In the event that circumstances beyond our control prevent sessions from running due to school or venue closures. We will not be able to offer any sort of refund for the missed sessions. As this is something completely out of yours and our control, and in fact, something which is being forced upon us in the case of public safety. We would, however, endeavour to do our best to replace missed sessions at the end of the term.

My staff and I are determined to try and continue the smooth running of Theatre Arts. We endeavour to continue provide your child with the best performing arts service.
Your child's welfare and safety is always our top priority.

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Starburst Performers

Theatre Arts Starburst Performers Project is a NEW and unique Theatre in Education project.

We invite young people aged 18 – 25, to collaborate with us, to create and deliver interactive performances and workshops, with PSHE themes, for Primary Schools.
Starburst was founded by Verity McCormick (Company Director) and Liz Donnelly (Creative Director).

Our team and Student Performers are all fully DBS checked with up-to-date enhanced disclosures.

We cover Hampshire and West Sussex, with the view to tour most of the South of England.


Our programs can be flexible to accommodate your school’s needs without compromising on quality. Our shows are designed to be fluid and adaptable to be as accessible as possible.

Outdoor Covid Secure Productions/Workshops.

Performances will take place outside on the playground or field, as well as inside school halls/classrooms (GOV guidelines permitting) We can provide extension resources and suggested activities to further the children’s experience with us and to reinforce what they’ve learned from our visit.

We provide everything including; props; costume; and set. School staff can participate as much or as little as they like, whilst being confident that Starburst staff will manage the group for the time they are with us.

We can provide extension resources and suggested activities to further the children’s experience with us and to reinforce what they’ve learned from our visit.

We understand the sensitive nature of some PSHE themes and we intend to support schools with our medium of theatre, and drama to tackle these issues with the Children.

All our shows and workshops can be adapted for KS1 and KS2.

Our two fantastic touring PSHE & Post Covid themed productions for 2021 Season.

Unique-Horns (PSHE key stage 1)

Main Themes: Self worth and value in each others differences.

4 new friends work together to face a challenge using their unique differences.

Lockdown has given us an opportunity to appreciate our community and the different roles we have within it. We have worked together as a country to keep each other safe. Unique-horns explores how we can help each other through difficult times to find the rainbow.

Miss YOU in the ZOO (PSHE & Covid 19 Key stage 2)

Themes: Lockdown relevant, making friends, how to show kindness.

2 new animals in the zoo become best friends…… but in separate enclosures. Good friends will always be there for each other.

Lockdown has sadly prevented us from seeing our loved ones, and we have learned to appreciate the small things we can sometimes take for granted. Miss you in the Zoo explores alternative ways to remind each other that we care, and to think positively in hopes for a brighter, and more fun, future!

Booking Information

Full day Show/Workshop Season 1 discount £275.

Full day Show/Workshop Season 1 discount £175.

For your FREE Starburst Performers Project Information Pack or to Book our Full day or Half Day Starburst Performers Show/Workshop. Please email or call 07971667296 for further details.

Supported by

Portsmouth City Council

National Lottery Arts council (funding)

We are trying to crowdfund to cover the set up cost of this wonderful project. This would allow up to 10 young people to take part in this project for free. It would allow also allow us to take our production into inner city schools across the south at no cost to the schools.