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If you have any questions about our Summer Theatre School, have a look at the FAQs below, or give our office a call on 01904 655317 or email to talk to one of our friendly staff!



Will I be sharing a room? Under 18’s will share rooms. If you are coming with a friend and want to be in the same room, let us know. All over 18’s are allocated their own room.

Do I have to take part in everything? We want you to get the most out of the week and that’s why we ask you to attend every course session. Under 18s have a daily evening session together for building community and exploring big ideas. We have a packed schedule of entertainment and workshops delivered by industry professionals, but if you need a break, that’s ok too!

Do I have to have acted before? No, you just need to be willing to have a go and our course leaders will help you improve your skills with a range of exercises and lots of practice

What do I put on my CV? Anything that you think might be relevant like any acting experience, instruments you can play, special skills like juggling or walking on your hands or playing recorder through one nostril

Will I get any free time? There is free time but it’s amazing how quickly it fills up – there’s so much to do, so little time!

What do I need to bring? Apart from whatever you would normally put in a suitcase, a notebook and a pen or pencil and a towel

Do I need to be a Christian or person of faith to come along? Everyone is welcome. There will be quite a number of Christians there but you will find people with many different views about faith who return because they enjoy the summer school and feel safe and welcome.

What if I get COVID? There are rooms set aside to isolate anyone with Covid. We will ask you to go home as soon as possible.

What is St Peter’s School like? The school is quite spread out across spacious grounds with lots of trees and green spaces, right in the centre of York, situated by the river. There is a swimming pool, as well as a great theatre space and other large rooms for groups to rehearse in. There will be quite a bit of walking required between room venues.

How many people will be there? We expect there will be around 60 people joining this year’s Summer School plus a staff team of 20.  Apart from the Stage Management course which will have fewer, each course group will have between 10-15 participants.

What happens in the evenings? Generally, mornings and afternoons are spent in creative work in course groups, but a range of activities are offered in the evenings such as performances by Riding Lights, film screenings, a fun workshop, relaxing in the bar with a quiz or an improvised comedy show… and more.