Blue Orange Youth Theatre classes aim to provide an exciting, enjoyable and creative platform for local young people to learn skills in creating excellent quality theatre. The classes are divided into Juniors and Seniors who meet on Saturdays.
September Term now available for Booking.
We will comply with whatever the current government advice is at the time of the classes, information will follow closer to the time of the class.
About the Classes
Blue Orange Youth Theatre classes aim to provide an exciting, enjoyable and creative platform for local young people to learn skills in creating excellent quality theatre. The classes are divided into three groups; Juniors, Intermediates and Seniors. Classes take place on a Saturdays.
New members are welcome throughout the term. If the term has already started just drop us a message or come along on Saturday
Our current age groups are:
Tots – (ages 3-6): 9.30am – 10.30pm
Juniors – (ages 7-9): 9.30am – 11.00am
Intermediates – (ages 10-13): 11.15am – 12.45pm
Seniors – (ages 14-18): 11.15am – 12.45pm
What you will do (amongst other many, many other things)
Learn basic drama skills
Build teamwork and confidence
Develop vocal and physical technique
Learn how to create original theatre
Learn how to devise, improvise and write scripts
Put on a presentation to friends and family twice yearly
Seniors most years also have the opportunity to make a short film.
Dates for 2022/2023
Saturday 23rd September to Saturday 9th December 2023Half term: Saturday 28th October and Saturday 4th November 2023 (NO YOUTH THEATRE)
Saturday 13th January to Saturday 23rd March 2024Half term: Saturday 17th February 2024 (NO YOUTH THEATRE)
Saturday 20th April to Saturday 6th July 2024Half term: Saturday 25th May and Saturday 1st June 2024 (NO YOUTH THEATRE)
Due to the current financial conditions we have decided for the time being to continue to discount our prices. Current prices are:
- £60 a term per child
- £40 a term for each subsequent child (can be used on any youth theatre age group)
Click below to pay and download a booking form.
TRY A CLASS!
We always allow a child to try a class without commitment. Please contact us for details.
How to Join:
- Pick the time for the relevant class.
- Select ‘First Child’ ticket.
- If you have additional Children please select ‘Additional Child’ for each. Note. They do not have to be in the same class.
- Return the application form by email or drop it in when you come in.
‘Call Me’ A film made in 2018 featuring members of the Seniors group.
Tutors – Blue Orange Youth Theatre tutors are CRB/DBS checked and are trained and experienced professionals.
Simon has run the Blue Orange Youth Theatre since 2014. He has been directing professionally for about fifteen years including tours, theatre in education to eight shows at the Blue Orange Theatre.
Janaya has been acting from a very young age, gaining stage and screen credits from as young as eleven. Janaya moved to Birmingham from Liverpool in 2001. She graduated from the University of Birmingham with a BA (Hons) degree in Drama and English in 2004.
Following this Janaya took on different career paths, including teaching, before entering into TIE working with Loudmouth Theatre Company for five years. During this time Janaya travelled the country performing and delivering workshops for young people and adults.
Janaya has also worked in a freelance capacity as a facilitator, workshop leader and drama coach. Her passion for working with children and especially early years groups, stems from her own two sons. She says that she is constantly in ‘CBeebies’ mode at home with her boys
The classes aim to encourage children to feel good about themselves, listen and respond expressively, help speech development, increase confidence and develop social interaction.