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Elders Mondays - Spring/Summer 2022

  • Royal Exchange Elders Programme IN PERSON & ONLINE
  • 16 May 2022 - 15 August 2022
  • The Studio - The Great Hall - The Front Room

WE ARE PLEASED TO OFFER SOME NEW EXCITING ELDERS MONDAY SESSIONS THIS SEASON AND LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU BACK TO THEATRE TO PARTICIPATE WITH US.

Elders Mondays will take place on the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month. 

Elders Mondays dates for this season are:

Monday 16 May
Monday 6 June
Monday 20 June
Monday 4 July
Monday 18 July - rescheduled due to heatwave. New date 25 July.
Monday 1 August
Monday 15 August

Please see below for the full range of workshops we will have on offer this season.

  • ELDERS INSPIRE - Fun drop in session
    FREE - 11am - 11:40am
  • FREE DROP IN SESSION EVERY ELDERS MONDAY - No need to book, just come along!

    This 40 minute session will take place in the Great Hall.

    These sessions are a chance to meet new people, have fun and feel inspired. They will cover a range of activity including, creative writing, improv, creative discussions, art and craft, and more besides.

  • ELDERS PLAY- Practical drama workshop
    £5 - 2pm-4pm
  • IN PERSON SESSION AVAILABLE EVERY ELDERS MONDAY.

    A drama specialist will lead a mix of fun games, creative play, improvisation and devising techniques. No experience necessary, just come and have fun.

    BOOK HERE

  • ELDERS OUTLOUD - Play Reading group
    £5 - 11am-1pm
  • IN PERSON SESSION AVAILABLE ON:  Monday 16 May, Monday 20 June, Monday 18 July & Monday 15 August

    Our play-reading group, where we read a play out loud together and then discuss our responses to it. You can read a part, join the discussion or simply listen.

    BOOK HERE

  • ELDERS ONLINE - A Creative Writing session
    £5 - 2pm-3:30pm
  • ONLINE SESSION AVAILABLE ON:  Monday 6 June & Monday 4 July

    This online session will take place over ZOOM. This creative writing session will provide you with some stimulus to write. It will focus on a different area of writing for performance, for example, Character, Structure, Dialogue

    BOOK HERE

  • ELDERS PLAY EXTENDED - Practical drama workshop
    £10 - 11am-4pm
  • IN PERSON SESSION AVAILABLE ON:  Monday 6 June 

    This extended session will take place all day (11am – 4pm) and will happen now and again throughout the year. The sessions will allow for a deeper day of play and exploration.

    BOOK HERE

  • ELDERS SPECIAL MOVE - A movement-based session
    led by a theatre professional
    £5 - 11am-1pm
  • IN PERSON SESSION AVAILABLE ON:  Monday 6 June & Monday 1 August

    BOOK HERE

  • ELDERS SPECIAL MEET THE MAKER - A writing-based session
    £5- 11am-1pm
  • IN PERSON SESSION AVAILABLE ON:  Monday 4 July

    Writer Tim Foley (Electric Rosary) will lead a practical writing-based session to unlock your own creative writing. This session is also a unique opportunity to find out more, direct from the writer, about the process of bringing his play Electric Rosary from stage to page.

    BOOK HERE

  • FUTURE ELDERS SPECIAL SESSIONS
  • We are planning on offering further ELDERS SPECIAL WORKSHOPS going forward such as:

    ELDERS SPECIAL WRITE
    A creative writing session led by a theatre professional.

    ELDERS SPECIAL TALK
    These discussion sessions will sit alongside each Royal Exchange production and give you an opportunity to discuss performances in depth with fellow participants.

    ELDERS SPECIAL VOICE
    An introduction to vocal technique led by a different theatre professional.

    Keep an eye out for these new sessions next season!

  • Event Information
  • Elders Mondays will take place on the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month. 

    BOOKING & TICKET INFORMATION

    If you have booked your ticket but cannot attend the session, please let us know by calling 0161 615 6721 or emailing box.office@royalexchange.co.uk. This means we can release your ticket for someone else who would like to attend.  

    Any return tickets will be offered a credit to your account.  

    For those people hoping to book a place on a sold-out session, when a ticket is returned, we will release it for online booking. You will need to re-look at the website to book if you would like. We are unable to offer a waiting list.

    We will be offering a small number of ticket availability for in person purchasing at the theatre on the day. You cannot reserve these tickets and these will be sold on a first come, first served basis at the box office.

    ARTS POT

    Arts Pot support is still available for those Greater Manchester residents facing financial barriers as we believe being creative is for everyone. The Arts Pot scheme can provide financial assistance for course and/or travel costs, this is to make sure that everyone can access our programme and that cost is not a barrier to taking part with us. If you would like to enquire about financial support please complete this form or contact Katrina Heath on 0161 615 6721

    DATES & TIMES 

    Date Session Time Location
    Mon 16 May ELDERS INSPIRE 11am-11.40am Great Hall
    ELDERS OUTLOUD 11am-1pm The Front Room
    ELDERS PLAY 2pm-4pm The Front Room
    Mon 6 Jun ELDERS INSPIRE 11am-11.40am Great Hall
    ELDERS SPECIAL: MOVE 11am-1pm The Studio Foyer
    ELDERS PLAY EXTENDED 11am-4pm The Studio
    ELDERS PLAY 2pm-4pm The Studio
    ELDERS ONLINE 2pm-3.30pm Zoom
    Mon 20 Jun ELDERS INSPIRE 11am-11.40am Great Hall
    ELDERS OUTLOUD 11am-1pm The Front Room
    ELDERS PLAY 2pm-4pm The Front Room
    Mon 4 Jul ELDERS INSPIRE 11am-11.40am Great Hall
    ELDERS SPECIAL: MEET THE MAKER 11am-1pm The Front Room
    ELDERS PLAY 2pm-4pm The Front Room
    ELDERS ONLINE 2pm-3.30pm Zoom
    Mon 18 Jul ELDERS INSPIRE 11am-11.40am Great Hall
    * Rescheduled due to heatwave. New date 25 July. ELDERS OUTLOUD 11am-1pm The Front Room
    * Rrescheduled due to heatwave. New date 25 July. ELDERS PLAY 2pm-4pm The Front Room
    Mon 1 Aug ELDERS INSPIRE 11am-11.40am Great Hall
    ELDERS SPECIAL: MOVE 11am-1pm The Studio Foyer
    ELDERS PLAY 2pm-4pm The Front Room
    Mon 15 Aug ELDERS INSPIRE 11am-11.40am Great Hall
    ELDERS OUTLOUD 11am-1pm The Front Room
    ELDERS PLAY 2pm-4pm The Front Room

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