What is Youth Theatre?
YOUTH THEATRE is for those children who love to perform. Each year, every YT group perform their own full-scale musical or play. Everybody has a part (lead, minor or ensemble) and scripts and songs to bring home to practise. Within an academic year, one term is devoted to acting and performance skills, developing physical and vocal technique, exploring characterisation and story telling. For the other 2 terms, the group go into the rehearsal process for the show. Children will be needed for weekend rehearsals; over the course of 2 full terms, there will be about 5/6 extra rehearsals, roughly amounting to around 20 hours. This depends upon the production.
The buzz of a performance helps every young performer thrive and blossom in confidence. The cast make a true connection with each other and memories are formed.
If you feel as if you would love to be involved in drama activities but not the performances, The Tinderbox also provide a Drama Club. Please read here to find out about Drama Club and the differences between it and Youth Theatre.
Who leads Youth Theatre?
Andrea Turner, Artistic Director of The Tinderbox, leads the Junior YT and the 6pm Senior YT.
Megan Cooke, Drama practioner, leads the 5pm Senior YT.
What do I need to wear?
Loose, comfortable clothing. Youth Theatre take off their shoes during workshops, so socks are a must.
Do I need to bring anything?
No! Just yourself. If anyone is in need of a drink during the workshop, The Tinderbox has a kitchen and so you don’t even need to bring a water bottle!
When is Youth Theatre?
Weekly workshops are during term-time only. We take a break in school holidays and bank holidays but we do still meet on school InSet days as all schools take their InSet days at different times.
How do I book in?
Contact us here to book your place or to ask for a free taster session. You will be emailed a registration form to fill in once you begin Youth Theatre. Fees are payable in advance and on a full- termly basis.
Dates, Times & Cost
|Junior (School Year 2-5)||Monday 5.15-6.45pm||£10|
|Senior (School Year 6-13)||Tuesday 5-6.30pm||£10|
|Senior (School Year 6-13)||Tuesday 6-7.30pm||£10|
- Fees are paid full-termly and in advance
- Payment to be made on receipt of invoice- refunds will not be 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 and no reimbursements are made. If TTPAC are unable to reschedule, reimbursement will be made.