Join TRY theatre, the first and so far only English-language drama school in Croatia!

Our activities are based on workshops that take place twice a week for 60, 75 or 90 minutes. The students learn the fundamentals of acting, articulation, accents, movement, breathing techniques and expression. All workshops are conducted in English, and students are divided into groups of twelve or less. With the youngest students, of course, Croatian is also in use. It is not uncommon for students to think that they will not be able to follow classes in English, but everyone finds their voice after a week or so. Since public performance is a large part of your preparation as an actor, TRY theatre produces one show per year with each group. This gives students a chance to see how much work goes into a production and feel the thrill of walking the lit-up stage.

All Rijeka workshops take place at our studios in HKD na Sušaku. The monthly tuition fee for the 2016/17 season is below.

Please download the release form (Pristupnica), sign it, print it and have your kids bring it to class.

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Our Pricing Plans

Rijeka Tuition


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    Kiddos (1st-2nd grade)

    160 kuna per month > two 60 minute classes a week

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    Juniors (3rd-4th grade)

    160 kuna per month > two 60 minute classes a week

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    Elementary (5th-6th grade)

    180 kuna per month > two 75 minute classes a week

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    Middle School (7th-8th grade)

    180 kuna per month > two 75 minute classes a week

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    High School

    200 kuna per month > two 90 minute classes a week

Kastav Tuition


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    Juniors (2nd-3rd grade)

    160 kuna per month > two 60 minute classes a week

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    Middle School (7th-8th grade)

    180 kuna per month > two 75 minute classes a week

Opatija Tuition


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    Juniors (3rd-4th grade)

    160 kuna per month > two 60 minute classes a week

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    Elementary (5th-6th grade)

    180 kuna per month > two 75 minute classes a week

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    Middle School (7th-8th grade)

    180 kuna per month > two 75 minute classes a week

If you have any questions about our tuition fees please don’t hesitate to contact us.

 

TRY was more than just an after-school activity for my son. It was the first time we saw him truly inspired, like a flame inside him had been ignited. I don’t know if it was what they were doing in class or who he was doing it with, probably a combination of both. Whatever it was, it is the kind of flame every parent wants to see ignited in their child. Thank You TRY!Elizabeth Hughes Komljen
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What Parents can Expect

The TRY theatre year starts and ends simultaneously with the regular Croatian school year, but its programme is vastly different. When comparing TRY theatre to any other English class, you will immediately notice a significant difference in both the approach and the end result: at TRY, the focus is placed on acting and informal learning, as opposed to grading students and creating pressure of “performing well”. Every rehearsal is a test in itself. Students unknowingly test their confidence, creativity and understanding while participating in the exercises and engaging with each other. The process leads to the final play: have they gotten the confidence they need to speak in front of a large audience? Have they used their innate talent in English to properly deliver their lines? Have they used their creativity to the fullest to give life to their characters? These challenges would be considerable for anyone, let alone someone going through puberty or adolescence.

We are proud to say that no student has so far failed, and we don’t believe anyone ever will. Because at TRY theatre the young actors have fun, let their emotions out, create strong bonds with their fellow thespians and help and motivate each other in every single class, every single rehearsal, every time they come in early and have tea and every time they wait for the bus together. They develop and grow, one day at a time. It’s a lot more than a drama school.

The first month and a half are usually reserved for various creative exercises, getting to know one another and creating a compact team that is well connected. Toward the end of November the students start working on their play, the teachers giving them small amounts of text at a time and everyone trying on every role: we believe that is extremely important because it gives each student the opportunity to try out very different characters with very different personalities. Before the final show towards the end of the school year, every student will be given a role that fits him and vice versa.

The TRY schedule offers several possibilities for each child so families can easily adapt as it fits them best. Of course, the classes intensify before productions, meaning the students might be asked to come in more and sometimes during the weekends, for both rehearsals and costume fitting. The final play is usually performed for 3 to 4 nights with a changing cast, giving each student the opportunity to rest for one or two nights or switch his role with someone else’s. Our youngest thespians usually perform only one night.

I’ve been a member of TRY for two years now and this past year I got the opportunity to co-write V for Verona with Ivan and it was definitely one of the best experiences of my life – it was a big learning process for me. V for Verona was an idea I pitched to Ivan at the beginning of the school year, he liked it and proposed we present it to the class, they liked it too, so we decided to develop it into something bigger. New characters and scenes were brought in throughout the year to accommodate to our class. Ivan wrote scenes and helped me write mine and during the writing flow we discussed characters and scenes. I feel so thankful for this experience!

-Lisa Mihelec