Senior Youth Theatre

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Tuesdays: 6pm – 8pm
School Years: 10 – 13


Taking on a variety of different projects over the course of a year, Seniors is a great way to stretch your skills and become a part of Riding Lights Youth Theatre.

Spring and Summer are traditionally skills based terms, giving you a chance to really develop your skills. In the past, courses have covered:

  • improvisation
  • comedy
  • physical theatre
  • working with a text
  • street theatre

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

Autumn is when Seniors take the stage with their production term! The past few years have seen Seniors tackling Feathers in the Snow, Murder by Poe, take on Shakespeare with performances on the Wagon Stage at The Rose Theatre, and explore the effects of climate change with Rumours of Polar Bears, their 2019 Production. With all the uncertainty in the world at the moment, we’re making the Seniors’ Autumn term an online skills term, so that we have the best chance to create something brilliant in our performance term (now Spring 2021).

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!

Autmn 2020
Comedy Crash Course

Tuesday evenings 6-8pm
This course will start online but may move to Friargate Theatre as restrictions ease.

With all the uncertainty in the world at the moment, we’re making the Seniors’ Autumn term an online skills term, so that we have the best chance to create something brilliant in our performance term (now Spring 2021).

In the meantime, we’ll be fighting back against the uncertainty with a crash course in creating comedy. Create memorable characters who can split sides with a mere facial expression. Explore comic timing and find your comedic voice.

We’ll show off our new found skills in a joint comedy night with Senior Youth Theatre at the end of term. The performance will either be online, or live at Friargate Theatre, depending on how government guidelines stand.

Seniors 22nd September – 1st December
(except half term 27th October)
Performance on 1st December, 7pm

Course fee £65

PLEASE NOTE the new start time of 6pm.

To find out more or request a paper application form give us a call on 01904 655317
Apply online here