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)

Rumours of Polar Bears (by Jonathan Dorf)
A ragtag band of teens struggles for survival in the face of a climate induced catastrophe. Despite having to scavenge for food and water, they find fun where they can, frolicking in the “party pool” and forgetting themselves just long enough to be teenagers. But when they are forced to flee their makeshift home, they’ll encounter everything from unfinished colouring books and failing paradises to a frozen-in-time former pre-kindergarten drama class, deadly bikers determined to turn the chaos into their own new world order, and a mysterious people that even the bikers won’t cross. As the road takes its toll, will the teen refugees follow Deme, their leader, and chase after the rumoured polar bears that she believes are the key to their long-term survival, or will the little patchwork family fall apart?

Every Tuesday Evening 7-9pm
Tuesday 3rd September – Tuesday 10th December

Saturday Rehearsals: 5th October & 23rd November
Tech & Dress Rehearsals: Tuesday 10th & Thursday 12th December
Performance Dates: Friday 13th & Saturday 14th December, 7.30pm

You must let us know in advance if there are any dates you are unable to attend.