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 five shows. The most recent show was George Orwell’s Animal Farm which was performed by our Senior members aged 14-18 on the Grand Theatre stage on Tuesday 21st May 2019. The show was a huge success and saw all of our members take on major roles; Doing this really highlighted just how talented all of our members are and how well they have picked up all they have been taught by our practitioners.
Currently our Junior members aged 9-13 are in rehearsal for a sight specific performance which they will be performing throughout the Wolverhampton Grand Theatre in conjunction with our 125th Anniversary celebrations.
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 Lizzie Salisbury via email at firstname.lastname@example.org with the full name of the young person and their date of birth.