Our Holiday Projects are such fun and unforgettable weeks for anyone between the ages of 4 to 15. We run projects throughout the Easter and Summer Holidays and details of all our 2021 projects will be released shortly. All skill and experience levels are welcome!

October Half Term

This October Half Term come and join us for a completely free day of theatre as we devise our own play in just a day. Throughout the day we’ll devise a script, create a set and rehearse before performance at the end of the session to share with your friends and family! Let your imagination run free in this fun and fast-paced Holiday project. The Play in a Day week runs over 3 days with each day being for a different age group from the ages of 4-15 years. And that's right they're completely free!

Please note Play in a Day was postponed from April 2020. If you were booked onto the original dates, you don't need to re-book, however please do send us an email to confirm your place.

Project Details

We're delighted to announce the new October dates for 'Play in a Day'. Please note 'Play in a Day' was previously postponed due to COVID-19 from April. 

Ages 4-7 (Rec-Yr2) on Wednesday 28th October 2020 (9am-5pm)

Ages 7-11 (Yr3-Yr6) on Thursday 29th October 2020 (9am-5pm) FULLY BOOKED - PLEASE EMAIL US TO JOIN THE WAITING LIST

Ages 11-15 (Yr7-Yr10) on Friday 30th October 2020 (9am-5pm)

Cost: FREE

Where? Hook Church, Brook Road, Surbiton, KT6 5DB

Do you have any other questions? Please visit our FAQs section or email us at

Keeping you Safe

At South Side we will always put the health and safety of our young members at the centre of everything that we do. We're so excited to be welcoming you back to classes and projects,  but we will be welcoming you back with new measures in place to keep you safe but still just as fun and imaginative classes!

As a company we have developed a full COVID-19 Risk Assessment following Public Health England advice, which all our team will be briefed on and will be central to the development and planning of all classes and projects. Despite these guidelines we can still guarantee you every single class will still be just as fun and imaginative as before lockdown. 

You can relax that your young person will be coming to the safest place possible upon their return!

To find out the further guidelines we have put in place please click here.

How to Book

To book your place onto one of the days for 'Play in a Day' please complete our booking form by clicking here. We will then be in touch via email to confirm your place. Please note due to COVID-19 we have extrememly limited spaces on each day to allow for social distancing. Once classes are fully booked we will run a waiting list. 

Please note if you were previously booked onto the project back in April then you we will emailed with details of how to confirm your place for the new dates. Your place will be held until Sunday 11th October before we open general booking. To confirm your place, all you need to do is send us an email to confirm you can make the new dates. 

West End Summer Academy

Monday 27th July 2020 (FULLY BOOKED)

Learn and perform hit songs from some of the West End's most spectacular shows, taught to you by a incredible West End performer this Summer! Over the morning you'll learn the toe-tapping steps to hit musical theatre songs, with a massive emphasis on fun and inspiration. This is a Summer Holiday project you don't want to miss! You'll be dancing throughout the whole summer after enjoying the West End Summer Academy!

Please note we will also be running the project as part of the 'Tolworth Girls Summer School'. You can find further details of this below. 

Project Details

Please note the West End summer Aacademy is now fully booked. We are running a waiting list incase a space becomes available. To be added to the waiting list please email

Ages: 7-13 Years Old

When? Monday 27th July 2020 from 9:30am-12:30pm

Cost: £30 for the day (We do also offer subsidised places for those who require them. Please email us if you would like further information)

Where? the cornerHOUSE, 116 Douglas Road, Surbiton, KT6 7SB

Who will I work with? Throughout the morning you will work with Charlie Stemp, who is currently starring as Bert in the West End production 'Mary Poppins' and has previously performed in Wicked, Mamma Mia, as Arthur Kipps in Half a Sixpence and Hello Dolly on Broadway! More details on our West End Academy teachers can be found below.

Please note this project will be run with full COVID-19 Guidelines in place. You can see how we're keeping you safe here.

Tolworth Girls School Week

(Monday 20th- Friday 24th July 2020)

The West End Summer Academy will also be taking place at 'Tolworth Girls School' in Surbiton from Monday 20th - Friday 24th July 2020. As part of the Tolworth Girls Summer School for Tolworth Students, you will work with a incredible West End performer for a day, learning the choreography to a hit West End musical. Find out their secret tips and learn from the very best the West End has to offer! All experience levels are welcome! All you need are some comfy clothes and a willingness to dance!

Please note the 'Tolworth Week' is only open to Tolworth Girls School students due to Government Guidelines.

To book onto the Tolworth Girls School Week, please visit


West End Academy Teachers

We have an incredible team of West End & Experienced Teachers leading workshops in the West End Summer Academy at both the cornerHOUSE and Tolworth Girls. Find out more about them and when they will be leading workshops by clicking on their photo.



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