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55+

The Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall are proud to run a successful programme of courses for those aged 55+ which include Creative Writing, Drama, Song Writing and Dance. The courses all take place in a relaxed and social setting providing a fantastic opportunity to make new friends and try something new!

Please find all the Autumn 2018 course details below. Places can be booked online, or by calling the Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall Box Office on 0115 989 5555.

If you have any questions or would like further information about the courses please email caroline.pope@nottinghamcity.gov.uk Creative Learning Officer or call 0115 9895627.

Courses run term time, no sessions taking place w/c 29th October
General booking opens at 9am on Friday 6 July

55+ Dance

Our movement class combines gentle ballet and contemporary dance technique to a wide variety of music. The sessions will improve your strength, balance and fitness in a social and friendly environment.  Sessions are led by professional dance artiste Caroline Burn.

Location: College Street Centre
Course term dates: Friday 21 September – Friday 30 November
Times: 10.15 – 11.45am, or 12 – 1.30pm, or 1.45 – 3.15pm
Course fees: £70

Book your place on the Autumn 2018 Dance Course

55+ Creative Writing

Thursday sessions
This course will be suitable both for those who would like to be introduced to the techniques of poetry writing, and for those who would like to revise this knowledge and gain further practice.

Sessions will consist of reading a range of published poems, writing and sharing our own, and discussing all things poetic.

Friday sessions
This course is suitable for those who would like to be introduced to the techniques of writing stories about their own lives, and for those who would like to revise this knowledge and gain further practice.

Sessions will consist of reading published memoir extracts, writing and sharing our work and discussing common issues involved in the memoir writing process.

Location: Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall
Course term dates: Thursday 20 September – Thursday 29 November, or Friday 21 September – Friday 30 November
Times: 10.30am – 12.45pm
Course fees: £70

Book your place on the Autumn 2018 Creative Writing Course

55+ Drama

Develop confidence and build performance skills in a fun and supportive theatrical environment. Learn acting and directing techniques through exploring classic and contemporary texts and create original pieces of theatre through a variety of devising processes and styles.

Location: Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall
Course term dates: Friday 21 September – Friday 30 November
Times: 1.30 – 3.30pm
Course fees: £70

Book your place on the Autumn 2018 Drama Course

55+ Song Writing

The course will explore lyric writing, how to create melodies and harmony and how to put it all together to create new and original songs, in a supportive and creative environment. No prior musical training needed, but instrument players of any level are invited to bring their instruments with them.

Location: Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall
Course term dates: Friday 21 September, Friday 5 & Friday 19 October, Friday 9 & Friday 23 November, Friday 7 December
Times: 10am – 12.30pm
Course fees: £50

Book your place on the Autumn 2018 Song Writing Course