The Apollo Theatre has had a thriving Youth Group for more than fifteen years. They meet most Saturday mornings from 10.00-12.00 to have fun while learning theatre skills and building confidence and communication skills through devising mime, improvisation, script work and other theatre skills, along with an insight to how the theatre works.
The group provides those first all-important steps for young people from 8-18 with an interest in theatre. Some may dream of a career in theatre, but for others it’s a hobby which gives them the chance to meet friends, put on productions and find a unique way of expressing themselves. They aim to put on a production of their own in the main theatre once a year, and also showcase the skills they have learnt. The older ones are encouraged to progress by helping backstage with the adult productions throughout the year, and there are opportunities to audition for parts in the main theatre shows when youngsters are required.
The group has done some memorable work, including getting an award at the Isle of Wight County Press Amateur Theatre ‘Oscars’ in the Best Light Entertainment category.
The classes are run by adult members of the theatre. If you’re aged between 8 and 18 and are interested in learning more about what we do, come along to one of our fortnightly Saturday coffee mornings for a chat, just drop in on a Saturday morning or contact us on the numbers below. We’d love to see you!
|Amanda Robertson Tel: 296778|
|Gwen Stevens Tel: 525655|
The Youth Theatre’s new season – starting on 15 September – includes workshops including Laban technique, makeup and working with masks. See you then!