There are two groups for this age range, and they are called 4a and 4b. There are up to 25 people in each group. 4a meet on Mondays 6.45pm-8.15pm during term time. 4b meet on Tuesdays 6.45pm-8.15pm during term time.
They are treated as a young theatre company and work on their performance skills to an advanced level. This group perform in a full-scale production once a year. Each performance will be for a large ensemble cast, which means there will always be a part for everyone, with no big or small parts. These shows will either be scripted or devised (created from scratch by the young people).
Our staff will monitor each young person's progression over an academic year and encourage a supportive atmosphere. At the end of each term two certificates are given, one is the Leader Award, the other is the Peer Award.
By taking part in Youth Theatre, young people can choose to work towards an Arts Award qualification, accredited by Trinity College London. To achieve their Arts Award, young people take on challenges in an art form, participate in arts activities, experience arts events, get inspired by artists and share their arts skills with others. This age group can work towards the Bronze, Silver or Gold Arts Award. This is not compulsory.
Theatre Trips, the groups will be able to attend shows together at an additional cost of £5 per show, which will be added on to their term fee.
Youth Theatre run by Disclosure and Barring Service checked theatre professionals with outstanding theatre training and are supported by an assistant.
How to join?
To register your interest in joining Youth Theatre, please follow these easy steps:
- Complete a Registration Form, one per child.
- Read and agree to our Behaviour Policy
- Return your completed Registration Form to Harrogate Theatre, Oxford Street, Harrogate, HG1 1QF or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Your child will be allocated a space in the right group for their age and we will contact you with all the information you will need to pay for your child’s place. If there are no spaces available, we will add you to a waiting list and contact you as soon as a space becomes available.
If you’d like to talk further contact us on 01423 502 710.
Fees are £70 for a 10-week term. Payment is taken by our Box Office team. We also do a year-long discounted rate at £180 / £110 conc. for an academic year.
All fees are due a week before each term begins. Payments made after this date will be subject to a £10 late payment fee. If you are unable to pay by the payment deadline, you must contact us in writing, so we can make a note on our system and cancel the late payment fee.
If a member no longer wishes to take part in Youth Theatre, you must let us know in writing as soon as possible. If you tell us after the payment deadline date, we reserve the right to charge you for the full term, plus the late payment fee.
If you are entitled to free school meals, are on Universal Credit or any benefit scheme you can apply for the concessionary rate of £40. If you are eligible to receive this reduced fee, you must send us a photocopy/ scan of the relevant documentation. If we do not receive any evidence of your status, then we will invoice you for the balance of your fees for that term.