Acting Up! Youth Theatre

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ActingUp-weblogoAges 14 – 18+
Wednesday 6:30 – 8:30pm

Specifically designed for Youth Theatre members with additional needs or disabilities, Acting Up! is the ideal place for young people needing more support to get involved with Drama in a safe and encouraging environment.

Do you:

  • Have an interest in performance?
  • Want to develop your creativity?
  • Want to learn theatre skills?
  • Have the opportunity to have fun, build confidence and socialise in a safe, friendly space?

…then Acting Up! might be right for you. You don’t need to be a ‘star’ or even have any prior acting experience! Sessions are run at a pace to suit those taking part and are led by practitioners who are experienced in working with young people with additional needs or disabilities.

Acting Up! takes on a wide variety of projects over a year and previous projects have covered areas such as:

  • comedy
  • devising
  • digital storytelling
  • working with Shakespeare

Autumn and Spring are skills terms, which often end with a sharing of work for an invited audience. The Summer is our production term.  This gives participants the chance to experience a full, group devised production with a performance run at Friargate Theatre: our professional studio theatre and home to Riding Lights Theatre Company. Whichever term you join us for, you can be sure that you’ll finish the term having had a great time with a whole range of new theatre skills under your belt!

Interested?

If you would like more information, or would like to have an informal chat about your needs (or the needs of a young person in your care), please call us on 01904 655317.

We are proud that Acting Up! has been awarded the GOOD PLACE TO COME award from PACT, a branch of The Children’s Society, and was nominated for a York Culture Award in Excellence in Cultural Equality & Diversity.

To find out more give us a call on 01904 655317
Apply online here or download the Youth Theatre Application Form

Cost: £70 per 10 week term (bursaries and fully funded places are available – call for more information).

Spring Term 2019 – Breaking New Ground

A new year – a new start! Acting Up! just keeps growing (in size and ambition!) so this term, as well as welcoming new members, we will be trialling a new format. The first hour of each session will focus on our younger members as they learn new theatre skills through fun games, improvisation and exercises, discovering how to be an acting ensemble. The last hour will focus on the older age group as they take these same skills deeper and explore writing and devising new work… And there will be plenty of opportunities for joint-creativity, socialising and sharing work between these two sessions as all ages join together.

By half-term, we will know the theme/story for our next major production, and casting, rehearsals and general excitement will begin for 2019’s awesome summer show.

Please note the new times and age ranges…

Every Wednesday Evening
14-19s 6.00pm – 7.45pm
19-24s 7.15pm – 9.00pm

Wednesday 9th January-Wednesday 3rd April
(except half term on Wednesday 27th February)

YT Pizza & Film Party:
Wednesday 10th April, 6.30 -8.30pm

Cost: £70 (Bursaries are available, please ask)