Youth Theatre

Our Youth Theatres are a great place to make friends, explore your creativity, and develop theatre-making skills with professional practitioners and artists.

AUDITIONS 2020

We hold auditions once a year to join our Youth Theatres. Our auditions are a group workshop and give you the chance to have fun and see what a Youth Theatre session is like. You won’t be asked to perform on your own and no preparation is required.

Auditions for Youth Theatres 1-5 (7-14yrs): Our next round of Auditions for Youth Theatres 1-5 will be in September 2020. Dates to be confirmed at a later date.

Taster Sessions

If you’re aged 7 – 14yrs then you can book to take part in one of our Taster Sessions to see what we do and try it out:

Our next Taster Session will be Saturday 28th March 2020.

2 – 3pm: Junior Youth Theatres (Ages 7-11yrs / school years 3 – 6) 
3.30pm – 5pm: Senior Youth Theatres (Ages 11 – 18yrs / school years 7 – 12) 

At High Street Exhibition Gallery, High Street, Ipswich, IP1 3QH

To register your interest, get in touch here

Youth Theatre 1 (Age 7-9yrs / School years 3 & 4)

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Youth Theatre 2 (Age 9-11yrs / School years 5 & 6)

If you want to make new friends and learn about theatre by playing games and telling stories this weekly groups are a great place to start. Throughout the year, participants develop theatre making skills through imaginative play, and begin to find their own creative language.

Every year the group takes part in Youth Perform! at the New Wolsey Theatre, for which they will create a 10-15 minute piece of theatre to be performed on the main stage alongside other groups.

Spring Term: 18 January – 4 April

Saturday mornings during term time

Youth Theatre 1: 10.30am – 11.30am

Youth Theatre 2: 12.00pm – 1.15pm

High Street Exhibition Gallery, High Street, Ipswich, IP1 3QH
Termly cost: £50 / £40 for a second child / £30 if you’re in receipt of means-tested benefits / Assisted (£free) places are available, call us to find out if you are eligible.

 

Youth Theatre 3 (Age 11-13yrs / School years 7 & 8)

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Youth Theatre 4 (Age 13-15yrs / School years 9 & 10)

If you want to explore your creativity and continue to develop your abilities as a performer, this weekly group gives you the chance to work with industry professionals to develop your skills and understanding as young theatre makers.

Every year the group takes part in Youth Perform! at the New Wolsey Theatre, for which they will create a 10-15 minute piece of theatre to be performed on the main stage alongside other groups.

Participants from this group can also audition to take part in our annual youth theatre production in the autumn term.

Spring Term: 21 January – 31 March

Tuesdays during term time

Youth Theatre 3: 5.00pm – 6.30pm

Youth Theatre 4: 7.00pm – 8.45pm

High Street Exhibition Gallery, High Street, Ipswich, IP1 3QH
Termly cost: £50 / £40 for a second child / £30 if you’re in receipt of means-tested benefits / Assisted (£free) places are available, call us to find out if you are eligible.

 

Youth Theatre 5 (Age 15 -18yrs / School years 10 – 13)

See above for January 2020 audition information. 

If you want to explore your creativity and continue to develop your abilities as a performer, this weekly group gives you the chance to work with industry professionals to develop your skills and understanding as young theatre makers.

Participants from this group can audition to take part in our annual youth theatre production in the autumn term.

Spring Term: 22 January – 1 April

Wednesdays during term time

Youth Theatre 5: 6.30pm – 9.00pm

High Street Exhibition Gallery, High Street, Ipswich, IP1 3QH
Termly cost: £50 / £40 for a second child / £30 if you’re in receipt of means-tested benefits / Assisted (£free) places are available, call us to find out if you are eligible.

 

 

 

Youth Theatre Squared (ages 11-15yrs and 16-22yrs)

If you’re a young person with a disability or additional need who wants to explore theatre making and develop your creativity, come and join us at these weekly sessions. Sessions will allow participants to explore the world around them, build their confidence and develop their theatre making skills.

Every year the group takes part in Youth Perform! at the New Wolsey Theatre, for which they will create a 10-15 minute piece of theatre to be performed on the main stage alongside other groups.

Spring Term: 20 January – 4 April

Monday evenings during term time

Group 1 (11-15yrs): 6.00pm – 7.15pm

Group 2 (16-22yrs): 7.45pm – 9.00pm

High Street Exhibition Gallery, High Street, Ipswich, IP1 3QH
Termly cost: £50 / £40 for a second child / £30 if you’re in receipt of means-tested benefits / Assisted (£free) places are available, call us to find out if you are eligible.

Groups are allocated loosely by age, but also take into consideration the level of need and will place each participant in the group we feel they will benefit from the most.

There is no audition for this group, if you’d like to join please contact us: creativelearning@wolseytheatre.co.uk

         

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