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Victoria College, Belfast

July 23rd to 29th 2017. (Northern Ireland and all UK enquiries) There are no available spaces.

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Teenage Stage is delighted to announce a partnership with Victoria College in the beautiful and extensive mature grounds of Cranmore Park, South Belfast in Northern Ireland!

Founded in 1859, it is one of the longest established schools in the British Isles. The college was first known as The Ladies' Collegiate School Belfast. It soon acquired, and continues to maintain, a high reputation for academic excellence and sporting prowess.

This location between two of the main arterial routes into the City is convenient to city, town and country bus routes and the local railway network. It is also within walking distance of Queen's University Belfast and Ulster Museum and many local art galleries and theatres!

The residential facilities are in the school at Drumglass House. Built in 1820, it offers all year accommodation and serves as the perfect venue for young performers who love theatre training and performance.

With new lighting and sound equipment, it has a traditional stage and hall amidst wonderful grounds, there is a special warmth here and a lovely mix of traditional boarding school with modern rooms and dormitories to create a unique holiday experience in this most welcoming of cities! We are delighted to forge a teaching and pastoral care partnership with The School for Creative Arts at Queen's University Belfast and this unique summer school will include an evening of entertainment and a workshop at The Queen's Film Theatre and The Brian Friel Theatre.

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How to get here...

Getting to Belfast couldn’t be easier. We’ve got three airports, sea crossings from Scotland and England and a direct rail link from Dublin. Coming from further afield? No problem. You can fly direct to Belfast from over twenty European cities and a number of North American locations. And once you arrive, you’ll find it’s just as easy to get around as it was getting here. What are you waiting for? Consider this your personal invitation!

By Air
George Best Belfast City Airport
The airport is situated just three miles from Belfast City Centre. Please check www.belfastcityairport.com for flight information.

For connections from Britain and Europe Aer Lingus and FlyBE offer direct routes to many major airports.

The Airport Express 600 bus service runs from the airport terminal to the city centre every 20 minutes (05.30 - 22.05) Monday to Friday. Please check www.translink.co.uk for services on Saturdays and Sundays.

Belfast International Airport
Belfast International Airport is 30 minutes drive via the M2 Motorway. Please check www.belfastairport.com for flight information.

The Airport Express 300 service operates between the airport and Belfast City Centre every 15 minutes Monday to Friday, every 20 minutes on Saturday and every 30 minutes on Sunday. This service operates 24 hours a day however night services are less frequent. Please check www.translink.co.uk for services during off peak times and weekends.

T: 028 9080 9080
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By Sea
Belfast is easily accessed by sea with crossings from both Scotland and England. Travel by state of the art superfast ferries with journey times from just 2 hours 15 minutes.

Operators and travel times vary. Please check out Stena Line, P&O Irish Sea and the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company for travel options.

By Rail
An Enterprise service runs 8 times daily (5 times on Sundays) from Belfast to Dublin. The journey time is approximately 2 hours.
T: 028 9089 9409
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By Bus
Dublin Airport Express Coach Service operates to Dublin Airport, with a journey time of approximately 2 hours.
T: 028 9066 6630
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By Road from Dublin
Starting out from Dublin Airport, the M1 Motorway is well signposted for Belfast; this is a toll road and there is one Toll Plaza approximately 31 km from Dublin Airport. Continue on this Motorway signposted for Belfast. Just after passing the City of Newry the road becomes a dual carriageway (A1) and Motorway regulations fall away. At the Sprucefield roundabout (approximately 137 km from Dublin Airport) the A1 joins the M1 motorway (signposted The North, Belfast). Once within the Greater Belfast area the signs will display as City Centre. At Grosvenor Road Junction (approximately 152 km) leave the motorway and follow signs City Centre onto the B38.

Testimonials

"Thank you so much to you all who did such wonderful work with Ella and all the other kids. We were so impressed and moved by the production and Ella was full of stories and excitement which has been missing from her life for a long time. It was the best therapy she could have had, worth every penny" Lucy Bingham, Parent, Dublin, July 2017

"This summer school is creative, fun and exciting, Well thought-through, artistically, educationally and administratively as a joyful learning experience for teenagers! I wish you every possible success with it, as I'm sure it will be! Lucky participants, something to really enjoy and look back on with pleasure and a sense of real achievement"

Dr. Adrian James PhD
Head of Cert H.E. in Theatre Arts (Southend)
East 15 Acting School. University of Essex.

"Elena, 13, was the only Italian girl on Dublin's Teenage Stage 2017 and it was her very first experience abroad by herself.

She got to meet lovely new friends from Ireland and greatly enjoyed both rehearsals and free time.

The final show was just amazing and one cannot help wondering how those kids could prepare it in just one week.

It made us love Sweeney Todd, a musical that we had never properly appreciated."

Gianluca Di Lorenzo, Parent, Italy, July 2017

 "Sadhbh has been filling me in on every minute detail. She had a wonderful experience with you and benefited hugely from the opportunity to be part of the production of Sweeney Todd. The entire experience from start to finish (every detail of which has been shared in last 48 hours) was nothing short of superb. Less than 51 weeks to next year!  I'll be checking out the website for Teenage Stage 2018 and Sadhbh's name will be added to list as early as is humanly possible" Edel Meaney, Parent

 

"Emily had a great time and couldn't stop talking about the camp, rehearsals and her friends.  It was a big step sending her away and it was brilliant! We will be interested in next year so please keep us posted. We also enjoyed the show very much, it was great to see all the talents but most of all we are grateful that Emily was part of the group and felt included all the time" Izabela O'Brien, Parent

I would like to congratulate all at Teenage Stage. My daughter Holly had the time of her life and made fantastic memories and friends for the rest of her life. The staff were extremely supportive and friendly. I can not recommend this camp highly enough. Holly had no previous acting experience apart from school plays like most kids but felt at ease with others who obviously had a lot. There was no agenda and they all seemed to gel very well together even from 11 different countries. The show itself was amazing considering you had 6 days to put it all together and was as good if not better than some musical society's produce.  Congrats to all again and see you next year!

Bobby White, Parent, Dublin, July 2017

"Congratulations on a fantastic summer school. My son Harvey had an amazing time and is already talking about coming back next year!" Claire Dolan, Parent

 "I have returned from holiday and Sadhbh has been filling me in on every minute detail of her time in Galway. She had a wonderful course and gained hugely from the opportunity to be part of of Sweeney Todd. The entire experience from start to finish ( every detail of which has been shared for the last 48 hours) was nothing short of superb)
 Less than 51 weeks to next year!  I'll be checking out the website for details of Teenage Stage 2018, and Sadhbh's name will be added to the list as early as is humanly possible"
Edel Meaney, Parent, Tipperary, July 2017

"Natasha had an excellent summer school, it's done her the world of good and the production was brilliant, especially impressive as you only had seven days with them, thank you" Annemarie Walker, Parent

"I want to say a big thank you and congratulations for the fabulous week Emily had. She was happy from the moment she arrived and met her room mates right to the end of the production. She talked a lot about the whole week afterwards. She really enjoyed it and appreciated working with such a talented cast. Thank you for the work you put into making it such a successful week and amazing to think you achieved this in such a short time frame" Michele Royliston, Singapore

"Thank you for the email and opportunity for early booking. Nyika was so enthusiastic last summer, she really wants to participate again this year. I have sent in the booking form for her. We were equally impressed with the whole organisation, supervision and support of the summer school and have no hesitation to recommend it to friends" Rita, Parent, Carlow

"Cameron really enjoyed the concept of putting on a show in a week and had never done anything like this before! He was thrilled by the experience so thank you to all the very professional and caring team" Iris Campbell, Belfast

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