THE ACADEMY

Workshops designed to bring professional tutors and students together in a friendly, fun and safe environment.

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BPA WORKSHOPS

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MENTORING WORKSHOPS

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SPECIAL SKILLS MASTERCLASS

Our workshops are specially created to encourage and nurture students to express themselves through the art of Pantomime & Musical Theatre performance. Professional Tutors will create an environment of education, that is friendly, safe and rewarding. Each student will have the choice what modules they would like to cover from the following subjects:  Introductory workshops, Comedy & Drama classes, Singing & Vocal Training, Audition Techniques, Script Writing, Character Development, Circus Skills & The Art of Ventriloquism, 
For ages (8-13) (14-18) (18+) year olds.

Our Workshops are designed for students aged 8+ who are keen to explore a career in Pantomime, Musical Theatre or a specialised Art form. Professional tutors will give a (one to one) mentoring workshop covering your chosen subjects. The course is created to give the student an in-depth knowledge and experience of a particular subject. 

Suitable for amateurs and professionals wanting to brush up on their skills.



A unique opportunity to learn a new skill or brush up on an old one. Experience (one to one) mentoring with professional tutors in the following subjects: Circus Skills, Ventriloquism, Costume Character, Script Writing, Lighting & Design, Puppetry & Character Make-up. We are adding new skills every week....

 

Upcoming Events

  • Character workshop: Playing the Baddie with Jonny Barr
    Thu, Mar 04
    Online Workshop
    Mar 04, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Online Workshop
    An in depth look at the villain! Why are panto baddies important? How do you get into character? How do you create a baddie that the audience love to hate.
  • Character workshop: Playing the fairy with Hilary O'Neil
    Mon, Mar 08
    Online Workshop
    Mar 08, 7:00 PM
    Online Workshop
    Join the wonderful Hilary O'Neil as she delves into the "goodies". How do they fit into pantoland? And what are the challenges of playing the fairy?
  • Character workshop: Playing Buttons with Kev Orkian
    Tue, Mar 09
    Online Workshop
    Mar 09, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Online Workshop
    Probably panto's most loveable character! What makes a great Buttons? BPA's own Kev Orkian has starred in countless pantomimes, and is probably best loved for his Buttons and Muddles characters
  • Character workshop: Playing the Dame with Eric Potts
    Thu, Mar 11
    Online Workshop
    Mar 11, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Online Workshop
    Everyone loves a dame! And Eric has played Dame 26 times, so really knows his stuff! Learn what it takes to be a great dame, and how to get into character for such an important and iconic role.
  • Acting through song with Jonny Barr
    Fri, Mar 19
    Online Workshop
    Mar 19, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Online Workshop
    Music is such a key part of what makes pantomime magical, but its not just a case of standing on stage and singing a song! The brilliant Jonny Barr will teach you everything you need to know
  • Directing Pantomime With Eric Potts
    Tue, Mar 23
    Online Workshop
    Mar 23, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Online Workshop
    As a director Eric has worked on over thirty pantomime productions, so has a wealth of information and advice about directing pantomimes.
  • Accents and voice work with Jonny Barr
    Fri, Mar 26
    Online Workshop
    Mar 26, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Online Workshop
    Accents are such an important skill in your performance toolkit, and a great addition to any performance CV! Work with Jonny Barr on how to develop and practise accents for all sorts of characters and the tricks to help you perfect them!
  • Pantomime performance skills with Kev Orkian
    Tue, Mar 30
    Online Workshops
    Mar 30, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Online Workshops
    Professional performers make it look so easy! But what are the key skills you need to be an amazing pantomime actor?
  • Vocal skills with Jenna Lee James
    Wed, Mar 31
    Online Workshop
    Mar 31, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Online Workshop
    As a performer, your voice is one of your most important tools and you need to know how to use it- and take care of it properly!
 
 
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WARWICK DAVIS

Pantomime is a traditional English theatrical art form that is unique to the UK. It is often a youngster's first introduction to the world of theatre as an audience member. It will shape how they view theatre for the rest of their lives, Such is it's importance, that I feel workshops like the one that the 'British Pantomime Academy' provide are essential to keep this tradition alive and introduce new fresh talent to the industry.

 

BRITISH PANTOMIME ACADEMY
'SCHOOL PANTO TOURS'

We believe all children should experience Panto at least once a year.

For some children, Pantomime is their first real taste of live theatre. This year 'BPA' are producing one the most popular Christmas titles of ALADDIN 

Why go to the West-End, when we can bring the whole production to your school for a fraction of the price. 

Click the button below for more details on how to book!

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GUEST SPEAKERS

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CELEBRITY SPEAKERS

Inspirational Moments

British Pantomime Celebrity Speakers are seasoned Professionals who have all starred, directed, and Produced Pantomimes over many years. Each Star brings a wealth of knowledge for those performers serious about developing their skills. 

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PROFESSIONALS

Hands-On Learning

The UK's finest Performers, handpicked direct from London's West-End. Each tutor brings a wealth of experience and knowledge unrivaled anywhere else. Students will have the unique opportunity to learn from the very best our industry has to offer.

PANTOMIME CASTING AGENTS

Will you be next?

We invite several of the UK's Top Casting Agents to attend the Showcase with a view to casting you for their next Pantomime. This is an ideal opportunity to introduce yourself on a one-to-one basis, to the industry leaders. We have an 86% track record in castings.

 
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BRITISH PANTOMIME ACADEMY

A Masterclass in Pantomime Tradition & Craftsmanship

Whether you’re looking to expand your skill set and pursue a career in Pantomime or you just want to have fun, starring in some of the many well-known Pantomime stories, then look no further. 
British Pantomime Academy is a Masterclass with exceptional teachers, Celebrity Speakers, and a welcoming student environment.

 

OUR SUPPORTERS

 

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THE PANTO PODCAST

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CONTACT

 

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01992 899000

Estate House, 19 High Street, Hoddesdon Hertfordshire EN11 8SX

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