Drama in Greece
With peaceful surroundings in its sheltered bay and easy access to many ancient sites, Tolon offers the ideal setting to ignite their creativity and passion for Drama beyond the school grounds.
Accommodation is offered on a full board basis and workshops are held informally at the accommodation or site-specific. Tolon is an exceptionally safe and welcoming resort where many shops, cafes and ice-cream parlours are conveniently located within walking distance of the hotel along the lengthy stretch of beach or in the town.
The town occupies an idyllic coastal location in the North Peloponnese in close proximity to several impressive sites including Corinth and Mycenae. Epidaurus is a must-see for Performing Arts groups - created in the 4th century BC and comprising of 34 symmetrically built limestone seats, it amplifies high frequency sounds from the stage. Many groups enjoy a visit to the lively fishing port of Nafplio, which can be accessed by coach or boat.
Included in most tours is a visit to the historical city of Athens, where groups can visit the world renowned archaeological remains of the Acropolis and explore the winding shopping streets of the Plaka.
With its typical Mediterranean climate with mild wet winters and hot, dry summers, Tolon is a year-round destination, however, we suggest visiting in May and Easter Half Term or throughout the summer when your school group can take advantage of open-air workshops and a wide selection of boat excursions.
Wider curriculum links: Offering welcoming Greek culture and an inspiring, tranquil, coastal location, Tolon and Greece communicate a natural link between Drama and other curriculum areas, including Languages, History, Geography and Classics.
Pavilion's Drama Tours
Pavilion’s experienced and professional theatre practitioners will deliver 90-minute training sessions in dedicated studios, generating positive learning outcomes through challenging the performer's process and enhancing and encouraging creativity, competence, critical understanding and evaluation.
Tailored Drama sessions and specialist workshops are designed to meet each group’s individual needs. Teachers can specify desired aims and objectives by liaising with our Performing Arts Consultant prior to departure.
Adaptable to each group’s needs, specialisations are available in many styles of theatre, including:
- Visual Theatre
- Physical Theatre and Devising
- Practitioner Studies - Grotowski, Kantor
- Site Specific Theatre
- Street Theatre and Outdoor performance
- Circus Skills
During their stay, performers can expect:
- 5 x 90 minute sessions
- A choice of specialisations*, tailored to each individual group
*Specialisations ideally require all five sessions to allow a full exploration of each theme.
Recognising the varied and valuable role that Drama plays in the lives of young people, Pavilion encourages students to explore their potential and develop confidence in their creative talents.
In-line with National Curriculum Key Concepts and Processes, our programmes encourage students to:
- Practice and develop core skills, including – movement, body awareness, blocking and choreography
- Explore the range and application of body movement and spatial awareness
- Apply vocal and breath control skills and develop voice projection
- Build confidence and social skills
- Use improvisation and characterisation in their performance
- Develop the use of text and script
- Interact with other performers on stage and backstage
- Evaluate their own and others’ work