Beck Show
  • 'Expect The Unexpected' on the 19th May -Venue and Ticket Information

    The Show will be held on the 19th May at the Beck Theatre, Grange Road, Hayes, UB3 2UE. The theatre has its own car park

    Please purchase tickets direct from the theatre from this link..... BUY TICKETS HERE ..... All family and friends are very welcome

  • Arrival times for performers and parents

    Grade 2 and above to be dropped off at 11am

    Primary and Grade 1 children to be dropped of at 1.30pm

    No parents are allowed backstage or in the theatre during rehearsals or the show, so please return at 3.15pm ready for the start of the show at 3.30pm

    Show will end at approx. 6pm

  • What the children should bring on the day

    The children should bring snacks (no messy ones, no nuts and just water to drink). Also books/colouring for entertainment, but no electronics please. There is a list of other clothing required per class below.

  • Extra things to bring - ACTON MONDAY CLASSES

    GRADE 2: Girls - ballet tights, ballet shoes, hair in a bun: Felix: ballet shoes and black socks

    GRADE 4: ballet tights, satin ballet shoes with ribbons, hair in a bun

    INTERMEDIATE: Pink ballet tights, satin ballet shoes with ribbons, hair in a bun

    ADVANCED 1: Girls - Pink ballet tights, satin ballet shoes with ribbons, hair in a bun: Marshall - Grey tights and ballet shoes

  • Extra things to bring - ACTON TUESDAY CLASSES

    PRIMARY: Girls - Pink ballet tights, pink ballet shoes, hair in a bun: Freddie - white socks, black ballet shoes

    GRADE 1 Girls - Pink ballet tights, pink ballet shoes, hair in a bun: Ethan- white socks, black ballet shoes

  • Extra things to bring - ACTON WEDNESDAY CLASSES

    GRADE 3 Tap: Pink ballet tights, black tap shoes, hair in a bun

    GRADE 3 modern: Nothing extra needed, hair still in a bun

    GRADE 5 Tap: Black leggings, hair in a high pony tail

    GRADE 5 MODERN: Nothing extra needed, hair still in a high pony tail

    POINTE - pink ballet tights, pointe shoes, hair in a bun.

    INTERMEDIATE FOUNDATION: Pink ballet tights, satin ballet shoes with ribbons, hair in a bun

  • Extra things to bring - ACTON THURSDAY CLASSES

    PRIMARY: Pink ballet tights, pink ballet shoes, hair in a bun

    GRADE 3: Pink ballet tights, satin ballet shoes with ribbons, hair in a bun

    GRADE 6: Pink ballet tights, satin ballet shoes with ribbons, hair in a bun

  • Extra things to bring - ACTON FRIDAY CLASSES

    GRADE 1: Pink ballet tights, pink ballet shoes, hair in a bun

    GRADE 3: Pink ballet tights, satin ballet shoes with ribbons, hair in a bun

    GRADE 7 Tina: - Pink ballet tights, satin ballet shoes with ribbons, hair in a bun Marshall: - black tights, ballet shoes

  • Extra things to bring - MAIDA VALE MONDAY CLASSES

    GRADE 2/3: Pink ballet tights, pink ballet shoes, hair in a bun

    GRADE 3 Tap: Black Tap shoes, hair in a bun

    GRADE 3 Modern: nothing extra needed, hair in a bun

    Grade 4 - pink ballet tights, satin ballet shoes with ribbons, hair in a bun

  • Extra things to bring - MAIDA VALE TUESDAY CLASSES

    GRADE 1: Girls - pink ballet tights, pink ballet shoes, hair in a bun Alistair and Sam - Black trousers, white shirt, black ballet shoes

    GRADE 5: Pink ballet tights, satin ballet shoes with ribbons, hair in a bun

  • Extra things to bring - MAIDA VALE THURSDAY CLASSES

    MUSICAL THEATRE: Black school t-shirt, black leggings, black jazz shoes

    Acro: Nude footless tights, hair in a bun

  • Extra things to bring - MAIDA VALE FRIDAY CLASSES

    PRIMARY: Pink ballet tights, pink ballet shoes, hair in a bun

    GRADE 2: Anna, Malak, Kina - pink ballet tights, pink ballet shoes, hair in a bun Everyone else - pink ballet shoes, hair in a bun

    GRADE 3/4: Pink ballet tights, satin ballet shoes with ribbons, hair in a bun

  • Extra things to bring - SATURDAY CLASS

    Sat GRADE 2 Pink ballet tights, pink ballet shoes, hair in a bun

  • Hair and Make up Rules

    • Girls: Hair should be in a bun

    • Light make up is allowed, but not compulsory.

    • Jewellery is not allowed and should be removed before arrival as we can’t be responsible for any lost items

  • How do I put hair in a bun?

    This video should be of help.

  • Show Finale Rehearsal on the 18th May

    On Saturday 18th May all the children in Grades 2 ballet and above, all Tap & Modern, Musical Theatre and Acro will be required for a finale rehearsal from 3-4pm at Acton Ballet School, Ruskin Hall, Acton. Every year we try to put the finale together on stage and this is always the most stressful part of rehearsals. It is also the thing that causes the most problems if there is any kind of hitch. Last year the theatre had two major technical issues and this made it impossible to do our finale properly. This year I have decided to have a pre-show rehearsal to take some of the pressure off on the day. The rehearsal is only an hour long and will be free of charge. It is not compulsory, however those who do not attend will have a much lesser role on the day since they will not have learned the full routine.

  • Show Programmes

    Programmes will be available on the day at the theatre at a cost of £5, which will include access to the show photos when completed.

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