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.
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.
Our current age groups are:
Tots – (ages 3-6): 1.00pm – 2.00pm
Juniors – (ages 7-9): 9.30am – 11.00am
Intermediates – (ages 10-13): 11.15am – 12.45pm
Seniors – (ages 14-18): 1.00pm – 2.30pm
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 2019/2020
Saturday 21st September to Saturday 7th December 2019Half term: Saturday 26th October 2019 and Saturday 2nd November 2019 (NO YOUTH THEATRE)
Saturday 11th January to Saturday 21st March 2020Half term: Saturday 15th February 2019 and Saturday 22nd February 2020 (NO YOUTH THEATRE)
Saturday 25th April to Saturday 11th July 2020Half term: Saturday 23rd May 2020 and Saturday 30th May 2020 (NO YOUTH THEATRE)
- £70 a term per child
- £45 a term for each subsequent child (can be used on any youth theatre age group)
Early Bird tickets (£60 – £40 for each subsequent child) are available until the 4th April 2019.
Click below to pay and download a booking form.
How to Join:
- Download the application form (see right) which includes the Terms and Conditions
- Fill in on Microsoft Word or print it out to fill in by hand
- Pay for one or two children by clicking the button (see right). This will reserve your place but for insurance purposes we still need the application form to be filled in.
- Return the application form by:
‘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.