Junior Youth Theatre

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Mondays 6:30pm – 8.00pm
School years 7 – 9

Taking on a whole range of different projects over the course of a year, Juniors is great place to dive in to Riding Lights Youth Theatre.

Autumn and Summer are traditionally skills based terms.  These are packed with drama games, and fun exercises to get you thinking theatrically. In the past, courses have covered:

  • storytelling
  • devising
  • physical theatre
  • improvisation
  • mask and character work

…to name but a few! Skills terms often end with a sharing of work for an invited audience.

Spring is when Juniors take the stage with their production term! The past few years have seen Juniors tackle a number of adventurous plays including turning Shakespeare on its head with a unique version of A Comedy of Errors, a take on John Wyndham’s The Chrysalids and adventuring in Narnia with The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.

Production terms give Juniors the chance to experience a creating a show all the way from page to stage, finishing off 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!

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

Cost: £80.00 per 10 week term (bursaries are available – call for more information)

Junior Youth Theatre (school years 7-9)

Autumn Term 2019
Planet Shapers
This term Acting Up and Juniors will both be working on the topic of Climate Change. They will work within their own groups using storytelling techniques, music and puppetry to devise scenes that highlight the dangers of climate change and tell real life accounts of disaster displacement. Once a month the groups will come together to share their work and take part in a joint session. At the end of term both groups will stage a short performance, showcasing their work to an invited audience.

Juniors meet on Monday evening, 6.30-8pm from 9th September – 9th December (except half term on the 28th October)
Acting Up (14-18s) meet on Wednesday evening, 6pm-8pm from 4th September – 18th December (except half term on 30th October)

There will be joint sessions on:
Wednesday 18th September, 6-8pm
Wednesday 9th October, 6-8pm
Wednesday 29th November, 6-8pm
Wednesday 4th December – Sharing
Please note that on these weeks there will be no Monday evening session for Juniors.