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Spotlight on Creative Innovation: Acting Up

As part of July’s Theatre and Dance NI newsletter, we’re shining a spotlight on some of the ways individuals and organisations are innovating during this time. Here’s how Acting Up has been adapting.


Acting Up have not let a little bit of lockdown keep us down, we have been bringing our classes online for free to over 2000 families all over the world. These classes were all held on Zoom for children of all ages, each week we have a different theme ranging from Disney to Harry Potter, Roald Dahl to sensory storytelling and imaginations have certainly been opened. These classes have been a lifeline to many parents and children who are feeling very lost at the minute with the lack of routine and structure and have enabled them to see their friends and play games together even if it is on the computer screen. These classes are suitable for children of all abilities and cater to include children on the autism spectrum. With imagination and creativity at the heart of every workshop, we have brought a little sunshine to what could be seen as dark times. Have a look at our work on www.facebook.com/actingupbelfast.

Acting Up on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JR7m0J6zlo0