Young Company Performers
OUR YEAR LONG COURSES FOR PEOPLE AGED 14-21 INTERESTED IN PERFORMING, ACTING, WORKING IN GROUPS AND TRYING OUT NEW STYLES OF THEATRE.
PERFORMERS: AGES 14 - 21, WEEKLY SESSIONS TUESDAYS, VARIOUS TIMES.
WE HAVE TWO GROUPS OF PERFORMERS:
Performers 1: Ages 14-17, weekly sessions Tuesday 5.00pm – 7.00pm
Performers 2: Ages 18-21, weekly sessions Tuesday 7.30pm – 9.30pm
All sessions offer practical approaches to performing, introducing you to a variety of acting techniques and skills, culminating in an end of year performance during the summer holidays that you will work on with the Young Makers.
The Young Performers specialise in making theatre and performing. Sessions will explore what it means to work in an ensemble both in a rehearsal room and on stage. Alongside professional directors, you will develop a foundation of performance skills including movement, approaches to script, creating a character, devising and improvisation.
YOUNG PERFORMERS WILL:
• Develop in-depth performance skills
• Learn about a variety of performance styles
• Get practical and try different techniques
• Perform as a group
• Work with large groups and lots of different people
• Develop in confidence
• Share ideas
• Explore and discussing theatre with like-minded people
YOUNG PERFORMERS WILL HAVE ACCESS TO:
• Weekly skills sessions
• Opportunities to make, watch and learn more about theatre
• Free tickets to Royal Exchange main house productions
• Access to opportunities in the arts, information about events, tickets and work in Manchester
• Production opportunities including an end of year performance
• Opportunities to collaborate intergenerationally with our Elders Company
• Mentoring from theatre staff and exclusive backstage access
Fees are £200 for the year. Financial support to help with membership and travel costs to and from the theatre is available through our scheme called Arts Pot. Applications to the Arts Pot can be made once you have been offered a place in the Young Company.
Applications for Performers are now closed and we reopen again in Summer 2022.