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Badapple Youth Theatre Takeover

by Badapple Theatre Company in York, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Badapple Youth Theatre Takeover


£1,800 target 3 days left
13% 8 supporters
Keep what you raise – this project will receive all pledges made by 7th December 2021 at 12:00pm

Chance for our older Youth Theatre pupils to develop their independence & teamwork as they decide what show to create from scratch in Spring

by Badapple Theatre Company in York, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

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We are thrilled to have got our Youth Theatre Takeover Crowdfunder campaign off the ground! Thank you to those who have already supported the project for Spring next year.  The aim is to let our young actors call the shots, chose what to perform, plan how to do it and let their imaginations soar! We would be immensely grateful if you could share this link as we drive towards out target. We might be a small company, but we have a big reach and are passionate about giving children the confidence to articulate well in public and succeed in life!

What is Badapple Youth Theatre?

We are a professional touring theatre company and have been performing in the smallest and hardest-to-reach rural venues for the past 22 years, bringing theatre and music to its doorstep. We go to places with limited access to arts and provide genuine access to a full theatre experience for all. Audiences get a complete theatre experience in their local community venue with the company touring lights, sound, stage and highly-respected professional actors. In 2015 we established Badapple Youth Theatre to combat the lack of drama in state schools. It is now thriving and runs weekly during term time for ages 7-16 rurally at Green Hammerton Village Hall, near York. We offer free scholarship places for any children who are in receipt of free school meals.


What our aim?

Our aim is to inspire and give confidence to the young people we work with, where they can access affordable, top quality arts activity right on their doorstep. The classes help the students to build teamwork, creativity, expand their horizons, learn new theatre skills e.g. public speaking, but also to have fun and make new friends! The sessions are open to all and local which means that parents and carers do not need to travel long distances in to larger towns and hubs to find drama lessons. Many of the villages’ older residents, grandparents and carers look forward to our Youth Theatre performances and they serve as popular community events, linking the generations as well as helping to keep our village venues thriving.



One parent recently stated: “Badapple Youth Theatre Group is the highlight of my daughter's week. As a child who suffers with social anxiety, Badapple is her safe haven. Her space to be herself, where she is accepted, encouraged, and nurtured. Under their gentle guidance and expert tuition she is blossoming publicly into the bright, confident child we know and love at home.  I cannot express how vital this group has been to her, and how desperately she needs its continued support.”


Another parent of a child who attended our online sessions during the height of the pandemic wrote, “I didn’t realise how withdrawn my child had become during lockdown until I saw how joyous he became after the sessions with his friends”.


In short, Badapple is a small company with a big reach, passionate about bringing theatre to those who can’t access it easily and about giving children the confidence to articulate well in public and succeed in life!



This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

Script Pack

Signed script/CD pack from one of our Badapple writers and composers

£25 or more

1 of 10 claimed

Free Tickets

£25 of free family tickets (up to 2 adults and 3 kids) to see a Badapple show live

£50 or more

Audience with Kate

An audience with... online discussion with Artistic Director Kate Bramley about our theatre work and identity

£100 or more

Online performance workshop

One-hour online performance skills workshop for your group with one of our Youth Theatre team

£500 or more

Your own live Badapple show

Bring a Badapple live show to a community space near you in 2022

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