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West End Experience at OPEN

West End Experience are returning to Norwich 2020 to give YOU the ultimate musical theatre experience.

OPEN Youth Trust, 20 Bank Plain, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 4SF
OPEN Norwich / info@opennorwich.org.uk / 01603763111

West End Experience at OPEN

This course will run from Tuesday 14th April - Saturday 18th April, when we will be holding a showcase for family and friends.

Every day, we'll study songs, dance routines and scenes from different West End shows, with an actual cast member from that show, as well as creating films to be shown on the big screen in the end concert.

We only work with the very best professional actors, actresses, choreographers, dance captains, directors and musical directors, to make sure you get a once in a lifetime experience you will NEVER forget.

At the end of the five day course, you will perform in a full two hour concert, WITH the stars, to an audience of around four hundred people, giving you a real taste of what it's like to be a West End pro.

The costs (payable in instalments) to attend the workshop for ages 7-17 are as follows:

  • £225 Earlybird discount - please note this must be booked by the end of February.
  • £250 after the February Earlybird discount has ended.

The cost for the Weenies course (ages 4-6) is £99 in one instalment.

This really is week to be remembered forever!

What is West End Experience?

Since 2007, West End Experience have been holding courses around the UK, giving children and adults the opportunity to train and perform with professional choreographers, musical directors, dance captains, actors and actresses from either London's' West End or Broadway. Each day of the five day course, a different show is studied, under the tuition of a professional from that show...to teach you the EXACT same choreography, scenes and harmonies that are being performed on the countries most famous stages. Alongside the visiting tutor, resident West End professionals stay for the full five days, to ensure that once the 'daily mentor' has returned to their show, you can carry on rehearsing and practicing ready to perform what you've learnt in the final showcase on the Friday night, where you will perform on stage WITH the professionals, in front of an audience of hundreds. This April, we are lucky enough to have stars from shows such as Grease, We Will Rock You and Joseph, as well as one of the actors from the Les Mis movie and a soap star who's also appeared in Doctor Who!

Do I need to have experience?

No! All we ask for is a willingness to learn and have fun! You will be treated like professional actors and actresses, but you do not need to have stage experience. You'll be amazed what you can learn in five days!

What age do I need to be?

West End Experience is designed for students aged between 7 and 17 for the daytime course, which runs from 9.30am to 4.30pm on the Tuesday to the Friday, and from 10.00am until the curtain comes down on the Saturday.

On Saturday

After four days of intensive musical theatre training from some of the West Ends finest professionals, local youngsters will take to the stage alongside the West End pro's to perform in a full two hour concert. With musical numbers from a variety of West End favourites, it's a concert not to be missed.



PLEASE ensure your child either brings a packed lunch or lunch can be purchase one with us when booking your place.


UNIFORM: For all students who join our holiday schools the dress code is movement wear with sensible movement footwear i.e. black jazz shoes or jazz sneakers, trainers or plimsols, leggings, T-shirts, tracksuits. Jazz shoes are safe & easy to move in which is why we require all students to wear them. For the performance children will be provided with a West End Experience (WEE) T-shirt and have to supply back leggings/joggers, black socks, black jazz shoes/plain black trainers or plimsolls.

SECURITY AND CHILD PROTECTION: No child will be allowed out of the building unsupervised. Only those aged 11 years plus are able to leave the premises at the end of the day if parental consent has been given. So please come to reception to drop off and collect your child. All of the show staff have enhanced DBS certificates and all performances are staffed by responsible adults. No responsibility can be taken by WEE or OPEN Youth Trust (OPEN) for the welfare of children who have parental permission to leave the premises, while they are off site.

While all reasonable safety measures are taken, participants take part at their own risk.

AGENCY & PROFESSIONAL WORK: Students may be invited to audition for our associated agency after training with us. This is at our discretion & following observation in our classes and discussing student potential with our teachers. The Agency will decide who they wish to sign onto their books – the final choices lie with them, not WEE. If the Agency runs an audition workshop, they dictate how the workshop will be run. From time to time, the Agency may contact WEE for suggestions for specific auditions. WEE may suggest students even if they are not represented by the agency. Professional castings & auditions also come into the WEE office directly & WEE will suggest students that they deem suitable.

PHOTOGRAPHY, SOCIAL MEDIA & FILMING: The WEE and OPEN reserves the right to use professional photos taken of all students past & present in classes and in productions on publicity materials such as our website and leaflets.

The WEE and OPEN reserves the right to use photographs of past and present students on its official social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram for the purposes of sharing information, promoting events and for publicity. The WEE and OPEN reserves the right to use footage (filmed in-house or by a professional filmographer) of past and present students on its social media outlets for publicity purposes. If you do not wish for your child's image to be used, please inform us in writing at least 14 days prior to the beginning of the course.