‘Smile!’ Skills 2020

For ages 5-16 years

Workshops designed to boost skill, confidence and the art of well being.

We will cover skills to develop techniques that help you shine as well as sharing professional practice that helps increase focus, develop creative thinking and control over our body’s reaction to nerves. The skills practiced here can be applied to every day life not just the stage!

No performance,  simply learning and  fun.

Limited places available

Next  Project: Saturday January 18th 3-5pm

Christ Church, Holy Corner, Edinburgh

Be Part Of The Story!


You can order a gift voucher for this date too, if you’d like inspiration for a little stocking smile filler!

New Year skills workshops:

Saturday 18th January 2020 – SCOTS POETRY FOCUS – Voice and performance fun. A little song and boogie along with a little wordy twist!

Bring along your poem and we can give you the skills to feel confident while performing it.

February 2020 –  School Holiday Skills – 3 day Skills and creative FUN!

Next ‘SMILE!’ performance course: EASTER 2020 ( venue TBC)





Monday 9:30am-3:30pm    Fun introduction and start creating a story idea. Any interest , skill or talent can be added into the story and all ideas are discussed.

                                                             The workshop leader then takes these ideas and creates a working script. Crafts and short music time slots on offer.

Tuesday 9:30am-3:30pm                 Creating and rehearsing. Making  the set/ setting the scene. Crafts and Short music time slots on offer.

Wednesday 9:30am-3:30pm           Super rehearsing and polishing ideas/ finishing set.

Thursday 9:30-2:30pm                     MORE rehearsing and getting ‘performance’ ready.


Students are free to leave after the performance with a parent and guardian.

We work with a sign in/ sign out method for collection and drop off unless the student is over 16 and we have the appropriate permission in writing.

The 5 day course is a similar timetable although these performances can be longer as there is an extra day to create!




These can  include: Awards work and certification, Extra care ( early drop off or late pick up), where merchandise is available to buy, and if in venue with cafe you can order lunches at a special discounted rate for 3T.

Lunch offers currently available for all courses held in : The Rose Theatre, Edinburgh @ The Rose Cafe.

Information on all lunch/food offers  will be communicated on lead up to course start date.

All information available on our price list.




Part of the ‘Smile!’ Performance is to show off things you love and are good at BUT also to build confidence to try out the new. When advertised our music Specialist is on hand for introductory Piano and Guitar lessons through out each day.




‘Smile!’ Performance

From 9:30- 3:30pm we have two small breaks ( 15-20 minutes) and one lunch break ( 45minutes- hour)with water and toilet stops whenever needed.

These can vary slightly in times as the students help decide when is best to take them around their creation and rehearsal.

Weather permitting we like to get outside for some of these breaks and students are encouraged to interact. Creative activities are on offer as well as game play organised by a member of staff.




Short breaks and snacks will be taken as required depending on activity. Where outside space is available and safe we will offer outside play or relax on breaks.

Basic structure:

9:30am – 11am  Warm up/ Technique and skills practice

11-11:15             Short break

11:15- 12:15       Skills practice/ adding technique to performance/ guest professional ( where advertised)

12:15-12:45        Break/ Snacks or light lunch with option of outside play

12:45- 1:30         Run and polish created piece/ honing skills and end of day round up



Any workshop held at Holy Corner or in a school building will have the option of outside space at break times. All outside play or activities will be monitored by a member of staff and requires parental consent on all Health and Safety forms.

Our new Theatre location @ The Rose Theatre has no outdoor space attached but with consent we would arrange a group visit/ picnic to neighbouring Princes Street Gardens at the lunch break. These would be supervised with the option of staying inside , also with a member of staff.



Please visit our AWARDS information pages to see if you’d like to take part.


We Invite young volunteers to apply to help with our SMILE! Performance Projects. Please see our volunteers Page for full information.


Simply complete our registration form on this website and we will be in contact with Health and Safety and further course information so you can arrive confident and ready to begin on the first day. Once registered your place is reserved until full payment is received, at which point your place is fully confirmed.



We generate an invoice which is sent to the email address provided and is payable upon receipt.

If you would prefer to have a payment plan then please contact us to discuss as we try and help where we can.

All payment should be received before the first day of each new course or if you are signed up on any special offer/ discount please check end date for payment.



Our Mail list will receive first notification on all news and special offers. We will provide special offers from time to time and occasional competitions too!

When EARLY BIRD offers are running ( discounted placement for early payment and sign up ) these will be detailed on our registration page and announced to our mailing list and on all social media platforms.

Please keep an eye on the end date for all offers.

Payment must be received on or before end date and time to take advantage of the discounted rate. All pending invoices will automatically change to full price once offer period is over.