In line with recent Government advice regarding Covid-19, Harrow Arts Centre is now closed to the public until further notice. Due to the uncertainty around school closures, we have taken the decision that the Harrow Youth Theatre will resume again in September. Please look out for further announcements including new term dates and ticket availability. This decision has been made with the best interests of the Youth Theatre's participants and practitioners in mind.
Our aim is to provide young people of all backgrounds the opportunity to understand how to read a play, to create scenes and share their work by performing on stage to a live audience at the end of each term.
The group for 11-16 year olds meets once a week on Tuesdays from 6.15pm – 7.45pm and is led by two skilled theatre practitioners who set a different theme at the beginning of each term.
These themes are explored through the sessions through a mixture of warm up activities and games, and work in both small and large groups to create scenes and stories. The group helps to boost confidence and enables young people to express their talent and creativity in a supportive learning environment.
We asked some of our HAC Youth Theatre 11- 16 members what they liked most about the group. This is what they had to say!
I loved creating our own plays. I learnt how to do sound and lighting
It’s a great opportunity to try different kinds of performance
Harrow Arts Centre is a registered Arts Award Centre and has been successfully delivering arts awards since 2013.
The Arts Award is a unique set of qualifications that supports young people to deepen their engagement with the arts, build creative and leadership skills that they can take into their future lives and achieve a nationally recognised qualification.
During summer and autumn term 2019, HAC are offering the 11-16’s a chance to complete Bronze Arts Award.
Those who take part in the award will be given clear guidance on how to complete the award through their weekly sessions by both HAC’s Youth Theatre practitioners who have prior experience assisting and delivering Arts Award projects.
For more information about the Arts Award and about the ways HAC can help you deliver Arts Award, please visit our Arts Award page.
National Theatre Connections 2020
Very excitingly, our 11-16 year youth theatre group has been accepted onto the National Theatre ‘Connections’ scheme for 2020. Only 300 Youth Theatres were selected around the UK and it is a fantastic opportunity for the group to take part in a national scheme, to develop skills and confidence by working on a new play.
The group will then perform this play throughout 2020 at both Harrow Arts Centre and our appointed partner theatre, Artsdepot where a director from the National Theatre will be watching! If successful at this stage, the group will then be invited to perform at the National Theatre Festival in Jun-Jul 2020!
How to join
Termly places cost £60, and can be booked by either following the booking link below or calling the Box Office on 020 3773 7161
If your child would like to take part in the Arts Award, the cost of this is £10 on top of the termly fee, which goes towards the payment of accreditation and the cost of certificates.
We offer trial sessions for FREE at the beginning of each term – if you would like to try out a session, please contact Blanche Fitzgerald by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange your visit. Please note: trial sessions are only available in the first and second week of term.