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Arcola Youth Theatre

Arcola Youth Theatre is open to 13-16 year olds who live in and around Hackney.

Arcola Youth Theatre begins in September and this term we will explore the different aspects of theatre making. We will spend time playing games, working together as a team, exploring set design, lighting, sound, script writing, directing and performance skills. From these learnt skills the groups will create a response performance in the Spring term inspired by the Arcola’s programme of work. The group then undertake a rehearsal process that culminates in the staging of these plays for friends and family.

The Summer term project runs in the final term (April – July) and explores alternative theatre practice, equipping the participants with new skills to create and perform theatre. Previous terms have explored live art, site-specific performance, one-to-one performance and performance poetry. At the end of term groups perform an informal showing to friends and family.

Sessions take place weekly on the following evenings:

  • Wednesdays, 5pm-6.30pm
  • Thursday 5pm-6.30pm

Sessions cost £115 per term. 

The Autumn 2021 term dates: w/c 20th September  – w/c 6th December 2021

Full and part bursaries are available. Please contact charlotte@arcolatheatre.com for further details.

Register below to express your interest. Email charlotte@arcolatheatre.com for more information.

Places are now full for all of our youth theatre groups. Please complete the registration form to be added to the waiting list.

Young AYT

Young AYT is a theatre programme for 9-12 year olds who live in and around Hackney. 

Arcola Youth Theatre begin in September and this term we will explore the different aspects of theatre making. We will spend time playing games, working together as a team, exploring set design, lighting, sound, script writing, directing and performance skills. From these learnt skills the groups will create a response performance in the Spring term inspired by the Arcola’s programme of work. The group then undertake a rehearsal process that culminates in the staging of these plays for friends and family.

The Summer term project (April-July) aims to up-skill participants with new theatrical skills by exploring theatre practitioners and styles. Previous terms have explored Brecht, verbatim theatre, Viola Spolin and Greek Chorus. At the end of term groups perform an informal showing to friends and family.

Sessions take place

  • Fridays, 5.30-7.30pm 

Sessions cost £115 per term. 

The Autumn 2021 term dates: w/c 20th September  – w/c 6th December 2021

Full and part bursaries are available. Please contact charlotte@arcolatheatre.com for further details.

Register below to express your interest. Email charlotte@arcolatheatre.com for more information.

Places are now full for all of our youth theatre groups. Please complete the registration form to be added to the waiting list.


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