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Strand Academy for Performing Arts

For the past few years, each summer we have run a five-day performing arts academy for children in school years 3 to 9. The week includes tuition in singing, dancing, acting, percussion and covers other basics such as microphone technique, singing whilst moving, voice-projection, performance, stage set-up, prop making and show production.

The focus and highlight of the week is the Academy Show, attended by parents, family and friends of the 50 or so students. The show features the material the students have been working on throughout the week.

The academy is run by experienced and gifted trainers along with a brilliant team of volunteers who have undergone a Disclosure and Barring Service check at the enhanced level and trained in the Kings Child Protection Policy for best practice in children’s and youth work.

The 2016 dates for Strand Academy are: Tuesday 30th August to Saturday 3rd September, 9:30am — 3:30pm. Registration is now available via the form below.

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Cost: £75 (£55 for additional siblings)
Some concessions may be available. A £30 deposit is required per child shortly after booking. Spaces are limited.


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What parents say?

  • What a fantastic show and a great week! Thanks to all the Strand Team - Jackie.
  • What a wonderful, energetic, confidence building, exciting performance by the all the children. Alice has thoroughly enjoyed the week.
  • Absolutely fantastic – we want more, more, more! What a fantastic team at Kings. We’re just amazed at what you achieved in just one week – Dave.
  • We have two children who starred in tonight’s show – it has boosted there confidence no end. I must admit I had tears in my eyes at the end.
  • It’s been great and my boys have truly enjoyed the experience and could not wait for each day to begin.
  • One of the best weeks my daughter has had. Hope you will do it next year – Gabriela.
  • We look forward to coming again next year. Great value!

Strand Arts Academy

To coincide with the Eastbourne Arts Festival held over Easter each year, we run our Kidz Art Workshops for primary school children. These workshops give children a great opportunity to learn, create and then exhibit their artworks in the Strand Gallery which is then open to the public as part of the Eastbourne Festival.