Build Your Own Panto Workshop 2017

Monday 24th Apr 2017 — Thursday 30th Nov 2017

Suitable for Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6

Build Your Own Panto offers your class an immersive experience with a professional drama practitioner.

Participating pupils will work with the narrative of our pantomime, Beauty and The Beast, to create a shortened panto of their own.

This workshop will explore:

  • Narrative structure
  • Communication skills (Voice, body language, facial expression)
  • Pantomime performance traditions
  • Stock/archetype characters

You can perform your panto at the end of the workshop or, we are happy to work with schools who wish to use this workshop as inspiration for a panto performance at a later date as part of your school’s Christmas calendar of activities.

It really is possible to create a short, fun version of pantomime in just a few hours!

Pricing: £120 for a 2.5 – 3 hours workshop to fit with your school day

Maximum Group Size: 30

'The children were absolutely buzzing after the workshop and were able to reflect after the session on exactly what they had learnt, including the technical terms' - KS3 teacher – 2016 panto workshop booker

Build Your Own Panto is also available for £60 as part of our schools pantomime early bookers offer.

Embedded core skills:

  • Speaking and listening
  • Focus and attention
  • Oracy
  • Confidence & resilience
  • Teamwork

Our Ethos:

We aim to inspire pupils by bringing the Corn Exchange’s vibrant, creative and passionate energy into schools around Berkshire. Through working with our practitioners your pupils can learn a vast range of drama, creative and interpersonal skills. We work hard to ensure that all our in school delivery is well planned, facilitated and evaluated and we aim to work in partnership with schools to develop offers that are specific to their needs. We ask that all schools provide us with up to date information on the specific needs of individual pupils we work with, as appropriate, so that we can also offer differentiated learning opportunities.

With any enquiries, or to book a workshop, please contact our Education Officer, Katherine Booth (, 01635 582666).