Express Arts

Express Arts

Express Arts run three exciting drama groups for ages 7-16 & delivers workshops in schools around the North West. Be creative. Be confident. Be yourself.

A variety of workshops in everything about theatre from Acting to Stage Management. Seniors (12-16 Year Olds)

WHEN? Every Wednesday Evening from 6:15-8:45pm. WHERE? The drama studio at the Pyramid & Parr Hall, Warrington Town Centre. COST? It costs ยฃ6 a week, but you first session is free! HOW? Book a place by e-maling [email protected] or just turn up to any session! Juniors (7-11 Year Olds)

WHEN? Every Saturday morning from 10am-11.30am (starting on 24th January 2015)

WHERE? It costs ยฃ5 a week, but you first session is free! Want more information? Just get in touch. From your tutors,

Sammi, Amy & Hollie

Operating as usual


We are happy to say that we are FINALLY able to start back one of our classes next week! Our Lymm class will be back on Monday the 2nd of November with all the necessary covid measures in place and we look forward to welcoming the class back! Please message us if you know of anyone interested in joining in!!


Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival

Tonight we stand in solidarity with cultural venues across the globe tonight in support of #LightItInRed highlighting the huge challenges we are facing across the sector.
We are fortunate to have reopened the Pyramid Arts Centre but our beautiful Parr Hall remains dark โค๏ธ
If you love live events, arts & culture please support us ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ

๐Ÿ“ธ by @dalelandps

#wemakeevents #warrington #liveevents #savetheatre


A throwback to our past performance of Great Expectations!! ๐Ÿคฉ

So proud of these young people! Well done to the cast of Great Expectations for yesterday's performance. More photos to follow soon.


A little throwback to our junior group having fun doing some drama in our local library!!! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ“š


Our lovely friends over at Minerva Arts are running some amazing online creative sessions this August. Including Dance, Drama and Visual Arts for ages 7-18. For dates, times and more info go to

๐ŸฆEARLY BIRD OFFER ๐Ÿฆ - If you book before 31st July for our Summer Sessions you can receive our early bird discount! Get creative with drama, dance or visual arts in the safety of your own home, while still socialising and building confidence. For dates, times and to book please go to ๐Ÿ™Œ 07/07/2020

Keep Creative and #stayhome - YouTube

Hey everyone!! Many apologies we havent posted any challenges recently!! We have been really busy heading back to our other jobs and trying to get used to this 'new normal' as I am sure everyone is!!

Its looking like we probably will not be returning to classes until September at the earliest now, which is ashame but we are so excited to get back to it!!

We are hopefully going to be running an online session next month to get all our members back doing some drama before we go back to class! We will keep you updated on that!

For now, dont forget all our challenges are available over on our YouTube channel so you can do them anytime you like and send us some pictures!!!

See you soon!
Team Express A series of drama and craft activities to keep the kids busy at home! 22/06/2020

Create a National Book Token design Win a ยฃ10 National Book Token for your child and each of their classmates


See our video below for our composition challenge!!! ๐Ÿ“ธ This is Sammi's attempt!! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š



Just a little update from us along with another photography related challenge!!

We would like you to take 20-40 DIFFERENT photographs of the same item to really work on your composition and practice taking photographs from different angles and distances!!!

Post your collages below!!! ๐Ÿ“ธ 27/05/2020

Drama games | Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse theatres

Some brilliant games here to get involved in if you're bored!! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š The world is your stage!


Hello!! We are missing everyone so much!! ๐Ÿ˜ขWe cannot wait until it is safe for us to start back our classes again!!! We hope your are all keeping safe and we will be in touch with everyone when we know more information about it being safe to do so! 19/05/2020

Michael Morpurgo to retell Shakespeare's plays using modern language for young readers | WhatsOnStage

This looks like a great opportunity to get to know Shakespeare a bit better!! The author has announced plans for a new book


Culture Warrington

Today marks #internationalmuseumday and we're delighted to have received Arts Council England funding to develop a new online platform showcasing our magnificent museum - Warrington Museum & Art Gallery!

This will help us continue to develop our great work in the community and education sectors whilst creating opportunities for our #warrington artists. Thank you Arts Council England!

We can't wait to get started! โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ™Œ

#museum #NationalLottery



Amy has a challenge if you all choose to accept it!!!!

We play lots of drama games and do lots of drama activities during our classes!
Lots of these classes develop lots of different skills!

We would like you to create your own drama game or activity to help develop some drama skills!!

You can create your own from scratch, or take inspiration from something we have done in class!! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

If you do this, send us a message with your game or activity and we may even play it when we get back to class!! 08/05/2020

Keep Creative and #stayhome - YouTube

Just a reminder that ALL of the challenges we have been posting are available in our keep creative at home playlist over on YouTube!!!

That means you can take part in any of them at any time!!!

We hope you are all keeping well!! A series of drama and craft activities to keep the kids busy at home!


What's In The Box ? Challenge!


Join Sammi and guess what is in the box! This challenge is all about miming and using body language to act. We dont always need props when we are trying to keep things minimal!

Feel free to post your own what's in the box challenge for us to guess!!!!

Join Sammi and guess what is in the box!


Take your own sound journey!!


Join Hollie as she takes you on a journey through a haunteddddd houseee!! wooooo!!!

Make your own sound journey and tell us a story using items to make different noises!


We have a new bunch of words for inspiration with our next #photochallenge2020 !!



Some AMAZING pictures taken by Cleo from our oil photography tutorial last week!!!

#keepcreative #photography #expressarts



Amy's challenge for you this week is to get crafty and creative and make your own animal mask!!!!

What will you create!?!


Photographing oil!! Today's challenge, see below if you want to create stunning pictures like this!!


How to take exciting images of oil!!

๐Ÿ“ธ PHOTOGRAPHY CHALLENGE๐Ÿ“ธ Creating patterns using oil!!

Let's grab some basic items you can find in your kitchen and make some gorgeous patterns to photograph!

This is really simple and easy to do with some super creative results!!

Show us your images!!!

Sammi teaches you how to use what's in your kitchen to do some creative photography!


One of our fabulous youth theatre members Matilda has been getting creative with her dad while at home!! This is her artwork 'Corona Lisa'. Well done guys!

#keepingcreative #stayathome #artwork


Some brilliant characters created as part of Amy's character challenge that she set last week!! If you want to give it a go check out the video:


How to make a Happy Jar


Today our own fabulous Jess teaches you how to make your own Happy Jar!!

Let's get crafty and creative this Easter Sunday and fill our day with positivity!!!

Please share pictures of your jar below and if you would like to, a few things you have written to put inside!!

Jess teaches us how to make a Happy Jar and spread some positivity!


We have a new photo challenge!!!!! ๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿ“ธ


Poetry Challenge


Join Hollie as she shows you how to create a Senses Poem, just using one room in your home for inspiration! Check out the video below and please send us your poems by either commenting on this post or emailing us at [email protected]


๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿ‘ต๐Ÿ‘ฑโ€โ™€๏ธCHARACTER CHALLENGE๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿฆณ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿฆฑ๐Ÿง”

So today's challenge has been set by Amy!!!

This is all about having fun and thoroughly getting to know your characters!!

Use your favourite characters for inspiration or be super creative and make up your own!!

Take a picture of your characters and share them with us!


Weve got some gorgeous photographs from Ash and Cleo as they take part in our photo challenge this week!! Day 2: BLUE


We havent forgot all our camera club members!!! ๐Ÿ“ธ Here is a photo challenge for the next 7 days!

Open to anyone who wants to get involved!

Upload your pictures into the comments every day and we can see what you decide to photograph!


Thanks to Ash and Cleo for some brilliant freezeframes as part of our most recent challenge!! Just a reminder if you would like to get involved, the words are POWER, FRIENDSHIP and FREEDOM!!!
๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค— 02/04/2020

Museum Asks People To Recreate Paintings With Stuff They Can Find at Home, Here Are The Results

This is a good giggle!! Even though most of us are stuck at home and can't go out and enjoy art in museums, that doesn't mean that life is boring or uncultured. The Getty Museum in Los Angeles challenged art fans to post photos of themselves recreating their favorite works of art from the safety of their homes. People resp...



Today's challenge is all about freeze frames and interpreting words!
It's great to see how people interpret the same words differently.

Let's try and get the whole family involved!
Either photograph or film your freeze frames (frozen image) for the words POWER, FRIENDSHIP & FREEDOM.

See Sammi's example in the comments down below!! 28/03/2020

10 Creative photoshoots to do at home

One for our camera club members!!!! ๐Ÿ“ธ If youโ€™re stuck indoors, there are plenty of ways you can practice photography at home and get creative with just your camera. From natural light portrait photography to simple food photography atโ€ฆ



Show us your drama skills and see how emotional you can be, and how many emotions we can think of!!

This is open to everyone not just our classes!!!


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A variety of workshops in everything about theatre from Acting to Stage Management.

Seniors (12-16 Year Olds)

WHEN? Every Wednesday Evening from 6:15-8:45pm.

WHERE? The drama studio at the Pyramid & Parr Hall, Warrington Town Centre.

COST? It costs ยฃ7 a week, but you first session is free!

HOW? Book a place by emaling [email protected] or just turn up to any session!

Juniors (7-11 Year Olds)

WHEN? Every Saturday morning from 10am-11.30am (starting on 24th January 2015)

WHERE? The drama studio at the Pyramid & Parr Hall, Warrington Town Centre.

COST? It costs ยฃ5 a week, but you first session is free!

HOW? Book a place by e-mailing [email protected] or just turn up to any session!

Lymm (7-11 Year Olds)

WHEN? Every Monday afternoon 4:30 - 5:45 pm

WHERE? Lymm Village Hall, Pepper Street, Lymm village.

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Take your own sound journey!!
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Pyramid & Parr Hall
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Saturday 10:00 - 11:30
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