Sunday 24th July & Sunday 31st July

Residential Drama Holidays



Want to do something different next Summer Holiday ?
Enjoy a bit of theatrical showing-off?
Our DRAMA ACTIVITY HOLIDAY for YOUNG PEOPLE offers children of ages 8 to 18 the opportunity for a fun, stimulating and informative break.

See  The Daily Telegraph include us in its list of "nine of the best" residential summer camps that "stand out from the crowd."
(Magazine, Saturday 9th Feb 2008.)

Also mentioned in The Independent's The Ten Best: Creative outings for children article from the edition of the 22nd August 2005. Not bad to be in the illustrious company of, amongst others, The National Portrait Gallery, Tate Modern and Glasgow's Gallery of Modern Art !


We have a great team of professional actors, dancers, and musicians to lead the activities - so the approach is very practical - 'don't talk about it - do it...' Yes, we do some Shakespeare - but Hamlet has been hit by a custard pie more than once!
We cover many aspects of theatre - improvisation, mime, choral speaking, working with texts, movement and dance, make-up - and musical theatre is not neglected either. If anyone has a favourite musical instrument, bring it along if you want to... and look out Andrew Lloyd-Webber! We also make a short film throughout the week.
Parents and friends make an invited audience for our fabulous end-of-the-week show, when everyone gets his or her moment 'centre stage'.
(We even have our own Oscar ceremony - Kit Harington and Daisy Ridley were said to have been devastated last year when neither won!)


The holiday happens in SLEMISH BARN - an exciting new custom-built residential holiday venue in the gateway to the famous nine Glens of Antrim, between Glenann and Glencloy and within the shadow of Slemish Mountain, the first home of St Patrick in Ireland, where he was held as a slave. Slemish Mountain, clearly visible for miles around, is really not a mountain at all - it is the central plug of a long extinct volcano! It also offered protection to the Dothraki's camp when the nearby bog was used as a location for Game of Thrones.

The holidays are both residential and non‑residential and we generate a friendly family holiday atmosphere. Children sleep in comfortable en‑suite dormitories, and staff and children eat together in a dining room with views across to Slemish. Rehearsals, singing, dancing, filming, and improvisation are generally indoor activites but the spacious surroundings and the mountain behind us give terrific opportunity for taking the filming 'on location', as well as informal outdoor activities - and we get to the beach - which we have visited every year, in spite of the Irish weather! Onwards and upwards... as the famous Northern Irish song nearly says - '...from glen to glen and by the mounain side...' to Slemish Barn - and this year's fabulous Summer Drama Holiday.

The holiday is run by ROMA TOMELTY and COLIN CARNEGIE, both of whom come from a professional theatre background, with credits in film and television as well. Staff are drawn from the same background, and the holidays have been running for over 35 years, so we've a pretty good track-record of providing the right mix of fun and hard work! It's not unusual to see some faces return year after year, such have been their experiences each summer!

Our Contact Details :


Centre Stage Summer Drama Holidays
11 Hopefield Avenue
Belfast BT15 5AP


FREEFONE : -    0800 3 247 046
TELEPHONE :- +44 (0)28 9077 8099
FAX :-                +44 (0)28 9028 3749


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