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TOYS Summer School - 2022

The TOYS Summer School is a brilliant way to spend
a week of your summer holidays.

Join us for 5 days of singing, dancing and acting, culminating in a showcase to family and friends at the end of the week.


TOYS (Teesdale Operatic Youth Society) is our Youth Wing open to all children in the Teesdale area aged 7-18. We aim to do one full scale musical dedicated to just the TOYS section a year, with the option of being involved in the shows the adults do as well.


There is no audition to join TOYS, everyone is welcome. The shows we do will involve auditions for the principal / main roles. Our aim is to give all children the opportunity to sing, act and dance regardless of ability. But there is so much more to gain from being part of this fab group. Making friends with other people who love the same things, experiencing top level musical theatre coaching and performing with live musicians. 

What's coming next for TOYS? 

Our next musical is......SCHOOL OF ROCK.

Rehearsals and auditions will be starting in September.

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TOYS Summer School 2022
Book your space now!


  • Monday 22 - Friday 26 August 2022 at Barnard Castle Prep School

  • Individual days can be booked if you can't make the whole week

  • Each day runs from 9am - 5pm

  • Wraparound care is available from 8.30am and until 5.30pm


  • £125 for the full week

  • £30 per day if booking individual days

  • Wraparound care at £5 per session (8.30 - 9am and 5 - 5.30pm)


  • Learn to perform songs from a range of shows, including: Six, Newsies, Hairspray, Grease and many more.

  • Take part in acting and music workshops and games.

  • Vocal, dance and acting sessions.

  • Opportunities for solo and small group numbers.

  • Coaching and guidance.

  • Audition tips and techniques.​

  • Opportunity for children to prepare for and even take a Graded Music Examination.

  • A final showcase for friends and family at the end of the week.

  • Daily recorded showcases demonstrating what we have been working on each day.

  • Have FUN and make new friends.