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Playmakers Youth Theatre

Young Company (Ages 19–25)


Playmakers Young Company is dedicated to offering local theatre makers aged 19-25 a safe, stimulating and supportive environment in which to explore their own practice and to work collaboratively with others under the guidance of local industry professionals.

Open to people of all experiences, members will attend weekly sessions which will be tailored to support them in developing their practice and lead them to collaboratively create new work which delights, unites and excites them.

In our sessions we will explore elements of theatre making such as:

  • Acting skills;
  • Character development technique;
  • Contemporary performance practice;
  • Design for performance;
  • Devising new work;
  • Directing performance;
  • Games for rehearsals;
  • Performing technique for varied spaces;
  • Script creation.

In addition, members will be introduced to the varied roles in the theatre industry through these sessions and performance opportunities including:

  • Designers;
  • Directors;
  • Performers;
  • Producers;
  • Stage management.
  • Technical roles;
  • Writers.

Playmakers Young Company will apply the elements of theatre to devise new performances to be staged in Spring at Theatre Royal Winchester and Summer at Hat Fair festival.

Term dates

Autumn Term
w/c 4 Oct to 13 Dec 2021
(Autumn half term w/c 25 Oct)

Spring Term
w/c 10 Jan to 21 Mar 2022
(Spring half term w/c 21 Feb)

Summer Term
w/c 25 Apr to 4 Jul 2022
(Spring half term w/c 30 May)

We aim to provide all groups 10 sessions per term.