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)

SYT – Breaking Bard
30th April – 9th July

Midsummer Night’s Dream is over and The Mechanicals have retired their rendition of Pyramus and Thisbe, setting their sights on grander things. This rag-tag bunch of amateur actors have one goal in mind: to make it on to the stage at The Rose Theatre this summer.

After the success of last summer, Seniors will inhabit these comedic characters once more for a hilariously haphazard restaging of some of Shakespeare’s most famous plays on The Rose Theatre’s courtyard waggon stage.

Half term 28th May

Performance at Members Day (Friargate Theatre): Sunday 19th May, time TBC
Performances at Waggon Stage, Rose Theatre: Saturday 29th June & Saturday 6th July

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