When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Chloe Stephens
  • Course Code W23DMAA08A
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

Work with theatre maker and Artistic Director of Page One Theatre, Chloe Stephens, to explore the discipline of making work for an early years audience. The course is run in collaboration with leading theatre for children Polka Theatre. Drawing on Michael Chekhov's imaginative approach to actor training and theatre making, this six week course will explore ways to engage with an early years audience in an immediate and genuine way. You will discover some of the techniques Chloe uses in her own work when devising visual theatre for early years and be given the chance to begin to develop your own work. A member of the Polka Theatre team will attend one session for a QandA and the short pieces of student work will be shared with an early years audience in the Nest at Polka Theatre during the final session of the course. You will have the chance to meet other theatre makers interested in making work for young audiences, be guided and supported in starting to develop your own piece of work and make connections with Polka Theatre staff.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Explore new theatre-making and actor training techniques
  • Experience performing to an audience of young children
  • Become part of a network of creatives interested in theatre for young audiences
  • Feel confident in starting to make your own piece of theatre for young audiences
  • Develop your collaborative theatre-making skills


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    The sessions will include a warm up and cool down, group and solo work as well as exercises led by Chloe and self-led practice. There will be an emphasis on collaborative practice.

    Entry requirements

    An interest in making theatre for young audiences.

    What you need

    Please come in clothes that are easy to move in, and avoid wearing tights as we may work bare foot. A bottle of water, and a notebook/phone/iPad that you can take notes on would be very useful.

    What you can do next

    Morley Drama offers a rich variety of courses in Acting, Drama and applied skills. Please check our website and get in touch via admin@morleycollege.ac.uk if you have questions