Love theatre? Want to be a part of something exciting? Then it’s time for you to join our Young Theatre Makers!
After our successful summer sessions back at the theatre, we are thrilled that Young Theatre Makers will be taking place in our building once again, during the autumn term. Workshops will take place at the theatre over the course of twelve Sundays in September – December. We have thoroughly prepared and modified our building and the way we work to provide participants with an environment that is safe and reassuring, as well as exciting and enjoyable!
During the YTM autumn term, children will learn new skills, meet new people and really develop their talents as a performer. Our sessions are energetic, challenging, educational and enjoyable!
We will explore and develop a wide range of theatre skills, which may include:
- Voice and communication
- Trust and team-building
- Rehearsals for performances
- Script work
- Devising (where young people can create and develop their own ideas)
The aims of our classes are to:
- Inspire young people to engage in theatre and the arts.
- Enable young people to explore their creativity and imagination, build confidence, have fun and make new friends.
Meet our YTM Directors:
Xahnaa is a Bristol-born director, theatre maker, facilitator and performer. She attended the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama on the BA Drama, Applied Theatre and Education course. Xahnaa works frequently with the Bristol Old Vic’s Engagement department and is the co-founder and the Creative, Pastoral Care Director for Young Six Six. She also facilitates and directs with Travelling Light Theatre Company and was the Assistant Director on Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory’s The Place at The Bridge, which played at Tobacco Factory Theatres in May 2021. Within her practice, Xahnaa uses theatre to assist people, creating environments where the creative energy and direction is participant-driven. Xahnaa believes in shaping a space to anchor the work – it is the participants, through their growth, exploration and collaboration, who will fill it in.
Holly is a Bristol-born theatre maker, performer and facilitator with over 15 years experience working with children and young people in school and community settings – working for companies including Bristol Old Vic; Fifth Word; Freshwater Theatre; NowPressPlay; Access All Areas and Gingerline, as well as founding her own theatre company Join the Dots. Holly performs improvised comedy with Rhinoceros; and is part of sketch comedy collectives Release the Clowns and The Biscuit Barrel. Holly’s skills include devising, improvisation, storytelling, clowning, puppetry, mask, and prop making. Holly is passionate about using the power of drama to empower, inspire and connect people.
If you are new to YTM and you would like to come along to try a session out, please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org
Due to current limits on capacity we can only offer trial sessions on groups that are not fully booked.
- AGE RECOMMENDATIONFor ages 7-10 years
- TICKETSPay What You Choose – £36 / £96 / £144 to attend ALL TWELVE SESSIONS
- VENUESpielman Theatre
YTM 7-10 MORNINGS
Sun 12 September – Sun 05 December 9.45am – 11am (No session Sun 31 October)
Due to popularity, we have two YTM companies for 7-10 year olds (morning and afternoon groups). Please ensure you book for the one that matches your preference.
All workshops will take place on Sundays at Tobacco Factory Theatres from 9.45am – 11am.
Pay What You Choose
Our Get Involved programme is at the very heart of our mission to provide a welcoming home for creative adventures. We want these opportunities to be open to all by keeping prices as low as possible. The true cost per person of running a session is £12 per session or £144 per term, so if you are able to spend a little more, your contribution will help support our theatre and the incredible artists we work with to bring you this programme. Regardless of what you choose to pay, session leaders will be paid in full for their time and expertise.
Pay £36 / £96 / £144 to attend ALL TWELVE SESSIONS
PLEASE NOTE, when booking you will only see the first date of the sessions. By booking you are committing to all twelve YTM sessions as per the dates above. We are unable to offer refunds for YTM places unless we have a waiting list for that particular class and are able to resell the place.