Holiday Workshops
Why not try a Jigsaw holiday workshop as an affordable solution to keeping your children busy? Jigsaw provide fun, exciting and educational performing arts workshops in the school holidays.

Holiday workshops for children

Jigsaw holiday workshops are an affordable way to keep your children occupied outside of term time. They are designed to provide enjoyable and stimulating performing arts activities for children during the school holidays.

Students are divided into appropriate age groups and take part in drama, dance and singing classes. Each week has a theme which will form the basis for the show at the end of the week. Family and friends will be invited to watch.

Escape the rain with an Easter or half term workshop or take to the stage in a fun-filled summer school. Our holiday workshops are hugely popular amongst children who attend our weekend schools as well as among children who are joining Jigsaw for the very first time.

Find your nearest venue to learn more about holiday workshops taking place in your area, or scroll down for more information on what we offer.

Holiday workshops for 3 - 5 years

The two hour sessions are full of fun packed, exciting performing arts activities based around the theme for the week. They offer a taster of the full day programme and the week leads to a mini performance. Perfect for building confidence, making new friends and keeping your child busy during the school holidays.

Holiday workshops for 6 - 16 years

Each day will begin with a physical and vocal warm up with the choreographer and musical director. Students will then work in smaller groups taking classes in script, improvisation and vocal work as well as jazz dance and singing technique. Later in the week the show is pieced together and students will be given a rehearsal schedule. On Friday we will add sound and lighting to the production for a technical and dress rehearsal in preparation for the performance that afternoon.

The Show

Shows take place at the end of the week and all friends and family are invited. Jigsaw devises shows around the theme to ensure that all children are included. It is important to us that all children feel they have contributed to the final performance.

Find out more about Jigsaw shows.

Summer Schools

Jigsaw summer schools are hugely popular. Taking place during various weeks throughout the summer holidays, it is always a major highlight of the Jigsaw calendar and there have been some unforgettable summer school shows over the years based around a number of different themes. Click here to learn more about our performing arts summer schools.

Our Teachers

The holiday workshops are led by exciting and experienced performing arts teachers who also teach regularly at our weekend schools. The teachers have attended Jigsaw Arts training and have a DBS check. Many of our teachers also work professionally in the performing arts industry.

Find out more about our teachers.

What do children need to bring?

  • A packed lunch that doesn't need refrigeration. Lunches will be stored in a cool dry place but refrigerators are not available. We recommend you use an ice pack.
  • Plenty of water to keep hydrated.
  • Students should wear clothes and shoes appropriate for movement and dance.