Step into the limelight and discover a world of creativity

Next block will run from 13 April - 25 May

Please note there will be no classes on Saturday 11 May

Our weekly drama classes offer an inspiring and supportive environment where young people (aged 5-18) can develop their performance skills, spark their interest in theatre and make memories that will last a lifetime!

What’s in it for me?

Our young performers will have the opportunity to create vibrant new pieces of theatre, explore different approaches to storytelling, take part in festivals and special events, and have the opportunity to perform in our state of the art professional theatre. But it’s not just about what happens onstage; Youth Theatre is a great way of encouraging children and young people to express themselves, work with others, build confidence and most importantly, have fun! 

In addition to regular classes, our Youth Theatre members also have the opportunity to work with visiting artists, build relationships with other drama groups and trainers, and receive special offers for upcoming shows.  

Glowbugs 

Ages 5-8 

Saturdays 10:45-11:30am

Glowbugs offers a fun and relaxed introduction to drama through playing games, telling stories and working as a team to bring those stories to life. We celebrate the end of each term with a sharing in our Studio Theatre, offering friends and family the chance to see our littlest performers light up the stage! 

Sparks 

Ages 9-12 

Saturdays 11:45am - 12.45pm 

Sparks offers young performers the opportunity to work together to create new and exciting stories and develop confidence, imagination and performance skills in a fun and inclusive environment. We share our wonderful creations with friends and family at the end of each term with an informal performance in our Studio Theatre.  

Did you know we have a young company?

Our Young Company for ages 13-18 offer a more focused and intensive grounding in performance and theatre making.

Find out more about what's involved and how you can join.

Find out more

How do I get involved? 

We believe that every young person should have the opportunity to take part in our programmes. There are no auditions to join and you don’t need any drama experience, just an interest in theatre and lots of enthusiasm!  

We understand that in these difficult times, cost can be a barrier for some young people so are delighted to be able to offer a limited number of bursary and concession places for each year (big thanks to the Bridge Awards for making this possible). 

If you’d like to try our youth theatre out before committing, we offer a free taster class for all new participants. 

To book a space in one of our classes, please call Box Office on 01475 723723 or visit us in person. 

To arrange a free taster, apply for a bursary/concession place or discuss how we can support you to get involved, please email BYT@beaconartscentre.co.uk

 

Images © Christopher Bowen, BFG sharing by Beacon Youth Theatre, 2023.

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