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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 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 20 January– 4 April
  • Booking Window opens early December
  • 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 on our What’s On page
  • By phone or in person at our Box Office, 0113 213 7700 (Opening hours Mon-Fri 10am-5pm)

SPRING TERM

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

    Term starts 20 January
    Groups run every week through half term – £110

    EXPLORE PLAYING TOGETHER – 8 – 10 YEAR OLDS – SAT 9.30AM – 11AM
    (FIRST SESSION 25 JAN)

    Build your confidence, make new friends and stretch your imagination whilst learning skills in devising stories for the stage in a fun, and collaborative environment.

    DISCOVER AND EXPLORE: FINDING YOUR VOICE – 5 – 10 YEAR OLDS – SAT 2PM – 3.30PM
    (FIRST SESSION 25 JAN)

    What are your ideas about the future? Do you have something you want to say? Being a theatre maker is a great way to talk about the things that are important to you.

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

    Term starts 20 January
    Groups run every week through half term – £110

    ENSEMBLE ACTING 2 FOR 14 – 19 YEAR OLDS – MON 5PM – 7PM
    (FIRST SESSION 20 JAN)

    Working with a Theatre director, share and develop your creative ideas as a member of an ensemble and make Theatre in a fun and collaborative environment.

    THEATRE FOR CHANGE – BE THE EXAMPLE 11 – 21 YEAR OLDSWED 5-7PM
    (FIRST SESSION 22 JAN)

    Do you have something to say about the world? Have you got an idea for a play that could create a change? This season join us to explore David Greig’s moving and timely play Dr Korczak’s Example. Exploring themes of survival, justice and human rights we will consider the question:

    When faced with oppression and injustice do we resist aggressively and defend ourselves? Or, do we resist by example; by refusing to become sullied by cynicism and corruption; by appealing to the good?

    ENSEMBLE ACTING 1 FOR 11 – 13 YEAR OLDS – SAT 10AM – 12PM
    (FIRST SESSION 25 JAN)

    Passionate about acting and making theatre? Develop key performance skills in a collaborative environment through exercises that will both challenge and broaden your understanding of performance.

  • Youth Theatre Ensemble Ages 16-21
    YOUTH THEATRE ENSEMBLE – 16 – 21 YEAR OLDSAUDITIONS – THURSDAY 2 APRIL 6PM AND 8PM
    (TERM STARTS 14 MAY 2020)

    Join our ensemble of theatre makers who work together to tell stories for a range of audiences supported by Youth Theatre Director Gemma Woffinden. 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? Book an audition.

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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