Work with our professional artists to develop your skills for the stage or behind the scenes. Theatre Royal Plymouth’s Young Company is a great way to increase your skills and confidence in a fun and friendly environment.
We have decided to make changes to our membership- we’re still in the process of working out exactly what this will look like, but in the meantime, If you’d like to receive YC information, we can add you to our mailing list. To be added to the mailing list please contact email@example.com
Our Young Company courses are now open to non-members. To find out more and Book your place follow the link below:
Our intensive week-long Theatre Academies in the Easter and Summer Holidays give you the chance to develop your skills with professional theatre-makers in a fun and exciting week of activities.
Look out for our family-friendly workshops filled with lots of movement, rhyme, storytelling and fun to inspire.
Dare to Dazzle
Dare to Dazzle is a drama group for children aged 7–11 from asylum seeker, refugee or migrant backgrounds. We use drama to explore identity, improve confidence, integration and enhance language skills.
The children’s end of term showback was great, it has inspired me to create an assembly with my class next week celebrating some of the things that make us different.
For more information about Dare to Dazzle, please contact us by email or phone on 01752 230315.
In these active weekly sessions, you and your child will explore well-known stories through creative play and unique theatrical storytelling.
My child, who is practically non-verbal, has started creating stories at home and re-enacting Tiny Tales stories.
Audition for the upcoming Young Company show
Audition Application Form
Spring Show 2022
Who tells the stories?
Who writes the history books?
You can’t change the past… but what if you could hold those responsible, accountable?
The Young Company Spring Show (title to be generated by the cast) will reach through time and confront the ‘problematic’ history of some of Plymouth’s famous heroes. ‘Cancel culture’ will be investigated and the company will take back the power, by writing a new history of their city.
This production will bring together members of the Young Company and the Young Company Hubs aged 12 – 16 to perform this play in the Drum at Theatre Royal Plymouth. The show will be created and devised by the young people, written by Mich Sanderson and directed by Ryan Wilce.
Auditions will be held on Saturday 11th December with two audition slots available, either 10am – 1pm or 2pm – 5pm. The auditions will take place at The Lab, Theatre Royal Plymouth. The performance dates for this show will be from Thursday 21st – Saturday 23rd April 2022. A full rehearsal schedule can be found below.
You will take part in a group workshop that will last approximately 1 hour. We will then see you individually and ask you to tell us a story about Plymouth. This can be a true story, or completely made up – something that happened to you or someone you know, or a historical tale! Be as creative and performative as you like, but make sure it only lasts around 1 – 2 minutes.
Don’t want to perform but want to work backstage? We will also be looking for several young people to support this production as Assistant or Deputy Stage managers who will be involved in supporting rehearsals and the production process. These roles will be of real value, working with our professional Stage Manager, so we are keen to work with young people who are patient, hard-working and have more of an interest in what goes on working backstage to get a performance together!
To apply, please fill out the contact form linked below or ask for a physical copy from your YC Hubs practitioner. Don’t be afraid to email us on firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
|Saturday||11th Dec||10am – 1pm||The Lab, Theatre Royal Plymouth|
|Saturday||11th Dec||2pm – 5pm|
|Saturday||15th Jan||10am-1pm||TR2 Production and Learning Centre, Cattedown, PL4 0SJ|
|Tuesday||19th April||10am-6pm||Theatre Royal Plymouth|
TRP Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults Policy
The welfare of the child is paramount. Theatre Royal Plymouth (TRP) are fully committed to ensuring that children attending our facilities (and those who are working with us in off-site locations) are protected and kept safe from harm in accordance with ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children, A Guide to Inter Agency Working to Safeguard and Promote the Welfare of Children’ (Updated 2019), and internal policies and operating procedures.
This policy was updated on 05/02/2021
This policy is due to be updated on 05/02/2022