Palace Youth Theatre

The Palace’s weekly youth theatre for 7-19s

Open to all 7– 19 year olds, participants meet weekly during term time to develop their performance skills and confidence in a fun, supportive environment. No audition is required to join, all are welcome.

 

We will be back for Palace Youth Theatre sessions for Summer 2018 from 17th April 2018. To find out more about term dates or joining for the first time, please get in touch with Participation on 01923 810307 or email Participation@watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk

Need to pay for the term? Give Box Office a call: 01923 225671

We believe that finances should never be a barrier to participating in the arts and so we offer bursary places to young people from low-income families. To find out more, please get in touch with the Participation team.

 

PYT 7-11s, Saturdays 9.45am - 11.30am (£65 per term)

With no auditions or experience requirements the 7-11 youth theatre group is open to all abilities. Meeting weekly between 9:45-11:30am on Saturday mornings under the guidance of experienced Performer and Facilitator Gemma-Marie Everest, the group work on a range of topics varying from term to term. Sessions are designed to help children grow in confidence and communication skills alongside developing core drama and performance skills.

Terms concludes with participants preparing an informal show for friends and family which is delivered on the last session, which is a great opportunity to see what your child has been up to. If you are interested but still not entirely convinced, trial sessions are also available at the start of term to give a more practical demonstration of what our Youth theatre looks like and how it operates.

 

Our 7-11s group is currently full, but do get in touch to add your child onto our waiting list if space does become available.

PYT 11-14s, Saturdays 11.45am - 1.30pm (£65 per term)

With no auditions or experience requirements the 7-11 youth theatre group is open to all abilities. Meeting weekly between 11:45–1:30pm on Saturdays under the guidance of experienced Performer and Facilitator Gemma-Marie Everest, the group work on a range of topics varying from term to term. Sessions are designed to help children grow in confidence and communication skills alongside developing core drama and performance skills.

Terms concludes with participants preparing an informal show for friends and family which is delivered on the last session, which is a great opportunity to see what your child has been up to. If you are interested but still not entirely convinced, trial sessions are also available at the start of term to give a more practical demonstration of what our Youth theatre looks like and how it operates. 

PYT 14-16s, Tuesdays 5.30pm - 7.15pm (£65 per term)

The 14-16 youth theatre group is open to all abilities. Meeting weekly between 5:30-7:15pm on Tuesday evenings under the guidance of Resident Director, James Williams, the group work on a range of topics varying from term to term. Sessions are designed to help nurture a growth in confidence and communication skills alongside developing core drama and performance skills.

As well as devising a show for our annual outdoor festival Imagine Watford in June 2018, in summer 2018 we will be merging our 14-16s and 16-19s PYT groups to continue performing our National Theatre Connections show, The Free 9 by In-Sook Chappell, which will be toured to The North Wall in Oxford on 7th May 2018. 

Though The Free9 is already cast and staged, we do not discourage anyone thinking to join our 14-19 PYT Company for the first time this summer and would love for you to get in touch if you would like to be involved. Please get in touch with our team to find out more about The Free9 and plans for the performance for Imagine Watford 2018!

 

PYT 16-19s, Tuesdays 7.30pm - 9.30pm (£65 per term)

The 16-19 youth theatre group is open to all abilities. Meeting weekly between 7:30-9:30pm on Tuesday evenings under the guidance of Resident Director, James Williams, the group work on a range of topics varying from term to term. Sessions are designed to help nurture a growth in confidence and communication skills alongside developing core drama and performance skills. Showings at the end of term have included performing as part of Imagine Watford (The Great Divide, 2017), or being part of a National Theatre Connections Production.

As well as devising a show for our annual outdoor festival Imagine Watford in June 2018, in summer 2018 we will be merging our 14-16s and 16-19s PYT groups to continue performing our National Theatre Connections show, The Free 9 by In-Sook Chappell, which will be toured to The North Wall in Oxford on 7th May 2018. 

Though The Free9 is already cast and staged, we do not discourage anyone thinking to join our 14-19 PYT Company for the first time this summer and would love for you to get in touch if you would like to be involved. Please get in touch with our team to find out more about The Free9 and plans for the performance for Imagine Watford 2018!

 

PYT Hubs: Leavesden Green 10-15s

5pm – 7pm, Thursdays

Aged 10-15 and live in Leavesden Green? Into film, acting, or creating and telling stories? We offer weekly youth theatre sessions that offer games, drama and opportunities to perform in a supportive and friendly environment.

When:
Thursdays 5-7pm during term time

Where:  
Leavesden Green Community Hub, 
Clarke Green,
off Clarke Way,
Watford WD25 0BW

Cost:
Free to Leavesden Green residents
Drinks and snacks provided

To find out more, come along to one of our sessions, or call 01923 810307 or email participation@watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk

These youth theatres are supported by Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden, Watford Community Housing Trust, The Sylvia Adams Charitable Trust, Frank and Helen Neale and The Brian Maguire Charitable Trust.