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Tunbridge Wells
Kent, TN1 1JP

Children and Young People

Trinity Youth Theatre runs a wide range of workshops and shows for those aged 5-21. These include workshops such as our weekly drama and movie making sessions as well as one off activities such as our zombie photoshoots, monologue workshops and musical theatre days.

We also produce a number of short films, shown on our cinema screen, and stage productions, with recent highlights including Sweeney Todd School Edition, High School Musical, Variations (as part of National Theatre Connections) and Pronoun (which we performed at the Edinburgh Fringe). Members can get involved in everything – from performing in the cast or orchestra, to sound and lighting, costumes and make-up, and assistant directing.

 

“I think this possibly is the highlight of [my daughter]’s life to date, we can’t say thank you enough.”

  • Member’s mother, on “Pronoun” and our trip to Edinburgh Fringe

 

“I was totally enthralled with the acting and the music.”

  • Audience member for Sweeney Todd

 

“Connections was one of the best things I’ve ever got involved with. I’d love to do it again in the future! I loved that fact I got to know the cast. They were incredible and I’ve made some good friends from that cast.”

  • A member of the NT Connections 2019 group

Drama Workshops

We run weekly drama workshops, ranging from storytelling to script work, improvisation to puppetry.

These are set by age groups – find out more and sign up to the waiting list using the links below:

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.

In our younger groups, Apollo and Globe, children work towards a Parent Share each term, where they present a piece in groups based on what the theme they have been exploring in workshops.

Our older groups, LanternMayflower and Phoenix, often have guest facilitators popping by to cover things such as physical theatre, stage combat and more.

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.

Trinity Theatre – Safeguarding Policy 2019


Perform

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.

Sign up to our mailing list to hear more about Backstage 2019 when it becomes available.

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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.