Drama in Krakow
With awe-inspiring architecture, monuments and landmarks reflecting its varied history, Krakow offers the perfect backdrop for school groups as they ignite their passion for Drama outside the UK and beyond the school grounds.
The second largest and one of the oldest cities in Poland, Krakow occupies a bustling location situated on both sides of the Wisla River. Budding actors will appreciate a trip to the Narodowy Stary Teatr (National Old Theatre) specialising in contemporary drama and reinterpreting classic drama.
Accommodation is offered on a full board basis in centrally-located hotels, with many of Krakow’s attractions just a walk away through streets filled with areas of cultural and historical interest. We suggest devoting a full day to see either the sobering sights of the old Auschwitz concentration camps and museums or the old Wieliczka Salt Mine with numerous statues and even a chapel made completely from rock salt.
A wide choice of theatres, museums and art galleries are on offer in the city centre and there is a diverse selection of shopping including the enormous shopping centre Galeria Krakowska, or Bonarka, one of the largest shopping malls in Europe.
Wider curriculum links: Offering superb facilities alongside the enriched culture, history and architecture spanning many eras, Krakow communicates a natural link between Drama and other curriculum areas, including History and Geography.
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