Youth Theatre

About Burnley Youth Theatre

There are plenty of ways for children, young people and families to get involved at Burnley Youth Theatre. From our inclusive Youth Theatre Programme which offers a range of creative workshops for ages 0-18 (up to 25 with LDD) to getting involved in our devised and scripted productions. We are dedicated to creating an inclusive and accessible space for participants to develop their performance skills, build confidence and have fun.

The Youth Theatre follows the academic calendar and runs three ten week long seasons which focus on different aspects of theatre from skill building to exploring a wide range of art forms.

Workshops

Creative Families 
Ages 0-3 and their parent/carer 

Creative Families invites little ones and their grown-ups to step into a magical space where imaginations run wild. Activities will include sensory and interactive play to encourage creativity from an early age. 

Following current government guidelines Burnley Youth Theatre will not be able to open for face to face workshops so for now, all of our workshops will take place online via Zoom.

Little Imaginations
Pre-school and Reception (Ages 3-5)

Help your child develop their confidence with Little Imaginations – an early year’s workshop involving fun drama games, storytelling and role play. This session is perfect for making new friends and developing creative skills.

Following current government guidelines Burnley Youth Theatre will not be able to open for face to face workshops so for now, all of our workshops will take place online via Zoom.

Mini Theatre Makers
School years 1, 2 and 3

Filled with fun ganes, imaginative play and creative activities, Mini Theatre Makers introduces young children to the world of theatre. This workshop is tailored to give participants the confidence to create their first pieces of theatre using props, costumes and most importantly – their imaginations!

Following current government guidelines Burnley Youth Theatre will not be able to open for face to face workshops so for now, all of our workshops will take place online via Zoom.

Theatre Explorers
School years 4, 5 and 6

Participants will be encouraged to use their imagination, be creative and have fun through a range of drama games and exercises. The workshop helps improve confidence and teamwork skills – perfect for children who either love acting already or fancy trying something new.

Following current government guidelines Burnley Youth Theatre will not be able to open for face to face workshops so for now, all of our workshops will take place online via Zoom.

Theatre Creatives
School years 7, 8 and 9

Develop your acting style with Theatre Creatives – an engaging workshop which teaches young people various techniques relating to character, voice and movement. Through acting exercises participants will gain the confidence and skills to try out new styles of theatre.

Following current government guidelines Burnley Youth Theatre will not be able to open for face to face workshops so for now, all of our workshops will take place online via Zoom.

Young Actors
School years 10, 11, 12 and 13 (up to 25 for LDD)

Participants grow into confident young performaers who share an in-depth understanding of performance skills, knowledge on different styles of theatre and the ability to create work as a team. This is achieved through activities which focus on character development, script work, movement, devising and improvisation.

Following current government guidelines Burnley Youth Theatre will not be able to open for face to face workshops so for now, all of our workshops will take place online via Zoom.

Specialist Workshops

After the Rain
School Years 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13 (up to age 25 for LDD)

A welcoming and open space for anybody who is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans or questioning and those who believe in equality and want to bring about change for the LGBTQ+ community. After the Rain explores and celebrates LGBTQ+ culture through the arts – developing projects and movements which celebrate and increase visibility of the North West’s LGBTQ+ Community.

Following current government guidelines Burnley Youth Theatre will not be able to open for face to face workshops so for now, all of our workshops will take place online via Zoom.

Theatre for Change
School Years 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13 (up to age 25 for LDD)

A creative space where young people can explore the issues that matter to them today, such as Black Lives Matter, Climate Change and Social Inequality. The workshop develops a deeper understanding of how physical theatre, spoken word and other theatre techniques can be used to create change. Theatre for Change encourages young people to use the arts to promote a positive, political and social change within the local community and beyond.

Following current government guidelines Burnley Youth Theatre will not be able to open for face to face workshops so for now, all of our workshops will take place online via Zoom.

Disability Workshops

Junior Connect
School years 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6

Filled with fun drama games, movement and music, Junior Connect introduces children with disabilities or learning difficulties to the world of theatre. This workshop is perfect for making friends and developing confidence. Fully supported session. Parents/Carers are welcome to meet us before to discuss individual needs.

Youth Connect
School years 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. 12 and 13 (up to age 25 for LDD)

An engaging workshop which introduces young people with disabilities or learning difficulties to theatre, movement, and music. Through different drama games and exercises participants will gain confidence, make new friends and build skills. Fully Supported Session. Parents / Carers are welcome to meet us before to discuss individual needs.

Following current government guidelines Burnley Youth Theatre will not be able to open for face to face workshops so for now, all of our workshops will take place online via Zoom.

Adult Connect
Ages 18+

A welcoming space for adults with disabilities or learning difficulties to work together, develop confidence and make friends. Adult Connect explores the world of theatre through various theatre activities tailored to encourage creativity, bring ideas to life and develop new skills. Carers are welcome to attend the session.

Following current government guidelines Burnley Youth Theatre will not be able to open for face to face workshops so for now, all of our workshops will take place online via Zoom.

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