The launch of Grand Arena Youth Theatre in collaboration with the Arena Theatre in September 2016 was a huge success! Available spaces sold out in 3 hours, and members currently enjoy learning new drama techniques from our professional practitioners, everything from improvisation through to physical theatre. With plenty of musical theatre and dance opportunities available locally to young people, Grand Arena Youth Theatre gives members a rare opportunity to devise their own dramatic pieces of work instead.
Since the group started members have produced four shows. The most recent show performed was by our Junior members aged 9-13 called The Three Little Pigs at the Arena Theatre on Tuesday 11th December 2018. The performance piece was designed to be all inclusive for those with access needs, focusing on the visually impaired and hard of hearing. Junior members worked with industry experts to develop skills in Audio Description, BSL and other areas of theatre access.
Currently our Senior members aged 14-18 are in rehearsal for ANIMAL FARM which they will be performing on the Grand Theatre stage Tuesday 21 May. To find out more about this production click here.
With plenty of musical theatre and dance opportunities available locally to young people, Grand Arena Youth Theatre gives members a rare opportunity to devise their own dramatic pieces of work instead.
Weekly rehearsals take place on Monday evenings at the Arena Theatre on Wulfruna Street from 6pm – 7.30pm for Juniors (aged 9 – 13) and 8pm – 9.30pm for Seniors (aged 14 – 18).
To be added to the Senior Summer Term Waiting List (June onward) or the Junior Autumn Term Waiting List (September onward), please contact Creative Learning Assistant Libbie Doyle via email at email@example.com with the full name of the young person and their date of birth.