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Join us for a weekly class for everything performance at the Barony Centre, West Kilbride. 


The Barony Centre

(Craft Town Scotland),

50 Main Street, West Kilbride,

KA23 9AW.


Every Saturday from 20th to April until 29th of June (not inc. bank holidays).



Ages 8-16

Price options available.

Choose either:

£8, £10, £12 per session

Who & Cost

Music & Co-Founder of Showcraft

Zara is from West Kilbride and is the director of Kickstart Opera CIC. She is a GTCS qualified teacher and Masters of Music graduate from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Outside teaching, Zara is also a freelance Opera Singer. 

Zara Wardrop

Drama & Co-Founder of Showcraft

Joe Douglas is a director, writer, creative producer, dramaturg and occasional performer. He is the Chair of Theatre Directors Scotland.

Joe  Douglas


Max is a filmmaker from West Kilbride, who recently directed the short film Different Ways, which was created a produced locally with a team of young people, most of whom were recently arrived to North Ayrshire. Max has a growing list of community based and commercial clients across Scotland.

Max McGregor

Costume Design 

Stephanie has been working in theatre in costume departments since 1999, as a freelance costume maker & supervisor, before taking on the permanent role of Head of Costume at National Theatre of Scotland in 2019. 

Stephanie Thorburn

Our Team


Fiona will lead sessions on prop making and scenic art. She is an artist, art therapist and writer, who volunteers her skills regularly to work with the children at West Kilbride Primary School.

Fiona MacIntosh


Parker is a mezzo-soprano Opera Singer born and raised in Oklahoma, USA. Parker regularly performs musical theatre, cabaret, choral, concert, and operatic works as a soloist. In addition to her performing, she is deeply committed to being an advocate for the arts in order to make classical music more accessible to all people.

Parker Millspaugh


Roisin is a soprano from Adelaide, Australia. Roisin is a representative for unions in the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and is taking on freelance administrative work. 

Roisin Linehan


Gianna Nesti is a Bachelor of Education student at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. She is currently training to be a music teacher in Scotland. 

Gianna Nesti


Sessions run every Saturday, 2-4pm,  from the 20/04/24 (omitting 25/5) until 29/06/24.

West Kilbride public hall Kickstart Opera Easter show

Book Now!

Please complete the booking form here and email to


Children will dive into a world of creativity as they explore the fundamentals of costume design and prop making through exciting and enjoyable activities. From designing costumes to crafting props, they'll unleash their imagination while learning essential skills for bringing their artistic visions to life on stage or screen



Children will dive deep into character work through interactive games and exercises. From exploring different emotions to creating memorable personas, they'll unleash their creativity and imagination, while developing valuable skills for the future.



Children will embark on a fun-filled journey to learn the building blocks of music. Through engaging activities like musicianship games, movement, group singing lessons, they'll discover the joy of making music while acquiring essential skills for musical success.



Children will explore everything behind the scenes of film-making, diving into film production and receiving an introduction to camera techniques. They'll also dive into the exciting realm of stagecraft, honing physical awareness, leadership skills, and show management abilities.



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