TheatreRoyalPlymouth

Young Company Workshops

By becoming a Young Company member you’ll be able to make the most of our exciting array of courses, workshops and events including playwriting, theatre design, acting and dance. The programme is designed to offer you opportunities you wouldn’t get anywhere else and allow you to choose the workshops that suit your talents, interests and passions. All workshops are run by professional practitioners at our award winning Production and Learning centre at TR2, Cattedown or in our performance space The Lab at the theatre. Keep a look out for one-off workshops, Saturday Specials, intensive week activities and auditions throughout the year.

Unless otherwise stated, this programme will remain the same for all three terms.

The Spring term dates are: W/C 8.01.18 > W/E 19.03.18 (Excluding half term: W/C 12.02.18).

How to book

All of the courses are exclusive to Young Company Members. Anyone between the ages of 5 and 25 can become a member for £6 a year. Places on these courses are strictly limited so book quickly to avoid disappointment. You can book for the Spring term from 10am on the 4th December.

Please call the Box Office on 01752 267222 or Jordan Guilfoy-Richards on 01752 230379 to book/ ask any questions during office hours.

Mondays

YC Acting (for ages 8 -11)

5pm – 6.30pm

Get creative in these fun and friendly sessions that will inspire the imagination and build performance skills.

Cost: £55 per term- Held at our Production and Learning centre, TR2 (PL4 0SJ)

YC Acting (for ages 11-13)

5.15pm – 7pm

Energetic and creative sessions designed to develop performance skills, build confidence and have fun.

Cost: £55 per term- Held at our Production and Learning centre, TR2 (PL4 0SJ)

YC/ PC Acting (for ages 18-25)

7.15 – 9.15pm

This group focusing on exploring a range of professional rehearsal and performance techniques with a mix of people from the Young and People’s Company.

Cost: £55 per term- Held at our Production and Learning centre, TR2 (PL4 0SJ)

Tuesdays

YC Create (for ages 11-18)

5.30pm – 7pm

Exploring drama and expressive movement, these fun and friendly sessions are designed especially for young people with disabilities who feel they would benefit from additional support.

Cost: £35 per term- Held at our Production and Learning centre, TR2 (PL4 0SJ)

YC Acting (for ages 13-15)

6pm – 8pm

These energetic and fun sessions focus on developing performance skills and techniques, and explores different theatre styles and practice.

Please note 13-15 workshops will now take place in The Lab at the theatre (not at our Production and Learning centre).

Cost: £55 per term

Wednesdays

YC Acting (for ages 8 -11)

5pm – 6.30pm

Get creative in these fun and friendly sessions that will inspire the imagination and build performance skills.

Cost: £55 per term- Held at our Production and Learning centre, TR2 (PL4 0SJ)

YC Acting (for ages 15-18)

6.30pm – 8.30pm

Discover and explore a range of professional rehearsal and performance techniques across the year, with a focus on a different skill or style each term.

Please note 15+ workshops will take place in The Lab at the theatre (not at our Production and Learning centre)

Cost: £55 per term

Saturdays

YC Dance (for ages 8 -12)

9.45am – 11.15am

A fun creative dance session exploring a range of dance styles for all abilities.

Cost: £55 per term- Held at our Production and Learning centre, TR2 (PL4 0SJ)

YC Dance (for ages 11-25)

YC Airborne Boys: 11.30am – 1.30pm
YC Airborne Girls: 2.00pm – 4.00pm

Our Airborne dance programme offers a range of contemporary styles and the opportunity to create new pieces; Airborne Boys and Girls groups have the opportunity to perform at platforms across the South West.

Cost: £55 per term- Held at our Production and Learning centre, TR2 (PL4 0SJ)

YC Acting (for ages 5 -7)

10am – 11.30am

A perfect introduction to performing for our youngest theatre makers. A fun session exploring all aspects of theatre from storytelling to expressive movement.

Cost: £55 per term- Held at our Production and Learning centre, TR2 (PL4 0SJ)

YC Dance (for ages 5 -7)

2pm – 3pm

A perfect introduction to dance for our youngest performers. A fun session exploring all aspects of dance from storytelling to expressive movement.

Cost: £45 per term- Held at our Production and Learning centre, TR2 (PL4 0SJ)

YC Acting (for ages 8 -11)

12pm – 1.30pm

Have fun, make friends and learn new skills in these highly energetic sessions that will fire the imagination.

Cost: £55 per term- Held at our Production and Learning centre, TR2 (PL4 0SJ)

YC Design (for ages 13-21)

Sessions will run on the following dates: 13th Feb, 25th Feb, 4th March, 18th March, 25th March, 1st April 2018. All sessions will run from 10:30am – 2:30pm (apart from 13th Feb which will be from 12pm-4pm)

This year we have an exciting opportunity for the Design Group. They will be given the brief to create the set, props and costume for Brainstorm, the Young Company’s Spring Production which will take place in the Drum from the 12-14th April. The Design Group will work alongside the creative team, including the director, and production manager as well as the cast. The Live Project will look at the skills for working within a creative team, allow you to solve problems and make decisions about the set, props and costume as well as give you experience of working within the production workshops at the theatre’s world-class production facility, TR2.

These courses are ideal for anyone with an interest in Art and Design subjects, as well as for those wanting to try something new and already has a passion for acting, dancing or performing.

Cost: £75 per term (6 week term).

Concessions and bursaries

Bursaries and assisted places are available for young people who, for financial reasons, would be unable to attend the classes without this support. Please contact us for more information and an application form. Book two places and receive a £5 discount (this applies to both young people booking on to two or more courses and siblings booked on to the same/different courses)

Unfortunately, refunds are not available except in exceptional circumstances and at our discretion. Refunds offered in the unlikely event of a course being cancelled. Workshops subject to a minimum of 10 participants.