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Platja d'Aro, Spain

Platja d'Aro, Spain

Drama in Platja d'Aro

Safe, inspiring and scenic, Platja d'Aro offers the ideal opportunity for students to ignite their passion for Drama beyond the school grounds in an exciting cultural setting.

Platja d'Aro occupies an enviable location on Spain's Costa Brava coastline, within easy reach of airports, Drama facilities and local attractions. Students will appreciate the proximity to Barcelona (a 90 minute drive), where they can experience a vibrant European city and visit expressionist works of art such as Gaudí's Sagrada Familia.

A typically-Spanish resort with superb Blue Flag beaches and a variety of shops and cafes, Platja d'Aro also offers excellent evening entertainment, such as a disco and karaoke bar and the Magic Park amusement centre, or the bowling alley is just a five minute drive away.

With its Mediterranean climate, this is a year-round destination, but we recommend visiting in May half-term or in the summer, when the weather is warm and the town is lively. For a quieter stay with milder weather, February, Easter and October half-terms are also good times to visit.

Wider curriculum links: Offering excellent Drama facilities alongside welcoming Catalan culture in an inspiring coastal location, Platja d'Aro communicates a natural link between Drama and other curriculum areas, including Languages, History, Geography and Physical Education.

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, 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:

  • Site Specific Theatre
  • Ensemble Theatre
  • Physical Theatre and Devising
  • 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.

Curriculum Values

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 for Drama within English, 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 awareness
  • Apply vocal and breath control skills, and develop voice projection
  • Further develop capabilities in prop use
  • 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
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