Summer Schools 2023: Play In A Week

  • 31 July 2023 - 3 September 2023

Ages 11-16 (School Years 7-11) available Week 1-5
Ages 16-21 (School Years 12 and above) available Week 5 only

Ages 11-16: Monday – Saturday | 9:30am – 4:30pm (Saturday times will vary) | £290 
Ages 16-21: Tuesday – Sunday | 9:30am – 4:30pm (Sunday times will vary) | £290 

We are offering an exciting, inclusive and intensive performance-based course. You will spend a wonderful week working with a group of like-minded young actors and our team of fantastic professional directors. Groups are split by age, and each group will work with their director to create a scripted production to be watched by family at the end of the week.  

During the course you will have the chance to meet new people, take on challenging direction, gain experience and learn new skills. Please find below a list of the exciting titles we are offering this summer! 

No experience or audition required. If you would like your child to be placed in the same/different group as a friend or sibling, please put this in the "Any Other Info" section of the application form. 

Please note this course is Monday to Saturday for ages 11-16. Performances take place on Saturdays at 1.30pm or 7:30pm depending on your group. For ages 16-21, the course is Tuesday to Sunday. The performance will take place at 4pm on Sunday for this group. We will contact you with your group and performance times one week before the start of your course. If you are unable to make a certain performance slot on the Saturday due to another commitment, please specify this in the “Any Other Info'' section of the application form.  

To book, please choose from one of our titles below. If you have any questions, we’d recommend reading through our FAQs pack below. However, if you have any further queries, please don’t hesitate to email [email protected].


Read our FAQs here


Week 1: MON 31 JULY - SAT 5 AUGUST 

The Hunting of the Snark by Josh Mathieson | An adaptation based on the poetry of Lewis Carroll

Join the adventure of a lifetime, meet creatures unlike any you’ve ever seen, and learn the method (and the madness) that is The Hunting of the Snark.

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Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare  

‘Friendship is constant in all other things, save in the office and affairs of love.’ Shakespeare’s comedy of wit and trickery set in an exotic land.

Book here


Week 3: MON 14 AUGUST - SAT 19 AUGUST 

Robin Hood by Nicole Burley | An adaptation of the classic English folk ballads 

The infamous legend of a man who stole from the rich and gave to the poor is reborn in this new and exciting adaptation.

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Week 4: MON 21 AUGUST – SAT 26 AUGUST 

A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare 

Shakespeare’s most famous summertime comedy, full of magic, mechanicals and mistaken identity!

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The Odyssey by Homer | Adapted by Josh Mathieson (Age 11-16) 

Homer’s famous epic tale of gods and monsters, witches and raging seas is brought to life in this re-imagining.

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The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald | Adapted by Josh Mathieson (Age 16-21)  

‘Gatsby? What Gatsby?’ discover the reality behind the opulence and luxury, in this new adaptation of Fitzgerald’s classic story.

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We offer a sibling discount and a discount for current RYT members. If you would like to enquire about this, please email [email protected] or speak to our Box Office team when booking your place on 020 8174 0090. Please note this discount is only applicable to one booking per family and will be applied to the lowest fee.


Inclusion and opportunities for all are at the heart of what we do at Rose Participate. Bursaries are available on request to help cover the cost of courses for those who may struggle with the fees. While anyone is free to apply for the bursary fund to help support participation, priority will be given to those facing financial hardship. Bursaries will be offered to fully or partially cover course fees. Mentoring and support are also offered alongside financial support.  

In order to apply for a bursary, please complete the bursary form (available here) and return to [email protected].



‘My daughter had a fantastic week - she loved everything about it. Thank you so much. And I thoroughly enjoyed watching the performance.’ - Parent, Play in a Week Course, 2022 

‘Bringing together passionate, curious and like-minded young people into a space where they supported and inspired each other.’ - Parent, Play in a Week Course, 2022 

‘I loved it all - I really enjoyed meeting lots of new people as well as joining up with some of my Rose friends.’ - Student, Play in a Week Course, 2022 

‘What the children achieved in just one week was remarkable. Thank you for the efforts that go into making this such an enjoyable learning experience.’ - Parent, Play in a Week Course, 2022