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
National Theatre Connections 2020/21
HAC are currently in discussions with the National Theatre to enable the 11-16 year group to continue where they left off with the National Theatre’s scheme ‘Connections’. For those wishing to join this term for the 11-16’s, HAC’s Youth Theatre was accepted onto the NT scheme in October 2019, but it was cut short due to the ongoing pandemic. Only 300 Youth Theatres were selected around the UK and it is a fantastic opportunity for the group to take part in a prestigious scheme, develop skills and confidence through working on a new play, with several performance opportunities. For the chance for your child to take part in Connections, they will need to join within the first two weeks of term.
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
We offer trial sessions for FREE at the beginning of each term – if you would like to try out a session, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange your visit. Please note: trial sessions are only available in the first and second week of term.