For children and families we provide free arts based workshops for select productions. Windmill Theatre works with teachers to ensure an authentic experience for both children and the their accompanying parents, grandparents, siblings and friends. The workshops are designed to enable all to actively participate together in creative and imaginative art making in response to the performance they have just experienced. The workshops relate directly to the themes and ideas of the production, exploring dance, music, visual art and dramatic play and are structured to provide a fun shared experience for all ages across generations and are inclusive of gender and participants with disabilities. The ideas and the materials used in the workshops provide a guide for replicating the creative experience at home.
Immediately prior to the performance families have the opportunity to register their interest in the workshop activities, which follow the performance. There is a cap on the number of participants we can accommodate in the theatre foyer space to ensure a quality experience. Depending on the age range of the production it is generally 10 participants (that includes children and their adults) to one workshop leader.