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Blue Elephant Theatre Update

We are delighted to be getting back to a more 'normal' way of working. Our youth theatres are back holding in person sessions and we are hosting rehearsals and other creative activities. We will hold performances again once ventilation works are carried out in our space.

We're very grateful to have had such interest in the two vacancies we advertised recently. All applicants have now been emailed about the outcome of their application. We are aware, however, that some of our emails aren't received or are sent to spam by email providers like hotmail so you are welcome to call us on 02077010100 if you have not received an email.

Our Writers Group will continue to run virtually, meeting every two weeks on a Tuesday. You can find out more here.

Our Artist Network has launched, a new resource for opportunities for emerging artists. More information here.

"The wonderful Blue Elephant Theatre"Joanna Lumley (Patron)
"Thinking big for a little venue"Time Out
"This quirky oasis of a theatre is a charming hidden gem in South London."Everything Theatre
"Camberwell's coolest venue"The Guardian
"Fringe theatre at its finest"Views from the Gods

Current show: Elephantology Workshops & Talks

Part of the Elephantology Festival 2021

Dates
Thursday 17 June - Monday 23 August

Blue Elephant Theatre has received support from the Idlewild Trust to offer online workshops and talks to those starting their careers in the performing arts.

Spaces on these events are free but limited and are intended for those who are just entering the industry, especially if you’ve just completed training or graduated from a course in the last eighteen months.

Introduction to Self-Taping –Thursday June 17th at 2pm

Bryony Tebbutt of Self-Tape Solutions offers a thorough introduction to self-taping for actors. Book here.

How to be an Arts Freelancer – Wednesday July 21st at 7pm

Invoicing and getting paid for your work?! Expenses and Tax Returns! – starting out as a freelancer in the arts can all be a bit much. Join Sam and Dean from Jozara for a session designed to challenge what you think you know about being self-employed in the arts, and answer your questions, so you can live your best freelance life.

After booking feel free to email dean@jozara.co.uk with anything specific you would like covered.

Book here.

Making Work with and for Young People – Wednesday August 4th at 2pm

A workshop with Blue Elephant Theatre’s Participation Director Jo Sadler-Lovett. Book here.

Elephantology Talk – Wednesday August 18th at 7pm

We talk to a range of artists about entering the theatre industry, their work and what advice they would give to their younger selves. These talks seek to offer new theatre artists a welcoming and inclusive space to learn and reflect and *virtually* meet inspiring artists. Book here.

Writing an ACE Project Grant Application – Monday August 23rd at 2pm

A practical workshop with the Blue Elephant team to kickstart your first – or next – application for funding. Book here.

Elephantology Talk – Wednesday September 1st at 7pm

We talk to a range of artists about entering the theatre industry, their work and what advice they would give to their younger selves. These talks seek to offer new theatre artists a welcoming and inclusive space to learn and reflect and *virtually* meet inspiring artists. Book here.

All talks and workshops will be between 90 minutes and two hours long and we aim to have opportunities for networking. These opportunities are not limited to graduates only but to anyone who has just started a career in the performing arts.

Please note that we are rescheduling the Elephantology Talk originally scheduled for June 30th.


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Family

Next show: Free family performances with Blue Elephant Theatre at Elephant Park

 

Dates
Friday 6 August - Saturday 21 August
Online booking
Click here to book your place

To speak to the box office directly, please ring us on 020 7701 0100.

Join Blue Elephant Theatre at Elephant Park at Elephant & Castle for performances and drama games for families.

We'll explore transitions, learning new things, and exploring nature in these fun workshops for ages 2 - 10.

The Next Step
Everything seems to be changing for Ana - what will happen next? A workshop/performance about next steps for ages 2+

What If?
Possibilities are endless if we believe in ourselves!

The Search
Join us on a quest! A fun performance/workshop for ages 6-9 that touches on numeracy and literacy skills.

Earth-Machine
A workshop/performance in Elephant Park about caring for the environment.

This work is funded by the Elephant & Castle Fund.

Tickets are FREE, but it is recommended to book in advance to guarantee your places.

Schedule:

Friday August 6th:
10am - The Next Step
11.30am - Earth-Machine
2pm - The Next Step

Sunday August 8th
11.30am & 2pm - Earth-Machine

Tuesday August 10th
10am - The Next Step
11.30am - Earth-Machine
2pm - The Next Step (in Spanish)

Friday August 13th
10am - The Search
11.30am - What If?
2pm - The Search

Tuesday August 17th
10am - The Next Step (in Spanish)
11.30am - Earth-Machine
2pm - The Next Step

Saturday August 21st
10am - What If?
11.30am - The Search
2pm - What If?


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