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Youth theatre

QYouth provides young people with a vibrant introduction to theatre craft, in a professional theatre setting.

Weekly workshops for ages 6-18 develop creativity, confidence and team-work, as well as offering valuable opportunities to perform on the Queen’s Theatre stage and elsewhere.

Our younger members start their journey with the QSteps Programme our building blocks to developing performance skills. Older members graduate into our Young Company Programme, offering performance, technical and dance opportunities for those who wish to develop further a range of theatre techniques.

‘Fantastic workshops for children! The Queen’s Theatre has been instrumental in my two sons’ happiness – they both belong to the QT groups, now my daughter wants to join!’

Step 1
ages 6-8 (Saturday mornings) MORE LESS

Step 1 gives our youngest members a fun introduction to theatre by opening up their imagination through play, allowing them to jump into the world of acting in a friendly and supportive environment. Step 1 members will develop confidence, creativity and theatre skills, enabling them to take to the stage in a range of performance settings.

Cost: £60 per twelve-week term, and meet on a Saturday morning.

Step 2
ages 9-11 (Saturday mornings) MORE LESS

Step 2 helps further build young people’s confidence through drama games and exercises whilst taking a leap into improvisation and devised performance. Members will use drama and theatre to develop creativity, unlock potential, celebrate identity and have fun.

Cost: £60 per twelve-week term, and meet on a Wednesday or Thursday evening.

Step 3
ages 11-14 (Wednesday or Thursday evenings) MORE LESS

In Step 3, we encourage members to take ownership of their ideas and nurture their theatre knowledge. Members will tackle advanced improvisations and exciting new plays, whilst building on their performance skills and learning to perform confidently to a wider audience.

Cost: £60 per twelve-week term, and meet on a Thursday evening.

QYC Performance (Queen’s Young Company)
ages 14 -18 (Wednesday or Thursday evenings) MORE LESS

QYC is our advanced theatre programme that prepares young people for further drama school training and gives them key opportunities to audition for semi-professional or professional theatre productions. As well as giving them a solid foundation of theatre practices, members of QYC Performance will improve confidence, vocal technique and team-building skills that can be applied to any work or education setting.

Cost: £60 per twelve-week term, and meet on a Wednesday or Thursday evening.

QYC Technical (Queen’s Young Company)
ages 14 -18 (Tuesday evenings) MORE LESS

Our technical young company explores practical skills with hands-on technical theatre training, introducing the principles of sound, lighting, stage management, set and costume design. Members will hone skills through problem-solving activities and operating technical equipment under the expert mentorship of the professional technical team at the Queen’s Theatre.

Cost: £60 per twelve-week term, and meet on a Tuesday evening.

QDance
ages 12 - 16 (Monday evenings) MORE LESS

A dynamic street and theatre dance group, offering young people the opportunity to learn and develop a variety of techniques, suitable for those with little or no previous dance experience. With the guidance of a professional choreographer, the group combines street dance and theatre to create original performances, showcased to theatre audiences.

Cost: £60 per twelve-week term, and meet on a Monday evening.

QDC (Queen’s Dance Company)
ages 16+ (Monday evenings) MORE LESS

QDC is our advanced dance programme, whereby applicants are invited to audition. Under mentorship from a professional choreographer, members of QDC will hone their dance and choreographic ability leading to performances at both the Queen’s Theatre and other venues.

Cost: £60 per twelve-week term, and meet on a Monday evening.

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