Summer In-tent-sive Performance Project

St Michael’s Manor, St Albans
10th – 15th August 2020

Brilliant Theatre Arts are incredibly pleased to announce that our Summer In-tent-sive project will be an outdoor performance project based on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

For talented young performers aged 7 – 21+, this project will be an intensive workshop experience, with participants spending every day in our open-air, big top tent.

Over the course of a week they will work with our professional Creative Team, focusing on improving performance skills, making new friends and creating a fun-filled experience which will be performed to an invited audience on Saturday 15th August 2020.

How does it work?

Anyone aged 7 – 21+ may take part in this workshop experience, although there are extremely limited places in line with current Covid-19 guidance.

Participants do not need to audition to be part of the process. Simply see below and book your space on the project via Eventbrite (details below).

We will work together in ‘bubbles’ to create a physically distanced project, performed as a showing of work to an invited audience on the final day. The project is an exciting and safe performance opportunity, exploring the world of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The entire project will follow strict Covid-19 safety guidelines in line with current government guidance.

Children will be separated into groups or ‘bubbles’ for rehearsals and performances dependent on age. Please see timings for each age group below.

Group 1 (Tier 1) – Ages 7 – 12
Group 2 (Tier 2) – Ages 13+


A fee will be required to participate in this project. These fees go towards land rental, tent hire, safety precautions and PPE, and paying for our talented Creative Team.

Fees are non-refundable and all payments must be made in full by 5PM Friday 7th August.

Participant Fee: £86.83 (based on approx. £4.40 p/h [£80] + booking costs from Eventbrite)

10% Sibling Discount: £78.20 (payable per additional child [£72] + booking costs from Eventbrite)

We are also delighted to offer all our current Rep Company members (inc siblings) a 10% discount on this project.

Rep Company Participant Fee: £78.20

Please only use the Rep Company discount code if you are a current member.

How do I pay?

Please read the following carefully and pay via this link below through Eventbrite.

Please ensure you purchase the correct type and number of tickets. You will need to make two separate purchases if you need to use a discount code for siblings.


GROUP / TIER 1 – AGES 7 – 12 GROUP / TIER 2 – AGES 13+


Covid-19 Guidelines

Here at Brilliant we take safety incredibly seriously. As such we will be conforming to strict Covid-19 guidelines in line with the current government guidance. Please feel free to contact us about any questions you may have regarding our safety measures –

All participants who are not Brilliant Rep Company members will be required to complete a medical declaration form before the project begins. Your place cannot be confirmed until this is received.

Rehearsal and Performance Dates

Rehearsals comprise of an intensive workshop week from Monday 10th August to Saturday 15th August 2020, with all rehearsals and performances taking place in our open-air, big top purple tent, located in the beautiful grounds of St Michael’s Manor, Fishpool St, St Albans AL3 4RY.

Rehearsal times are age dependent as below. Please note Group / Tier 2 have different rehearsal timings on the Saturday to accommodate our Group / Tier 1 performance.

Group / Tier 1 (Ages 7 – 12) – Mon – Sat 9AM – 12PM
Group / Tier 2 (Ages 13+) – Mon – Fri 2PM – 5PM & Sat 3:30PM – 6:30PM

Rehearsal Times

Monday 10th Aug Workshop Day (Getting to know you, fun games, understanding the play)
Tuesday 11th Aug Rehearsals
Wednesday 12th Aug Rehearsals
Thursday 13th Aug Rehearsals
Friday 14th Aug Rehearsals
Saturday 15th Aug Rehearsals (please note Group 2 have different rehearsal times on this day)


Saturday 15th Aug Group / Tier 1 performance – 12:30PM
Group / Tier 2 performance – 7PM

Please note times are subject to change or alteration, particularly on Saturday. Any changes will be communicated as soon as feasibly possible, but please ensure children are fully available for every day in the process.

As an outdoor project, rehearsals and performances are dependent on weather conditions. In the event of a cancellation due to inclement weather, Brilliant will endeavour to reschedule the performance where possible.

In the event of a participant’s illness or contact with someone who has Covid-19 we must terminate their involvement with the project.

By purchasing a ticket through Eventbrite you are committing to our terms of contract and all dates required for the project. Failure to comply may result in your child being removed from the process unless arrangements have been made by the Producers. Purchasing a ticket means you also agree to communication via email from Brilliant Theatre Arts regarding this and future projects (GDPR compliant).

All fees are non-refundable.

© Brilliant Theatre Arts, 2020