Children and Young People
Trinity Youth Theatre welcomes children and young people (ages 5-19) to take part in a variety of creative workshops and perform in plays. In addition, Trinity Theatre runs a range of one-off workshops and courses during term time and holidays that are open to members and non-members.
We host weekly workshops at Trinity Theatre, ranging from storytelling to script work, improvisation to puppetry.
We have other groups for those of different ages:
- Storytellers, school years 1 – 2 (ages 5 – 7): 4.30pm – 5.15pm
- Apollo, school years 3 – 6 (ages 7 – 11): 4.30pm – 5.30pm
- Globe, school years 7 – 8 (11 – 13 years old): 5.40pm – 7.00pm
- Lantern, school years 9 (13 – 14 years old): 6.00pm – 7.40pm
- Mayflower, school years 10 – 11 (14 – 16 years old): 7.45pm – 9.30pm
- Phoenix, school years 12+ (ages 16 – 19): 7.45pm – 9.30pm
In our Storytellers group, children act out well-known tales, or bring in their own stories and tell them together as a group. As an introduction to acting, with the help of your favourite book characters, Storytellers lets their imagination take charge.
The workshops are a fantastic way to build confidence, develop skills and make friends.
All of our youth theatre groups are run by DBS checked adults.
We’re thrilled to give young people the opportunity to perform on Trinity Theatre’s stage or to take part in performances at drama festivals. Perform is available by audition for school years 8 and above. Members do not need to attend other Trinity Youth Theatre groups to take part.
In 2018, the Youth Theatre performed Alice by Laura Wade; When They Go Low by Natalie Mitchell (part of National Theatre Connections); Les Misérables School Edition; Madagascar – A Musical Adventure Jr; and Terry Pratchett’s Mort.
Our 2019 shows include:
- February: Disney’s High School Musical
- March: Variations by Katie Hims (NT Connections)
- August: Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Jr
- August: Sweeney Todd School Edition
- August: Pronoun at the Edinburgh Fringe
- August: Ben Hur at the Edinburgh Fringe
- October: Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
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Backstage Youth Theatre
Our Backstage Youth Theatre is comprised of two strands – Production, learning how to design, construct, and source set, props, and costumes for a production on the Trinity stage; and Technical, learning how to design and operate sound and lighting, as well as stage management.
Participants will learn from industry specialists how to bring a show to the stage, and contribute to the creative process for Trinity Youth Theatre’s productions.
Those taking part will also get the opportunity to help run the shows live during show weeks and performances – as lighting operator, sound operator, make-up artist, costumier or assistant stage manager.
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One-Off Workshops and Courses
In addition to shows and our weekly Youth Theatre sessions, Trinity Theatre runs many creative workshops and courses throughout the year, during school holidays and at the weekends. They vary in age group and theme, but always help children and young people to learn new skills or get involved in something creative!
These include our Movie in a Week project, regular Musical Days, photoshoots, Monologue workshops, A Capella workshops and Make a Model Theatre Set workshops. All are led by experienced and skilled facilitators and lead to incredible results.
We are adding more all of the time – visit the calendar to find out more about our upcoming workshops.