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 2018 – Act Now

An 84 year old nun breaks into a nuclear weapons complex and daubs the walls with anti-war messages.

After surviving a factory building collapse, a former child worker is arrested while campaigning for safer working conditions in the fashion industry.

For ten years, a man sleeps in a tent in Parliament Square to protest against war and foreign policy. He only leaves his campsite to attend court hearings, surviving on food brought to him by supporters.

During Spring Term Seniors will be forming a collaborative company to create a devised piece inspired by stories of those who decided to act against injustice. The company will use movement, storytelling, and a wide variety of devising methods to create their own piece, telling the stories of those who decided that it was time to act now.

Every Tuesday Evening 7-9pm
15th Jan – 13th March (except 13th Feb, half term)

Sharing Date: 13th March
FREE – Email to reserve your place.

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