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.

 

Download all term dates for PYT groups during autumn 2017 here.

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.

In Spring 2018, we will be merging our 14-16s and 16-19s PYT groups to rehearse and produce a National Theatre Connections show The Free 9 by In-Sook Chappell, to be performed on our stage in March and then toured to The North Wall in Oxford. 

Auditions for performance roles will take place in December in the evening, with rehearsals starting on the 9th January 2018. To gain an audition slot, please email participation@watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk

As well as performers, we will also be looking for young Designers and Production Team. Please email us with a CV and why you would be interested in working on the production. 

 

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.

In Spring 2018, we will be merging our 14-16s and 16-19s PYT groups to rehearse and produce a National Theatre Connections show The Free 9 by In-Sook Chappell, to be performed on our stage in March and then toured to The North Wall in Oxford. 

Auditions for performance roles will take place in December in the evening, with rehearsals starting on the 9th January 2018. To gain an audition slot, please email participation@watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk

As well as performers, we will also be looking for young Designers and Production Team. Please email us with a CV and why you would be interested in working on the production. 

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

In Spring 2018, we will inviting members of Leavesden Green aged 14+ to audition for our National Theatre Connections show The Free 9 by In-Sook Chappell, to be performed on our stage in March and then toured to The North Wall in Oxford. Rehearsals will be every Tuesday evening 5:30pm-9:30pm from 9th January 2018.

Auditions for performance roles will take place in December in the evening. If you are not already a member of Leavesden Green but are local to the area and would like to audition, please email participation@watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk

As well as performers, we will also be looking for young Designers and Production Team. Please email us with a CV and why you would be interested in working on the production. 

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.