The BLT Youth Theatre was set up in November 2002 with a view to making drama accessible to young people.
The BLT Youth Theatre offers its members a wide range of drama-based activities, including improvisation games, improvised scenes, mime, movement, choral speaking, working with text, acting, and sight reading.
The main idea behind the Youth Theatre is to help to develop young peoples’ performance potential and stage technique, and provide an environment that stimulates imaginations, builds confidence, and helps to develop social and team working skills. We are keen to meet young people who are enthusiastic and interested in drama and theatre activities. They do not need to have prior training or experience of stage work.
The BLT Youth Theatre currently holds two sessions (which meet on Saturdays) as follows:
Intermediates: 10 to 12 years
Seniors: 13 to 15 years
As well as the weekly classes run at the Theatre and the twice yearly Youth Theatre productions, members of the Youth Theatre also have the opportunity to become ‘youth members’ of BLT (for a small annual subscription charge). This then entitles them to audition for children’s and young people’s parts in the Theatre’s ‘main’ productions.
The Youth Theatre classes are run in the safe environment of the Theatre and are organised and led by Felicity Clements, who is LGSM and ANEA qualified. Felicity is also CRB-checked.
If you would like to know more information about the BLT Youth Theatre then please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01273 262 114.
The Youth Theatre stages one or two productions a year, which are fully incorporated into the Theatre’s main programme. Further details of Youth Theatre productions can be found in the Current Productions section.