The MCS Performance Academy and MCS Technical Academy are returning with their unique and challenging programme. There are a limited number of free places available for young people not attending Magdalen College School.
The Performance Academy is led by MCS’s resident director and producer. It’s an opportunity for students in Years 9-11 to learn key theatre-making skills from industry professionals, developing their personal stagecraft as they work towards a final production at Pegasus.
The Technical Academy is led by Christie Phillips and Dan Parry of Contained Creatives. This is an opportunity for students in Years 9-11 to learn the essentials of lighting, sound and set design from industry professionals, developing their technical and stage management skills.
The Technical Academy will piece together aspects of the design and set production for the Performance Academy’s final production, with both groups working towards a bronze or silver Arts Award.
Extensive experience is not necessary, but we’re looking for young people who are serious about developing their theatre-making skill. You must be fully committed to being a member of the Academy and attending all sessions, rehearsals and performances.
These places are funded by Magdalen College School.
MCS Academies will be running on Thursdays, 4.15 – 6.15pm, from 14 Sept – 30 Nov (no sessions on Thurs 19 and 26 Oct due to MCS half term). The sessions will take place at Pegasus Theatre. Weekly sessions resume in 2024 from Thursday 11 Jan – 28 Mar.
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