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Youth

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.


Drama Workshops

We host weekly workshops at Trinity Theatre, ranging from storytelling to script work, improvisation to puppetry.

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, Mayflower 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 Youth Theatre – Safeguarding Policy 2018


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 older Youth Theatre has so performed Alice by Laura Wade; When They Go Low by Natalie Mitchell (part of National Theatre Connections) and Les Misérables School Edition. Meanwhile, our junior group performed Madagascar – A Musical Adventure Jr.

Later in the year, the Youth Theatre will be performing Terry Pratchett’s Mort and in February 2019, TYT will be performing Disney’s High School Musical followed by NT Connections in March and April. The junior summer show (for ages 7-13) will be Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Jr and those who want to take part can sign up now!

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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 Film 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.