What happens at The Tinderbox Youth Theatre?
The Tinderbox Youth Theatre gives children and young adults the opportunity to explore their imaginations. Through games, physical and vocal warm-ups and skills, devised and scripted drama, they will develop their creative and acting skills, and also make special friendships along the way.
All children will have the chance to perform at least once a year. The opportunities range from outdoor plays, to community based events, to stage shows, to concerts. WEEKLY WORKSHOPS WILL EITHER BE PART OF THE REHEARSAL PROCESS FOR A PRODUCTION OR WILL BE TECHNIQUE AND SKILLS BASED WORKSHOPS.
Infants- Main production rehearsals- Sept- Nov (Nov performance). Skills workshops Dec-July.
Juniors -Main production rehearsals Sept-Mar (Mar performance). Skills workshops Mar-July.
Seniors- Main production rehearsals Jan-June (June/July performance). Skills workshops Sept-Dec.
Informal showcases will be held at the end of each term when the students are not rehearsing for their main annual show.
What to expect from The Tinderbox Youth Theatre
Being a member of a youth theatre, finds a part of your personality that you know is there but may have been hidden away.
By spending time rehearsing and performing with friends who love what you love, your confidence grows and memories start to form. Youth Theatre is a very special thing.
Youth Theatre requires a good level of commitment and teaches the students patience, teamwork and respect for their fellow actors. Youth Theatre is more than a weekly club- students give so much of themselves to it. Their hard work matters to them and the performances are a celebration of that. During long-term rehearsal processes, students will be asked to attend some weekend (Sat or Sun) rehearsals near to the time of performance.
The holiday workshops are not just for the Youth theatre. They are open to everyone.
During the longer school holidays, a range of special events (including Summer and Easter Schools) will be available to book into, including unique opportunities to be part of workshops held by theatre professionals.
Who runs The Tinderbox Youth Theatre?
The Principal, Andrea Turner. The Performing Arts have always played a large part in Andrea’s life. From playing the violin and competing in national competitions at the Royal Festival Hall to studying Acting and gaining first class honours at Bretton Hall, Andrea has a true passion for theatre. And always has. She wants to pass this on.
Youth Theatre Timetable & Cost
|Infant (Reception -Year 2)||4-4.45pm||£4|
|Junior (Year 3-5)||5-6.30pm||£7|
|Junior (Year 3-5)||4-5.30pm||£7|
|Senior (Year 6-13)||5.15-6.45pm||£7|
|Senior (Year 6-13)||7-8.30pm||£7|
- Fees are paid termly and in advance
- Payment is to be made on receipt of invoice and refund are not made once payment has been received.
- No refunds are made for non-attendance of students.
- Any classes cancelled by The Tinderbox Performing Arts Centre will be rescheduled.
Please contact us to reserve your place now.
Visit the Gallery page for rehearsal and performance photos.