France.
Our Camp is held at their Dearne Valley site which was formerly the Earth Centre. It transformed into a state-of-the-art activity centre in 2012 and has become their most environmentally sustainable centre, complete with one of Europe’s largest solar panels and an on-site water treatment plant. The site boasts a blend of nature, adventurous activities, and contemporary purpose-built accommodation and high quality learning facilities. Dearne Valley offers something for everyone. Their amazing conference centre provides us with amazing spaces for us to support all children to improve their singing, acting and dancing skills.