An exciting new venture from the Bish Bash Birthdays team

Where every child has the chance to POP

Our inclusive new performing arts group is a great way for children to be creative, build confidence and to challenge themselves. We want everyone to feel special and have the opportunity to shine. We don’t give out lead roles whilst others wait in the wings. Our unique approach is about building a portfolio of film and theatre work with each individual child balanced with them having fun and making friends in a group.

For children aged 5-11 years old in North London


The children will work towards the world-renowned LAMDA EXAMINATIONS in theatre performance and communication. Every child will receive some individual tuition whilst enjoying the social and supportive aspect of being part of a group. Preparing for the exams will be a fun, challenging and rewarding experience. Should a child not wish to complete the final examinations in December then they will not be obliged to do so. The journey along the way will still be extremely worthwhile. 


In addition to the LAMDA preparation, the children will explore the world of musicals, theatre and film. Their work will be filmed as part of our Saturday group sessions. Excerpts of their performances will then be shared at the summer showcase. Everyone can have a go at the star role! For instance, if your daughter has her heart set on being Annie then we’ll film her in the costume singing Tomorrow. We’ll screen some of her performance at the end of year showcase – inter-cut with our other Annies! 


Our summer showcase will take place in mid-July at the PHOENIX CINEMA in East Finchley. The cinema has over 250 seats so there’s plenty of room for family and friends to come and enjoy the show. We’ll be sharing clips, sketches and musical numbers filmed during our regular Saturday sessions. This is a unique and exciting opportunity for your child to star on the big screen. The showcase will also feature special live performances as well as our end of term presentation.




Commencing Saturday 24th February 2018



Beaumont Close Campus
3 Beaumont Close
The Bishops Avenue
East Finchley
London N2 0GA

There are excellent facilities at the Archer Academy including a private car park for easy drop-off and pick-up

Archer Academy (Beaumont Close Campus)


To find out more or to request a booking form

Contact: Deborah

Phone: 07932 686 139


Advance booking is essential

£10 Trial Session available

Over the years we’ve developed a reputation as a fantastic kids party provider. We have over 100 x 5 STAR reviews on Facebook and continue to entertain hundreds of kids every weekend. Bish Bash Birthdays was founded by Deborah Gersohn, who will be leading POPCORN Film and Theatre Workshop. Deborah has a Theatre Studies degree from the University of Warwick as well as a background in TV production having worked as a Script Editor on EastEnders, Tracy Beaker and The Worst Witch. She is delighted to be launching POPCORN Film and Theatre Workshop in February 2018. Together with her team of talented tutors, she looks forward to seeing you there. 

Meet our tutors

Fotina spent several years working as an assistant producer in television before returning to acting. She grew up in Greece and was part of the Children and Youth Theatre Company. Her experience working with children includes teaching drama at Rainbow summer camp. She is a bright and dedicated film maker and performer.

Bella is a graduate from ALRA and has performed professionally in the UK and Europe. She teaches at Muswell Hill School of Performing Arts and has previously worked for PQA and Divergent Drama. Bella spent her own youth completing the LAMDA examinations and looks forward to sharing her experience and passion.

Drou graduated from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama with a first class Masters in Musical Theatre and was also part of National Youth Music Theatre. Her experience working with young children includes running summer drama camps in Italy. She has lots of enthusiasm and an infectious sense of fun!

Each week the children will typically participate in:

Warm up activities
Drama games
An acting class
A muscial theatre session
Devised group work

All children will take part in the full range of activities – be it simply for fun or with the goal of completing the LAMDA Examinations

The younger children (Infants) will work towards:

LAMDA Introductory Examinations exploring poetry and communication
Cinema screening and showcase

The older children (Juniors) will work towards:

LAMDA Performance Examinations in Acting
LAMDA Musical Theatre Examinations
Cinema screening and showcase

Develop performance and communication skills

Be creative and learn about film and drama

Work in a group and make new friends

Grow in confidence and build the skills for success

That's all folks!