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 MacbethThe Jungle Book, take on a musical classic with Oh, What a Lovely War!   and explore the effects of climate change with their version of Pipe Dreams – a show originally created as a Riding Lights National Tour.

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 Term 2019 – Playing To The Jury

Something is afoot at Friargate Theatre this spring… and Senior Youth Theatre are on the case. This term join our budding detectives as they devise and stage their own murder mystery. Our amateur sleuths will be taking inspiration from great writers such as Agatha Christie, Arthur Conan-Doyle, and Douglas Adams as they craft a dastardly plot for their audience to unravel.

Rehearsals:
Tuesday 15th January – Tuesday 26th March
(except half term – Tuesday 26th February)

In-session performance:
Tuesday 26th March, time TBC

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

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