Music & Drama

Year-round (except July)

Group bookings only
12-17 year olds

The Music and Drama English Programme provides an interesting insight into the performing arts and will appeal to students with a variety of experience. With general English tuition, workshops, rehearsals and a final performance at the end, participants will not only develop their performing skills and see their confidence levels soar, but will also enhance their English, have a lot of fun and make friends in the process.

Along with a selection of general English topics for the tuition, workshops will have a specific focus on music and drama. Workshops include:

  • Developing characters
  • Creating an opening scene
  • Performance skills
  • Communicating without words
  • Set design
  • Dress rehearsal
  • Performance

We want you to enjoy our lessons and have picked topics which will interest you.

Our methodology is about giving you the chance to communicate in English so you won’t be faced with the same boring old grammar exercises that you get at home, you will be involved in projects and tasks which will involve you and make you use the language.

Our teachers are specially trained to activate the knowledge you already have as well as fine tune some of the mistakes you may make. You will have the chance to improve your English vocabulary and grammar during the lessons as well.


Your activity programme

You will have fun on our activities…and you will learn English as well!

Our specially trained activity staff will make sure you get all the information that you need on a destination and also that your time there is used as well as possible.

We include drama and team games in our activities to lighten the mood and keep you interested.

Some particular places of interest you may visit are as follows;

National Museum

Arthur’s Seat

Edinburgh Castle

Camera Obscura

Royal Botanic Gardens

The evening activities are great fun and steeped in British traditions;

Ceilidh – a ceilidh is an evening of Scottish dancing to traditional music. It is very energetic and involves following instructions, dancing together and losing inhibitions. It is a fun group activity that is extremely popular with students which introduces them to different ways of socialising and having fun.

Evening at the theatre – each week students will have the chance to see a professional show at one of Edinburgh’s top theatres. Seeing how the professionals do it acts as inspiration for their week of drama.

Sample Programme


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