IT HAS JUST TAKEN US A LITTLE LONGER TO REACH OUR DESTINATION!
In July 2020 we were excited to share with you the news about our next production. We are now even more excited to announce that Make Believe will continue on our journey but we will all just have to wait a little longer to get there! Our production ‘Destination’ will now take place at the Hackney Empire and the Stratford Circus Theatre in a near on 2-week run special. A full schedule of the shows is below and we are excited to welcome all our students to take part. Those of you who were part of the Resident Team will not miss out either and we will get in touch with you very soon with a full rehearsal schedule. All new students who have joined the School will also be welcomed to be a part of Destination too!
Hackney Empire Rehearsal (timing tbc) and Performance Date (7pm):
16th July 2022
Leytonstone, Sutton & Ware plus Resident Team
Stratford Circus Rehearsal Dates:
Thursday 14th July 2022, Friday 15th July, Sunday 17th July
Details on which schools taking part on this day will be confirmed nearer the time
Stratford Circus Performance Dates:
Monday 18th July –7.30pm
Clapham & Stoke Newington
Tuesday 19th July – 7.30pm
Islington & TBC
Wednesday 20th July –7.30pm
Bexleyheath group 1 & Bexleyheath group 2
Thursday 21st July– 7.30pm
Barnet & Stratford
Friday 22nd July –7.30pm
Ealing & Enfield
Saturday 23rd July –11.00am
Edgware & Southgate
Saturday 23rd July –3.00pm
Harlow & Grays
Saturday 23rd July –7.30pm
Romford & Southend
Sunday 24th July –11.00am
Rotherhithe & Wimbledon
Sunday 24th July –3.00pm
Basildon & Chelmsford
Sunday 24th July –7.30pm
Camberley & Bexleyheath Tuesday
WE HAVE WRITTEN OUT SOME QUESTIONS TO HELP YOU ON YOUR JOURNEY:
Absolutely! All students who are a part of Make Believe will have the opportunity to perform with their local school.
We’re raring to go and looking forward to seeing you! All rehearsals will take place at your local Make Believe school.
We cannot wait to welcome you back and we will update you with a new schedule very soon.
We do not want you to worry. We will organise this for you. Over the next few weeks all our systems will be getting updated and we will provide you with a like for like ticket.
We would be happy to organise this for you. Once the site has been updated email firstname.lastname@example.org and a member of the team will get back to you. Kindly subject the email with the word ‘upgrade’. Please note that due to the current situation, many of our team members are currently furloughed, therefore we may take a little longer than normal to get back to you.
Nearer to the show, you will be able to access all your tickets within your account.
Please keep all confirmation emails and do check your junk main in case it finds its way to travel in there.
Yes – we have closed off some parts of the auditorium and have moved you to a seat for the same or higher value.
We will be announcing these dates in the coming months. Our aim is for all these schools to take part and appreciate your patience in this matter.
Your Principal will hand these out four weeks before your child’s performance.
We love to welcome new people to our Resident Team. We will be announcing when these auditions will be in the next term.
Tickets start at £15 and depending on what seats you choose the seat will vary in price. There are more choices at the Hackney Empire on the premise of it being a bigger auditorium.
Hold tight just a little longer as our site is under maintenance! We will be happy for you to book your tickets and order your merchandise. You can do this by visiting www.tickettainment.com very soon.
No. There are no additional costs involved in the production. Fees throughout your entire year will remain the same. You are welcome to purchase tickets for your family, friends, teachers, etc.
Rehearsals will take place at the school on a week-to-week basis. You will only be required to attend one additional rehearsal at the Theatre along with the performance that your child is taking part in. If your child is an infant they will only be expected at the Theatre for their actual show.
There is a very slight possibility that the performance time could be altered in line with Government guidelines and any other technical variances that may occur. Should this be the case, we will inform you ahead of the show. Transparency is incredibly important to us and we always invite you to read our terms and conditions that are listed on our website.
No. Students will continue to learn syllabus work and the skills required to become an all-round performer. The material will focus solely on the show that we are working towards.
No. All children are required to make their own way to the venue at their scheduled time.
All of the students will be separated in age groups. They will also be performing in the show with other Make Believe schools. However, they will not be performing at the same time as one another except in the finale number.
Health & Safety and the care of our students is our number one priority. In all of our shows we have DBS checked staff and licensed chaperones working backstage with the entire cast. All information regarding this will be provided nearer the time. Our safety policy is also publicised across our website and we invite you to read this ahead of attending any of our schools, shows and events.
Make Believe do not provide costumes for their cast. All school students are required to purchase a show t-shirt for £15. This is all they will need to take part in the show. T-shirts can be purchased via our website. The deadline for this purchase is December 1st 2021. After this date, the T-shirts will increase in price by £5.
This will be made clear in the Technical Schedule at least two months prior to the show.
No. You can buy as many tickets as you wish and the more support the students have the better. Purchasing tickets also supports charities that benefit from the Make Believe Foundation.
The Hackney Empire, 21 Mare Street, London, E8 1EJ.
Stratford Circus, Theatre Square, London, E15 1BX.
THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT DURING THIS TIME!
The love and encouragement throughout this period has been incredible. With over 16,000 students logging into our free MB Virtual School and the generosity from all our families helping us raise thousands for Great Ormond Street is something we can all be incredibly proud of.
Thank you for your support on behalf of our entire team. We look forward to you and your child continuing to make memorable experiences whilst learning skills for life!