Senior Youth Theatre

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Tuesdays: 7:00pm – 9.00pm
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.

Production terms give Seniors the chance to experience a production 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. Our Senior Youth Theatre also go beyond working at Friargate Theatre, often working on special projects with professional actors, street theatre for the Tour de France, and working on rehearsed play readings for Holocaust Memorial Day.

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)

Spring 2020- Wall Stories

The walls of York. We’ve all seen them, they shape how we use the city, but what do we actually know about them and their history? This term we will be using our devising, writing and improv skills to create performances about the city’s defenses, while working in the walls themselves! We will uncover stories of murderous plots, treason and war, and ask the question – what do these walls mean to us? The term will culminate in a sharing of our work to an invited audience.

Tuesday 14th January – Tuesday 24th March
(except half term – Tuesday 18th February)

Tuesday 24th March, 7pm

Cost: £80 (Bursaries are available, please ask)

Access to spaces and support generously provided by Friends of York Walls and Red Tower York.