After School Programmes

The Star Project delivers highly organised and exciting After School Theatre Programmes to schools across Worcestershire. Parents can enrol their children to attend directly after school, rehearse for 14 weeks and then perform a show to classmates and parents at the end of term! This is a fantastic opportunity for schools to provide an in house Musical Theatre opportunity and we do all the work!

Looking to bring The Star Project to your school?

If you are a headteacher interested in booking an After School programme for your school, please email our director Jo Payne on to express your interest and talk about next steps.

Why Theatre is such a positive addition to a child’s week

Children thrive in an environment that gives them the freedom and opportunity to express themselves, and Theatre does exactly that. The performing arts unlock a part of the mind that allows them to genuinely feel, imagine, and create. This inspires them to step out of their comfort zones while developing skills that will help them shine in the classroom as well. Theatre builds confidence and intuition. It teaches discipline, teamwork, and dedication – skills that will only become more valuable as your child grows older.


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What can my child expect from this programme?

Each term, we rehearse a new Musical such as Annie, The Wizard of Oz, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, The Greatest Showman….and the list goes on!

Children attend for 1 hour 15 minutes each week in preparation for the final performance.

Our goal is to build the students’ skills and confidence through weekly instruction of songs, choreography, and acting scenes from the selected show. We include a drama game each week, so that fun is always at the core of your child’s experience!

The show is cast within the first 3 weeks in a relaxed audition environment. We focus on providing an inclusive experience for the entire class, with everyone participating on stage throughout the course of the show. We emphasize the importance and value of participation, not the number of lines each student may be given.

Students will be challenged in many ways; they will learn stage direction, lyrics, spoken lines, characterisation, and so much more. Casting information will be sent out to parents so that they can lend support with at-home learning.

Show Time!

The show is usually on one of the last two weeks of term, and the date will be communicated at the start of term in your welcome email.

Tickets to watch the show are £5 each. Tickets can be ordered 2 weeks before the show; we will send you a ticket order email which will explain how many guests each child can invite, as capacity will be limited.

Show Day!

The show day is an exciting one! Children must bring their “theatre blacks” with them to school. After lunch, they will meet with our team, change into their theatre blacks and show costumes, and see their theatre set and stage for the first time.

That afternoon, they will perform their dress rehearsal in front of the rest of the school. This helps them to build confidence for the main show, and allows them to share their success with friends and teachers.

They will stop for a drink and snack before performing for parents after school. They need to bring extra snacks to school that day.

There will be 1-2 shows scheduled for parents, depending on the hall capacity and age of the group.

After the show, students will be celebrated at an awards ceremony where they will receive a show medal and certificate to acknowledge their achievement.

Your Place at The Star Project After School

The Star Project has a waiting list for most of its projects. Once you have enrolled in one of our After School Projects, your place is secure for that term only.

All current members will be given advanced booking notice before each subsequent term to maintain their place. Following the advanced booking period, openings are offered to the rest of the school.

We do encourage prompt payment.

We cannot guarantee places.

We cannot offer trials for this programme.

How will I pay and enrol each term?

To enrol for the next term, sign into your account at and go to the “enrol and pay fees” section in My Dashboard. Select your child’s school, and complete your payment.

The project payment includes the child’s medal, costume, and additional time with our team on show day.

Please refer to our school payment terms and conditions

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