Participants from our October 2012 half-term Youth Theatre

Booking still open for our half-term Youth Theatre

Saturday 11th February 2012

18-22 February
10am – 4pm
14-21 Years
£60 for five days

Youth Theatre workshops

Our youth theatre experiences give children and young people the opportunity to train and perform in a professional theatre environment.

During February half-term holiday, we will be running week-long workshops at Nottingham Playhouse and at the Arts in Education Centre, College Street.

The workshop week will explore the play Enron by Lucy Prebble; which will become the main stage production for the group this summer, for those who are selected.

What you will do

During the week each group will create a twenty minute piece of theatre, which they will perform at 2pm on Friday 22 February in the studio spaces.

As part of the week, Youth Theatre participants will also receive a free ticket to see Retina Dance Company perform Corporalis on Tuesday 19 Feb at 8pm and enjoy a free workshop with dancers from the company during normal session time.

“It is a truly wonderful experience”

Joe Hennessy is a former participant of our half-term Youth Theatre and has recently achieved his Gold Arts award. He says of his experience:

I loved my time at the playhouse; it has created countless opportunities for me both in the theatre and socially that have been incredibly enjoyable. I began at the playhouse when I was 13 and stayed for five years, and I think the experiences have certainly helped me grow and mature not only as a performer but as a person.

When asked what he would say to anyone that is thinking of getting involved in half-term Youth Theatre, Joe said:

I would tell everyone to get involved and give it a go; it is a truly wonderful experience that has helped me so many times over the years. When I decided to study drama at university, all the work I had done with the playhouse made up a large part of my application. Not only that but I made loads of friends and generally had an amazing time. The playhouse has been one of the biggest experiences of my life so far, so I would tell everyone to go for it- you won’t regret it!

Booking open until Friday 8 February

The workshops are for young people aged 14 – 21, and all the groups are mixed age-range. The workshop leaders include Sarah Stephenson, Allie Spencer, Ria Ashcroft and Hannah Stone.

Places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Please call our Box Office on 0115 941 9419, or call at the Box Office in person, and ask to book a place on the February Advanced Youth Theatre.

The closing date for booking on is Friday 8 February 2013.

For more detailed information please see the attachment “participants letter Feb 2013” at the top of this page on the right under ‘downloads’. If you have any further questions, contact Sarah Stephenson on 0115 947 4361 or email