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With the Summer Holidays just around the corner, it's time to let you know what's going on at UP Studios.

Our Summer Youth Project, Hairspray Jr, is still seeking cast members to #WearTheWig - so if you're looking for a 2 week project full of all-singing, all-dancing fun then check out the dates and project details here.

This year our Summer Workshops will be based at our newly refurbished venue, UP Studios in Hamble. 

4-9yr olds can join in for a week long mini musical project, The Bee Musical! (Individual days can also be booked)

9+ yr olds can choose from day workshops focusing on Stop Motion Animation, Voiceovers and Musical Theatre (check individual age ranges below).

You can view all events by going to our What's On page.

4-9yr olds: The Bee Musical

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Join us for 5 days of unBEElievable fun centred around the BEEutiful Bee Musical. Learn songs and dances, create costumes and props, explore characters and script work, and find out all about our wonderful friend - the Bee! Lead by Light UP’s amazing team in our studio theatre, this week-long performance experience can be booked for any one individual day, or as the entire week with a showcase at the end.


Day 1: Buzzin’ Around - play lots of fun and silly games all about bees, and learn a musical number and dance.

Day 2: To Bee a Bee -  explore how to bring your bee character to life, and what it takes to be a bee.

Day 3: Hive Time - learn all about how to work together as a group to create a performance, and find out how we can help bees in our everyday lives.

Day 4: Arts and Crafts - An arts and crafts day painting bees, flowers and how to create a bee-friendly garden.

Day 5: Bee a Star - a day full of acting, singing, dancing and bee-ing a performing superstar!


When: 9am-3:30pm Mon-Fri 26th-30th July

Where: UP Studios, Hamble

Price: £75 for the whole week, which is a discount on the daily price and breaks down to just £15 per day


There is also the option to book on to individual days, this is £20 for Light UP Members and £25 for the general public. 


Please bring lunch with you. 

One Day Workshops

9-13yr olds Stop Motion Animation Workshop


Create your own Stop Motion Animation with filmmaker Caroline James. This one day workshop will see you put together your very own Stop Animation short up to 30 seconds long! Using your imagination and with direction from Caroline you’ll learn how to get creative using just household objects and your smartphone (using the app Stop Motion Studio); leaving with a short animation to show off to friends and family. 


Iconic films such as Wallace and Gromit, Chicken Run and The Nightmare Before Christmas prove that this distinctive animation technique is timeless and memorable. We’ll show you how to recreate this technique as a beginner (and demonstrate that you don’t need a multi-million pound budget!)

When: Tuesday 27th July, 9:00am-3:30pm

Where: UP Studios, Hamble

Price: £20 for general public, £15 for Light UP members

Please bring lunch with you.

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10-16yr olds Voiceover Workshop


Practice your voiceover skills in this one day voiceover workshop with Artistic Director Rosanna Sloan.

Participants aged 10-16yrs can learn a new acting skill and record their own voiceovers at this one day workshop at UP Studios, Hamble. Let your imagination run wild as you experiment with different characters, voices and sounds.


Find out how voiceovers work, the technique, how to get into this industry and tips for recording.

When: Wednesday 28th July, 9:00am-3:30pm

Where: UP Studios, Hamble

Price: £20 for general public, £15 for Light UP members

Please bring lunch with you.

12-16 yr olds Musical Theatre Masterclass


We’ve all been missing that magical feeling of singing songs with other people and making a wonderful sound...and now Light UP is offering you the chance to bring that feeling back!

Learn some of your favourite musical theatre numbers from the West End and Broadway, and master your technique, confidence and passion for singing in this one day workshop.


This workshop will include guidance on fun and supportive physical and vocal techniques, as well as letting your inner Musical Theatre Star shine by learning some of Broadway’s best songs. Led by musical director Rosie Peters, you will develop your skills in ensemble singing, harmonies, character, and solos - it’s time to sing your heart out!

When: Thursday 29th July, 9:00am-3:30pm

Where: UP Studios, Hamble

Price: £20 for general public, £15 for Light UP members

Please bring lunch with you.

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