National Theatre of Scotland in association with leading children’s arts organisations Starcatchers and Imaginate connects with families at home during the COVID-19 crisis.
Play Dates is a fun digital programme of interactive and entertaining workshops and activities for children and young people, plus their parents and carers, created by some of Scotland’s leading creative practitioners and freelance artists.
From Tuesday to Friday over the next eight weeks, a new Play Dates workshop will be released every day here on our website and on our social media channels, for online audiences to access, take part in and enjoy. All the activities will be free.
TUESDAYS AT 2.00PM
CONNECT, CREATE AND PLAY | AGES 8+
Workshops by theatre artist Fraser MacLeod looking at creating tongue twisters, playing games online with friends and family and how to make your own stop motion film.
WEDNESDAYS AT 2.00PM
STORIFY - HOW TO CREATE STORIES | AGES 5+
An interactive video series about how to create and tell your own stories at home using imagination and everyday surroundings presented by theatre makers Sarah Rose Graber and Ruxy Cantir.
THURSDAYS AT 2.00PM
GROW YOUR OWN GESAMTKUNSTWERK (GYOG!)- HOW TO MAKE A SHOW IN YOUR HOUSE | AGES 7+
A video series about how to make a show in your house focusing on different areas of the arts created and presented by arts enthusiast Veronika Velvette, facilitated by Claire Willoughby and Rob Jones.
FRIDAYS AT 2.00PM
UNICORN DANCE PARTY | ALL AGES
Also created by practitioners, Sarah Rose Graber and Ruxy Cantir is an inclusive new video series about finding the joy within us. Everyone has an inner unicorn, but sometimes it takes a bit of dancing to bring it out
A SERIES OF WORKSHOPS 30 JUNE TO 2 JULY
EVERYTHING’S A MOVING PICTURE - HOW TO SET THE SCENE WITH VIDEO | AGES 10+
Workshops with leading Scottish theatre audio visual designer Lewis den Hertog using video to tell stories with “stock” and archive footage, making your own footage at home and being creative with text and subtitles for people who are d/Deaf or hard of hearing.
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