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Welcome to the Torch Youth Theatre


Our program for young people aged 7 to 18 helps them to understand what it is to be a theatremaker. Each week our young people are encouraged to build their confidence through creative and engaging skill-building sessions, led by our dedicated team. These sessions are not just about acting and theatre; we ensure that our young people learn about social skills, problem-solving, and teamwork. Most importantly our young people have fun and make new friends.

There is a session every week during term time, but there is no pressure to attend each one of these. Below you will find a list of session times and a guide to what ages we feel are suitable for each group.

Torch Youth Theatre operates on seven key principles:

  • Providing a regular connection for young people with their peers.
  • Encouraging the development of young people’s imagination.
  • Promoting creative, physical, and educational activity.
  • Offering the opportunity for young people to learn new skills.
  • Supporting the development of methods for critical thinking.
  • Providing space for young people to understand the world around us.
  • Finally, and most importantly, enabling young people to understand themselves. 

Torch Youth Theatre is a welcoming space to everyone. We are also aware that every young person develops at their own rate and ability is not always linked to age. We aim to make reasonable adjustments to our delivery to ensure that each group provides the best fit for everyone, so our young people can make the most of their experiences.

We seek to engage young people in creative safe spaces which allow them to express themselves; to work out what matters to them, what they are passionate about, and how to tell everyone about that. We believe that the young people we work with have the power to make their own stories, and change how we all see our world.

Our Autumn term starts on the week commencing 18th September 2023.

Torch Youth Theatre sessions are held on the following days during term time: 

Group 1: School years 3 & 4 meet on TUESDAYS 4:00pm to 5:30pm 

Group 2: School years 5 & 6 meet on WEDNESDAYS 4:30pm to 6:00pm  

Group 3: School years 7, 8, & 9 meet on TUESDAYS 6.30pm to 8:00pm  

Group 4: School years 10, 11, 12 & 13 meet on WEDNESDAYS 7:30pm to 9:30pm 

If this sounds like something you or your young person are interested in being part of then please contact our box office team on 01646 694192 and they will be happy to book you in for your taster session.

For more information, and to begin your creative journey with us, please contact our Senior Manager: Youth and Community, Tim Howe or 01646 695267.


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