My child has a learning/physical/mental disability. Can they join?
Yes. We welcome everyone at OmniArts, and believe that anyone who wants to take part in the performing arts, should be able to. Please make us aware of your/their disability before the first session.
If you/your child usually requires a carer with them, then we would ask that they accompany them to every session.
If the disability you/they have requires special knowledge, then we would ask that someone accompanies them to lessons until the mentors have had a chance to learn about it, and go on a training course if necessary.
If you have any worries or queries about this, please don’t hesitate to contact our director, Becki on email@example.com or 07584662225 to have a chat, or arrange a meeting to talk things over.
All our groups have accessible access.
What performances do you do other than stage work?
We don’t like to put a limit on what it is we do – as a community led organisation, the members get to choose what they do, however here is a list of things that we have plans for at the moment:
- Stage Productions
- Screen Productions (getting involved in others films, as well as creating our own)
- Street Performances
- Improvisational Performances (think “Whose Line is it Anyway”)
- Events (this ranges from re-enactments to devised pieces to extracts from our favourite shows!)
We are also not limited to our own productions. We are always seeking out new places for us to perform, and competitions to enter.
What else do you do, other than performances?
We strongly believe that performing is only one part of our industry. There are many other parts that you should know about, and we do our best to help out members out with these. As with the performances, we don’t like to put a limit on what we do, as we expand as our members see fit, however here is a list of things that we do at the moment:
- Help students out with things such as CV’s, headshots and portfolio work.
- Offer a place for members creativity to shine. We take our members other talents and incorporate them into each show – whether that be writing, designing, painting, or anything else.
- Each student is given the opportunity to help with other aspects of a show – from castings, costumes and makeup, to producing, directing and promoting.
- Offer a library of useful books which can be borrowed by any student to help with their studying. The books in this library range from film studies, to plays and different styles of performing.
Our mentors are just that. They are not there to tell our students that there is a right and wrong way to everything, they are there to guide, and take on ideas. They are there to help not only in performance related things, but also as a friend, a shoulder to lean on, and an ear to listen.
What should I wear?
We recommend that you wear comfortable clothes to our sessions – not jeans or a dress / skirt.
Is there a discount available for relatives to attend?
Each of our groups have their own prices and discount schemes. Please see the pages for each group for details of these.
How often do we have to pay?
Payment is flexible. If possible, we would prefer for a minimum of four weeks to be paid for in advance for all of our groups, however we understand that this isn’t always possible, and so if you need a more flexible payment plan, this can be arranged.
Can my parent / guardian / carer stay to watch?
Yes, of course they can! If you can let us know before a session if you are having someone stay, that would be helpful.
What is parking like?
Our Youth Theatre and Adult Drama Group meet at Havelock Community Centre, which has a small car park. There is on street parking outside and in neighbouring roads. There is a resident only parking restriction from 5pm – 7pm in the neighbouring roads.
Our Music for the Mind session at Merchistoun has parking available on site, and on neighbouring roads.
Do you offer a free trial?
This differs for each group. Currently our youth theatre has a free first session, and Music for the Mind is free to attend. Our other groups do not currently have a free trial option.
Do we have to pay for missed lessons?
Missed lessons are chargeable if given less than one weeks notice, when under contract.
Do you run classes during holidays?
This is different per group. Please speak to your practitioner for your group.
Can my child join if term has already started?
Yes, depending on how far in to the term, and what we are working on.
How can I contact you?
Please contact the OmniArts director: Becki, via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or 07584662225