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Interested in seeing, making and performing pieces of theatre? York Youth Theatre could be for you. If you are aged between 5 and 19 and want the opportunity to work with professional theatre practitioners and artists and perform onstage every year; apply today!
York Youth Theatre runs between September and July in three terms, meeting once a week. We believe process and product are of equal importance and aim to create excellent pieces of Youth Theatre whilst teaching theatrical techniques and fundamental life skills such as teamwork and communication and building self confidence. Each youth theatre group has the opportunity to perform at least once a year, either in the theatre Main House, Studio Theatre or in another venue. Recent Youth Theatre Productions include: His Dark Materials (main house) Missing Mysteries (site-specific pieces around York churches) In My Father's House ( site specific piece at Fairfax House, commissioned for York Theatre Royal), Shoot/Get Treasure/Repeat, Judgment Day and Gifted.
Each term every youth theatre group attends a production which is linked to the Youth Theatres’ work. This invaluable teaching tool develops young people’s theatre making skills and provides an excellent opportunity to develop our members’ theatrical knowledge. York Youth Theatre has also participates in exchanges with youth theatres in other countries to create work together. Recent youth theatre exchanges have included those with Estonia, Malaysia, Pakistan and Poland.
The Youth Theatre runs between September and July in three ten/twelve week terms, each project group meets once a week during term time. During performance terms additional rehearsals may be called, details of these will be sent to you at this time and no additional charge is applicable.
There is a three tier fee payment scheme, payable each term in advance. Each fee below includes a ticket to see a production at York Theatre Royal with the group.
From Autumn 2013 the fees (whicn include a ticket to see a show) are:
If you do not fit into one of these categories but would like to request a reduced fee for other reasons please contact us and we will do our best to help.
We also operate a limited access fund for those young people who would otherwise be unable to become involved with York Youth Theatre or for members who are experiencing short term financial restraints. This can also fund a mentor for an individual who would need one to one support in order to access the youth theatre. If you would like to apply for this fund please contact the Youth Theatre Director, Kate Plumb, directly on 01904 550154 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please be aware that York Youth Theatre is very popular so it may be some time before a place becomes available for you. If there is not a vacancy for you for next term then as soon as a place becomes available at either of your preferred project times we will let you know.
Join the 14 - 16s Youth Theatre groups for a double bill evening of two shorter adaptations of Shakespeare plays. See supernatural events, villainous deeds and power struggles played out in these classic dramas.