Royal Court Youth Theatre

A new, fresh and FREE Youth Theatre based at Royal Court Theatre designed BY young people FOR young people.

We did it!

On 20th Jun 2016 we successfully raised £1,646 with 43 supporters in 56 days

The Royal Court Youth Theatre is a FREE training and workshop programme giving opportunities to young people, aged 11-25, to better their lives. Young people have the chance to  increase their skills in range of disciplines including:

  • Singing, acting, dancing
  • Musical Theatre
  • Writing
  • Sound and lighting
  • Marketing and Fundraising
  • Events management
  • Peer mentoring

The project engages around 150 young people each year, improving aspirations and ensuring that the arts is accessible to everyone regardless of their social background.

We need to raise funds for ongoing running costs and to ensure that we can continue to run the Youth Theatre project free of charge. 

“When I joined the Royal Court Youth Theatre, I was a bit apprehensive. I'd heard about the youth theatre through my school, and thought it'd be a good way to get some self confidence and meet new people. I'd never really done drama before, and I was nervous about going into this environment with no idea what I was doing or if I'd be any good. I soon learned that I had nothing to worry about. The instructors who taught us were lovely, and introduced me and my peers into the class at a pace that we were okay with. They didn't judge us, or make us feel stupid for not knowing something. As the weeks went on, my confidence grew, and so did my interest in the theatre world.  In my opinion, the Royal Court has let me experience more in my 16 years of life than I ever would have dreamed I could have. I've made so many friends, experienced so many things, been given so many opportunities, and learned so much. The welcoming aura of the youth theatre had helped me overcome so much, both personally and socially, and free of charge, meaning I've been able to make it there every week. The theatre is now my home from home, and if I could give advice to the young people in our city, it would be to join the theatre, because it has helped me so much and the people there are lovely, but not only do you learn and grow as a person, you have fun in the process, which I think is one of the most important parts of learning”. Tasha 

 "Everyone is so welcoming and we, were [sic] like a family" Luke

"I love the Royal Court Youth Theatre. It's a place I can come after a bad day and relax. I enjoy the opportunities I get here, and I can talk to anybody about anything and they won't judge me but instead help me through it. It's a great place to be" Kayleigh

"I absolutely love it" Anthony 

If you are a young person, or know a young person, who would like to find out more about this project then please calll 0151 702 5892 or contact education@royalcourttrust.org

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