Wolverhampton Grand Theatre is presenting a series of free online activities over the school summer holiday.

The activities, which include dance, drama, storytelling, spoken word and backstage tours of the theatre, will be streamed on the Grand’s social-media channels from Monday 20 July until Tuesday 1 September.

Wolverhampton-based practitioners Fran Richards, James Collins, Tonia Daly-Campbell, Peter Chand and Jaivant Patel lead the online workshops.

Vicky Price, Associate Director of Development & Communications at the theatre, said: “We're delighted to launch this online activity, which is a first for us here at the Grand. I do hope our patrons enjoy watching or taking part. We've received many messages from our audiences saying how much they miss coming to the theatre, and this will help them feel one step closer to returning.”

Schedule

Join drama practitioner Fran Richards from Monday 20 to Thursday 23 July at 12noon across social-media channels for the Superhero Drama Workshop for children between the ages of eight and 14.

Creative Learning Manager James Collins leads a virtual Grand Theatre tour on Monday 27 July, suitable for all.

Actress, director & writer Tonia Daley-Campbell inspires people of all ages to create their own piece of spoken word on Monday 3 August. Participants will be asked to submit their work, which will contribute to an online collaboration.

Storyteller Peter Chand provides hints & tips on writing stories on Monday 10 August.

Dance artiste Jaivant Patel leads two Indian dance workshops, suitable for all, on Monday 17 & Monday 24 August.

On Tuesday 1 September, James Collins and his assistant, Harry, put fun into maths with the Theatre Maths Trail. Aimed at children between eight and 11.

The project is funded by Arts Council England’s Emergency Response Package to Covid-19. Wolverhampton Grand Theatre received a £30,000 grant in order to continue Community Engagement over the next six months.

For more information, visit www.grandtheatre.co.uk