Registration for this summer's performing arts workshop closes on 30 June 2021.
Places are filled on a first come, first served basis.
Monday 23 August - Friday 27 August
09.30 - 17.30 every day
PianoFabriek, Rue du Fort 35, St Gilles
Open to young people aged 10-18
Max. 20 per group (divided by age)
Coaching in acting, singing and dancing by industry professionals from the UK.
Two masterclasses on specialised performance techniques: puppetry and stage combat.
Friday performance (4pm) for parents and friends.
One week full immersion in English!
The Bridge Academy Summer Workshop is unlike anything else available in Brussels.
Our team of theatre professionals will enable you to dive into building a character, put you through your paces in dance, and get you to reach new heights in your singing.
We didn't just want to bring you professional-quality acting, singing and dancing. At The Bridge, we aspire to go further.
That is why we will be providing exclusive puppet masterclasses by a former cast member of Avenue Q, plus the chance to learn some stage combat skills, taught by a fight choreographer who teach film and stage stars!
Our Summer Workshop costs €279. This works out at just under €7 per hour.
A deposit of €100 is required upon registration, with the balance payable by 31 July 2021.
Places are limited! First come, first served.
We are committed to widening opportunities for access to performing arts education. As such, we are offering a limited number of places on the Summer Workshop completely free!
Approximately five full scholarships will be available and will be allocated based on financial need. If you consider that your child could be eligible for a full scholarship, please let us know.
Kate is Artistic Director of award-winning Theatre6 and winner of the Noel Coward Trainee Director Bursary 2012 at The Salisbury Playhouse.
She trained on the Chicago Director's Lab, at the National Theatre Studio and on the Postgraduate Director's Course at Drama Studio London. She has a First Class BA Honours degree from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, in Drama, Applied Theatre and Education.
Kate firmly believes in the power of theatre to tell unheard stories and empower young people and adults alike. She has worked as a project manager, youth theatre director and workshop leader for many organisations including Shakespeare's Globe, Shakespeare Schools Foundation and Ambassador Theatre Group. She is a staff director at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts and Drama Studio London.
Eamonn O’Dwyer is an award-winning composer, musical director and an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music. He has worked as a musician, composer and sound designer in theatres all over the world.
Among his many credits, Eamonn has written original music for the National Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Old Vic and the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, the Chichester Festival Theatre and Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre in York. He is a frequent musical collaborator at the Rose Theatre in Kingston, where he has written original songs and scores for The Snow Queen, Hansel & Gretel, The Wind in the Willows, The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe, A Christmas Carol & Arabian Nights.
The score for his original musical The House of Mirrors & Hearts won the MTM Award for Best New Score at the Edinburgh Festival in 2010, and after its critically acclaimed run at the Arcola Theatre in 2015 has now been performed in Australia and the US. Eamonn’s musicals The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Mrs Beeton Says… are published and available for licensing through Concord Theatricals Ltd.
Bex trained in Musical Theatre at The BRIT School and Millennium Performing Arts. Her most recent credits include Associate Choreographer on the West End and International Tour of The Gruffalo and working as the Assistant Choreographer on Series 6 of Swashbuckle and Sing with CBeebies. Last Christmas, Bex featured as Elf Pizazz on the interactive app Santa HQ and also as the presenter on the M&S Mr Men kids range social media advert.
Bex’s performance credits also include: contracts as a Production Show Dancer on Princess Cruises. She has also worked extensively in the Character and Parade Department at Disneyland Paris, taking on multiple title roles as well as appearing in adverts for the Disney Channel. In 2020, Bex appeared as Agent Jones ‘Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D’ in Disney’s Festive Celebration Film.
Other credits include: the workshop production of 'Pretty Woman The Musical' in London and dancing in music videos for Jessie J, Gabz and The Saturdays. She has also toured as the Magician's Assistant in a UK theatrical Illusion Show and she has performed in 6 pantomimes with Imagine Theatre. In 2014, Bex appeared as a featured dancer in the film ‘Far From the Madding Crowd' and also doubled for the lead actress Carey Mulligan.
Jess trained at ArtsEd London, graduating with 1st Class BA (HONS) in Musical Theatre. As a performer, her credits include numerous West End, UK & International Tours – including ‘Kiss Me Kate’, ‘Evita’, ‘Seussical’ and ‘Avenue Q’. Jess has been part of the ‘Avenue Q’ UK/International team consistently since 2014. Jess became Resident Director of the show whilst on tour, and most recently was Associate Director for the 2019/20 UK Tour.
Jess now works as a Creative Associate in the Theatre Industry, as well as a Puppet Director for
productions, and is the Creator and Founder of Parker Puppetry. Parker Puppetry was founded during the 2020 lockdown and is born from realising how important it is that people get the chance to learn the basic skills of Hand & Rod Puppetry, as well as it being incredible for
mental health and motor-skills, especially for children. Utilising her many years Teaching, Directing, and Performing, Jess has created her own syllabus for the
art form and is proud to be spreading the joy of Hand & Rod Puppetry to more people around the UK and
Lisa trained at The Guildford School of Acting. After this, she trained to become a Combat Instructor and now works on behalf of The Academy of Performance Combat teaching regularly at Northampton University, PPA (Performance Preparation Academy) and with the Take3 action team in London.
Fight Choreography work includes; Carmen- WNO Tour , Hamlet- The National, Schools Tour, Industry HBO - Episode 103, Kano Music Video, Trouble, Pili Pala - Welsh TV series Eps4 , Mephisto - Gate Theatre, Approaching Empty -Tamasha Theatre Company, Peter Pan - De Montfort Hall Leicester, Heathers The Musical- Theatre Royal Haymarket, RSC -First Encounters -Comedy of Errors and Julius Caesar, Beauty and the Beast - De Montfort Hall Leicester.
Onscreen Action work includes: Never Back Down - Revolt (Valentina Stunt Double) Unannounced AAA Game (Mocap Stunt / Character Performer), The Power (Val Stunt Double), Beautiful Devils (Emmy Stunt Double), Suffragettes with Lucy Worsely BBC1, Tailspin, Avenue 5, Curfew, Jack Ryan S2, Bounty Hunters, Bulletproof, The Girl With All The Gifts, 24 - Live Another Day, Edge of Tomorrow, Pirates of the Caribbean; On Stranger Tides, John Carter.
The Bridge Academy Summer Theatre Workshop is brought to you by The Bridge Productions ASBL.
The Summer Workshop is five days of incredible performing arts tuition in English. Between 9.30am and 5.30pm, young people will have tuition in singing, acting and dance from leading theatre professionals, based in the UK. All of our tutors have a police background check. Each day will begin at 9.30am sharp, so please make sure your child arrives on time.
Each day will include a one-hour supervised lunch break. Adults will be present at all times. Please note that we do not provide food.
The week will end with a performance of ca. 1 hour. The performance will take place at the Pianofabriek at 16.00 on the final Friday. Parents and friends are welcome to attend! Guests are limited to two per child for the moment. After the performance, there is a chance to say goodbye to new friends at our farewell party.
Groups will be no larger than 20 people to ensure everyone received sufficient attention and tuition. Groups will be mixed ages, although we will tend to group seniors with seniors and juniors with juniors.
Our Summer Workshop will be run in English. However, we welcome a mix of language backgrounds and we understand that each child will have a different confidence level in English. All of our tutors are super friendly and understanding of this. Should you have any concerns about the level of your child's English, please do get in contact.
We will adhere to the Covid restrictions as they are at the time of the event. If Covid-related restrictions make it impossible to run the Workshop, you will be refunded in full. If your child is unexpectedly required to enter self-isolation, we will also provide a full refund. Please note, our programme is subject-to-change, based on the current Covid guidelines in Belgium.
Our week will be fun and rewarding and hard work. We are really excited to bring the Summer Theatre Workshop to Brussels and we look forward to welcoming your child!
If you still have further questions about our Summer Workshop, give us a call on +32485457038 or drop us an email.
We can only confirm your place on receipt of the deposit.
Places are limited!
The Bridge Productions ASBL
Boulevard Anspach - Anspachlaan, Brussels, 1000 Brussels-Capital, Belgium