Blue Apple Summer School 2023

Below is information about the Blue Apple Summer School 2023:

14 to 18 August at MAST Mayflower Studios in Southampton. 

Easy to access by train.

Professional drama, dance and singing classes for people with a learning disability.

Have fun, make new friends and learn theatre skills this summer!

Programme details

Our 2023 Summer School theme is Heroes.  Blue Apple’s Summer School has two groups: 14-17 years and over 18s.  Both groups work together on the last day.  All participants need to be able to follow spoken instructions and manage without a carer or parent for 3 hours.

Youth group – Age 14-17

Monday to Thursday mornings 10am-12.30pm plus all day Friday

Sharing performance in Studio 2 from 3.30pm to 4pm. Parents and carers welcome to attend.

Adult group – Age 18 +

Monday to Thursday afternoons 1.30pm-4pm plus all day Friday

Sharing performance in Studio 2 from 3.30pm to 4pm. Parents and carers welcome to attend.

Blue Apple’s Artistic Director Richard Conlon says:

“The summer school is a fun and relaxed opportunity for people to stay connected during the summer break whilst learning exciting new performing arts skills. We’ll look at creating our own piece of script, acting, singing and dance – everything you need for life on a stage.”


Participants will be charged £10 per session at a total of £60.  This is a reduced fee made possible by grants to Blue Apple Theatre.


For those unable to afford a place please ask about discount eligibility by emailing

Expression of interest

Let us know if you are interested by filling in this online short form and we’ll get in touch as soon as booking opens.

About Blue Apple

Founded in 2005 by Jane Jessop with her son Tommy Jessop, Blue Apple Theatre provides opportunities in theatre, dance, singing and film to learning disabled performers in Winchester, Southampton, Hedge End, Totton, Dibden Purlieu, Ringwood and online. Through producing high quality theatre, singing, dance and film we aim to challenge prejudice and transform the lives of people with a learning disability.

The increase in confidence gained through stage performances has helped Blue Apple participants to enhance their social, personal and artistic skills and achieve public recognition for their talents

A group of people wearing light blue tee shirts stand in a dance studio about a metre apart from each other. Each person is holding their arms above their heads.

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