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)

Summer Term 2018 – Site Works

‘All the world’s a stage’
As You Like It. Act II Scene VII (Shakespeare)

This term will challenge you to create theatre in and for unconventional spaces. Inspired by work from site-specific theatre companies such as Coney, PunchDrunk, and Blast Theory, we will head out of the theatre to find our own stages. Throughout the sessions there will be opportunities to work with existing text, sharpen up your writing skills, and devise your own site works.

17th April – 26th June
(Except Half Term – 29th May)

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