Progress has a vibrant and happy Youth Theatre, split into 4 groups by age. Regular workshops involve theatre games, improvisations and theatre skills work. Older groups look in more detail at acting techniques. The Floodlights and Blinders groups put on a production in the theatre in December. In March there is a joint youth/adult production and in July there is a one-week production that can involve young people from all groups. There are also in-house open workshops in the younger groups which parents and friends can attend.Youth Theatre shows are often challenging and always performed to a high standard. Past members have gone on to perform as adults, some of them professionally. Sir Kenneth Branagh is an alumnus.
"For me, what makes Progress different from other drama groups I've been a part of, is that it is not simply here to help improve young peoples acting ability and confidence but just as much to provide an atmosphere where each of us can develop as unique people." ~ Anna Livesey, a past member
Next Production: When They Go Low
Birdies: School Years 3, 4, & 5
Meet on Saturdays 9.30 – 11 am
Fees £60 per term
Parcans: School Years 6, 7 & 8
Meet on Saturdays 11.30 am – 1 pm
Fees £60 per term
Children can go on the list at any time and automatically move up to the next group’s list when they reach that group’s minimum age. They are placed on the next group’s list based on length of time on the whole list.
Floodlights: School Years 9, 10 and 11
Meet on Mondays 5.15 – 7.15 pm F
Fees£75 per term
Blinders: School Years 12 & 13
Meet on Mondays 8pm to 10pm
Fees £75 per term
Leader: Rhys Lawton
Group sessions are sometimes combined, so timings may vary.
We also run a week-long summer workshop for ages 11-18, independently of the youth groups.
Subscriptions should be paid before the start of each term.
All workshops involve theatre games, improvisations and theatre skills work. Older groups look in more detail at acting techniques.
If you would like your child to go on the waiting list or to attend a selection workshop, please provide
- their name
- year at school
- a contact number and address.
An e-mail address is helpful if you have one.
Liz Carroll - Youth Theatre Administration – firstname.lastname@example.org
All photos by Richard Brown