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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

 


Weekly Workshops

We run weekly drama workshops, ranging from storytelling to script work, improvisation to puppetry, as well as our singing and movie making workshops.

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

We have other drama workshop groups for those of different ages:

  • Storytellers, school years 1-2 (ages 5-7): 4.30pm – 5.15pm
  • Apollo, school years 3-4 (ages 7-9): 4.30pm – 5.30pm
  • Act 1, school years 5-6 (ages 9-11): 5.00pm – 6.00pm
  • Globe, school years 7-8 (ages 11-13): 5.40pm – 7.00pm
  • Act 2, school years 7-8 (ages 11-13): 6.10pm – 7.30pm
  • Lantern, school year 9 (ages 13-14): 6.00pm – 7.40pm
  • Mayflower, school years 10-11 (ages 14-16): 7.45pm – 9.30pm
  • Phoenix, sixth form / college and above (ages 16-20): 7.45pm – 9.30pm

 

Our weekly LAMDA workshop on Mondays, working towards a qualification:

  • LAMDA workshops, school years 8-13 (ages 12-18): 6.30pm – 7.30pm

 

And our Tuesday group focused on filmmaking:

  • Movie Makers weekly workshops, school years 9-13 (ages 13-18): 5pm – 7.30pm

 

And our Wednesday singing group:

  • Sing weekly workshops, school years 9-13 (ages 13-18): 4.30pm – 6pm

 

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.

View Trinity Theatre's Safeguarding Policy

 


Productions

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 included:

  • 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

 

And our 2020 shows:

  • February: High School Musical 2
  • April: Dungeness by Chris Thompson (NT Connections) – postponed due to lockdown
  • June: Murder Mystery – postponed due to lockdown
  • August: Seussical Jr
  • August: Sister Act
  • August: Winnie the Pooh Kids
  • August: Edinburgh Fringe shows – cancelled due to Coronavirus
  • October: TBC
  • November: Elf Jr

 

Sign up to our mailing list to hear about workshops and auditions for children and young people!

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Backstage Youth Theatre

Take part, behind the scenes!

Our Backstage Youth Theatre gives members the opportunity to get involved in the creative process that goes into bringing a show from concept to stage. Backstage members learn, with the guidance of industry professionals, about the different elements that happen behind the scenes in the theatre.

Members will get an opportunity to take part in workshops on:

  • Set design
  • Make-up artistry
  • Lighting design
  • Sound design
  • Costumes
  • Stage management
  • Props
  • Scenic arts

 

To be the first to know when applications open in 2020, sign up to the waiting list:
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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.