Saturday Morning Drama Club is for primary school aged students. There are 2 working groups, the first for 7 - 9 year old's and the second for 9 - 11 year old's. The groups meet in term time working in 2 blocks of 6 weeks running in each term for 36 weeks of the year. Each half term has an aim, but the specific objectives are developed in consultation with the participants. The group is led by the Drama Club Leader with an Assistant. There are approximately 20 members in each group. Members pay £120/£90/£60 per year and there are (limited) bursuries available. The groups are auditioned annually running in line with the calender year.
Storymaker is a traditional piece of storytelling for children aged 3 - 6. Storymaker runs once a month on a Saturday Morning during the professional seasons upstairs in the New Wolsey Theatre Bar. Storymaker is also available for schools, libraries, and community venues to buy. The Storymaker has two outcomes, Little Story for 3 and 4 year olds lasts for 20 minutes and is followed by a structured playtime and Big Story for 5 and 6 year olds lasts for 25 minutes and is followed by the opportunity for the participants to make their own version of the story that has been told. An actor from the New Wolsey Theatre performs the story, directed by the Associate Director. The performances held at the NWT are split into two sessions. The first is Little Story, half an hour after the story finishes, the second is Big Story.
Children's Shows at the New Wolsey Studio are presented once a month, excluding the summer break, and run for an extended period up to and over Christmas. The work is made up of a variety of touring productions from established and emerging Children's Theatre companies. The programme is designed to meet the needs of younger children aged 2 - 7. Tickets are sold at £7.00 per head, without discounts for sitting on knees or concessions. Productions perform between either 2 or sometimes 3 times through the day. This successful provision is complemented by the Storymaker offer, and is succeeded by some events in the main programme and the Drama Club offer.