School Years 4 – 11
Playmakers Youth Theatre provides engaging and exciting practical sessions, created for young people.
Our sessions enable participants to boost their confidence and encourage new ways of thinking. All while creating theatre by the participants for the participants.
Youth Theatre Members will:
- work with our dedicated and devoted theatre specialists.
- develop skills such as creativity, collaboration, improvisation, storytelling, physical expression and the ability to adapt to anything.
- experiment with theatre in new and exciting ways.
- devise their own work.
- perform on stage at Theatre Royal Winchester and at the Outdoor Arts Festival, Hat Fair (available for those who participate in both autumn and spring terms).
"Where young theatre-makers experience the creativity, performance and joy of theatre in a nurturing and supportive environment"
Drama and Theatre
School Years 4-7 and 8-11
Where participants will develop their skills in theatre making to create devised theatre. Led by our passionate team, participants will make new work to be performed on stage at Theatre Royal Winchester and Hat Fair.
School Years 4-7 and 8-11
Where participants will develop their skills in Musical Theatre, to create new songs and dances for their one of a kind story. Led by our passionate team, participants will make new work to be performed on stage at Theatre Royal Winchester and Hat Fair.
The Playmakers Youth Theatre year runs during the majority of the traditional Autumn, Spring and Summer academic terms with 30 sessions including performances at Theatre Royal Winchester in Spring and at Hat Fair in the Summer.
Our proposed dates for 2023/24 are:
w/c 25 Sep to 4 Dec 2023
(Autumn half term w/c 23 Oct)
w/c 8 Jan to 18 Mar 2024
Performances at Theatre Royal Winchester w/c 25 Mar 2024
(Spring half term w/c 12 Feb)
w/c 15 Apr to 1 Jul 2024
Performances at Hat Fair weekend of 5 - 7 Jul
(Spring half term w/c 27 May)
Our Membership Fees
We have worked tirelessly to ensure that the cost of Playmakers Youth Theatre is the most affordable youth theatre in Winchester and District.
Our membership fees per term are:
- £85 Standard fee
Free Taster Sessions
Want to try us out? Participants (and their parents/guardians) are most welcome to come along for a free taster session and see what we get up to. If you'd like to attend a free taster session, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope that our prices are affordable, but we understand that it may not be affordable for everyone. We are able to offer financial support (such as bursaries) to new and existing members for whom the price is a barrier to joining Playmakers Youth Theatre. If you would like to discuss this further please contact email@example.com for a confidential conversation as to how we can support.
Our Commitment to Accessibility
Playmakers Youth Theatre is for everyone.
All of our staff have many years experience of working with young people and we are committed to ensuring that every member of Playmakers Youth Theatre feels welcome, heard and supported no matter their lived experience or accessibility requirements.
We ask members to inform us of all relevant medical information, accessibility requirements and any other relevant information to ensure we can provide a safe, secure and stimulating environment for all.
If you would like to discuss how we can best support you/your child further or would benefit from any of our information in an alternative format, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01962 840 440. Alternatively pop into Theatre Royal Winchester during our opening hours to speak to a member of our Playmakers team.
"I really like how sessions encourage us to be open, to understand ourselves and the lives of others"