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Youth Theatre

Youth Theatre

WEEKLY THEATRE SESSIONS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

THE PLAYHOUSE YOUTH THEATRE RUNS WEEKLY SESSIONS FOR PEOPLE AGED 5 – 19 YEARS.

We make work in response to Playhouse shows, commission new plays for young audiences, and develop theatre making and performance skills.

Leeds Playhouse Youth Theatre aims to open out our buildings and resources to young people, as well as open up creative opportunities for emerging theatre and performance makers. Through a collaborative process of making theatre, the Playhouse Youth Theatre produces work that responds to the lives of young people and recognises their talent. The Youth Theatre is committed to raising aspirations while developing skills, knowledge and understanding of young people’s experiences of making theatre.

Youth Theatre sessions take place across both of our sites, Leeds Playhouse and Leeds Playhouse 2, Youth Arts Venue on the First Floor

Playhouse Youth Partner

THE PLAYHOUSE YOUTH THEATRE AIMS TO:

  • Devise high-quality performance work which gives young people a voice and recognises their talent and creative potential.
  • Create performances of both classic and contemporary theatre which draws on the artistic excellence and professional standards of Leeds Playhouse.
  • Engage young people through creative sessions, as well as offering participants a range of creative and cultural experiences that will enrich their lives and the lives of their families.

TERM DATES

  • Autumn 30 September – 7 December
  • Booking Window opens 2 September
  • All sessions run through half term

HOW TO BOOK

All sessions need to be booked and fees paid in advance during the booking window unless otherwise stated. Bursary places are available. If you would like more information please talk to a member of the Playhouse Youth team.

Bookings can be made in the following ways:

  • Online using the links below
  • By phone or in person at our temporary Box Office on Eastgate, 0113 213 7700 (Opening hours Mon-Fri 10am-5pm)
  • At First Floor on the Open Day Sat 21 Sept

WHAT IS THE NEW YOUTH THEATRE OFFER?

To celebrate the opening of our new building we want to try out some new projects, offer drop in sessions as well as maintaining our ensemble training.  This will create opportunities for Youth Theatre members to work across the different ages and try other production roles and art forms.

AUTUMN TERM WE ARE OFFERING

  • Juniors - weekly sessions and projects for young people aged 5 to 10 years.

    TERM STARTS 5 OCT
    GROUPS RUN EVERY WEEK, Running through half Term AND THE TERM COSTS £110

    DISCOVER PLAYING TOGETHER FOR 5 – 7 YEAR OLDS

    Sat 9:30 – 10:30
    (First session 5 Oct – 7 Dec)

    EXPLORE PLAYING TOGETHER FOR 8 – 10 YEAR OLDS

    Sat 9.30am – 11am

    (First session 5 Oct – 7 Dec)

     

    PLAYING TOGETHER 5 – 10 YEAR OLDS

    Sat 2pm – 3.30pm

    (First session 5 Oct – 7 Dec)

  • Seniors - weekly sessions and projects for young people aged 11 – 21years.

    TERM STARTS 30 Sept
    GROUPS RUN EVERY WEEK, Running througfh half Term AND THE TERM COSTS £110

    ENSEMBLE ACTING 1 FOR 11 – 13 YEAR OLDS

    Ensemble Acting 1A Thu 5pm – 7pm

    (First session 3 Oct –5 Dec)

    Ensemble Acting 1B Sat 10pm – 12pm

    (First session 5 Oct – 7 Dec)

     

    ENSEMBLE ACTING 2 FOR 14 – 19 YEAR OLDS

    Mon 5pm – 7pm

    (First session 30 Sept – 2 Dec)

    SENIOR PROJECTS FOR 11 – 21 YEAR OLDS

    GROUPS RUN EVERY WEEK, Running through half Term AND THE TERM COSTS £110

    New Views Start TBC

    Thur 6pm – 8pm

    Musical Theatre For 11 – 19 Year Olds

    Inspired by The Wizard of Oz.

    Wed 5.30pm – 7.30pm

    (First session 2 Oct –4 Dec)

     

  • Youth Theatre Ensemble Ages 16-21

    The Youth Theatre Ensemble Company consists of an ensemble of theatre makers who work together to tell stories for a range of audiences. Are you a confident actor and do you have something to say about the world? Are you imaginative, energetic, open to trying new ideas and keen to make theatre with other young people? Then auditions for this group are termly.

    Auditions 14 November times to be confirmed booking opens 2 September

    Term dates 21 November – 2 March (Christmas break 12 Dec- 16 Jan)

     

Download BrochureAutumn / Winter 19
Download BrochureAutumn / Winter 19
Major funders
Arts Council England Leeds City Council The Liz and Terry Bramall Foundation
Principal Capital Partners
SOYO Moda
Principal Capital and Access Partner
Irwin Mitchell Solicitors