Our youth theatre at Shalford Village Hall in Guildford is for young people aged 13 and over. Workshops help develop skills that will benefit young people as they prepare for their future lives, beyond school and college.
We use our 30 years experience to create a careful balance of a safe place, that incorporates challenge and structure with freedom, that enhances emotional well-being. Workshops give teenagers the opportunity to be creative and express themselves in a fun, safe, family environment, helping them to cope with the pressures of growing up in today's world.
Workshops include a regular mix of improvisation, script work, role-play, drama exercises and games. Our workshops are above all, fun!
Members of our youth theatre also have the opportunity to take part in our two fully staged shows each year in Guildford, as well as informal end-of-term performances. There's also the chance to take nationally recognised exams, with Trinity College.
Once or twice a year we aim to see live theatre, either locally or in London. We feel that it's important for everyone to experience the thrill of seeing actors live.
Our uniform is a zip-up hoodie, that you can even personalise with your name on the back.
Our youth theatre workshops have been planned and will be operated in accordance with respect to the most recent Government guidance 'Protective measures for out-of-school settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak'
In response to the current COVID-19 crisis, the following additional safety measures will be in place:
We've reduced our capacity to just fifteen children per youth theatre workshop and will make sure that the most current social distancing requirements are followed. Children will be kept in small, consistent groups on a week to week basis.
We'll make sure that everyone is given clear guidance about staying far enough apart and there will be regular reminders about hand washing and hygiene. Hand sanitiser will be readily available.
Anyone displaying COVID-19 symptoms must not to come to workshop until they have met the self-isolation or testing requirements. We have a robust isolation protocol should anyone shows symptoms while they are with us.
We'll operate a contactless arrival and departure system, including a temperature check. Parents/carers will complete relevant care information online in advance.
Children must bring their own drink. Snacks are not allowed.
The venue will be throughly cleaned at the beginning/end of each evening. Touch hotspots will be regularly disinfected throughout the workshop. Equipment used will be minimal. It will be cleaned/disinfected at the end of each activity. Surfaces will be cleaned before and after use.nd after use.
Protective gloves and face masks will be available if need. Gloves and masks will be worn when administering first aid.
Autumn Term 2020
Friday 18 September to 4 December
Half Term (two weeks):
Friday 23 and 30 October
£110 for the 10 week term
£95 for additional siblings
Joining part way through term, you pay for what's left.
The sibling discount works with our Discover and Explore workshops, as well.