Joy for young performers as Burnley Youth Theatre announces new season workshop dates

A new season of workshops for children aged up to 18 begins tomorrow (April 20th) creating a perfect opportunity for local youngsters to build their confidence, learn performance skills and make new friends.

Monday, 19th April 2021, 12:30 pm

Burnley Youth Theatre offers plenty of ways for children, young people and families to get involved with the inclusive Youth Theatre Programme, which offers a range of creative workshops for young people up to the age of 18.

The thriving organisation is excited to reopen and welcome children, young people and families to their Covid secure theatre in Burnley. If your child loves performing, wants to try a new hobby or simply find a place where they belong, then BYT is perfect for them.

The following workshop sessions are available for youngsters from Tuesday:

The thriving organisation is looking forward to welcoming everyone back to their workshops

After the Rain - for school years 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13 (up to age 25 for LDD)

A welcoming and open space for anybody who is lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or questioning and those who believe in equality and want to bring about change for the LGBTQ+ community. After the Rain explores and celebrates LGBTQ+ culture through the arts – developing projects and movements which celebrate and increase visibility of the North West’s LGBTQ+ Community.

Theatre for Change - for school years 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13 (up to age 25 for LDD)

A creative space where young people can explore the issues that matter to them today, such as Black Lives Matter, Climate Change and Social Inequality. The workshop develops a deeper understanding of how physical theatre, spoken word and other theatre techniques can be used to create change. Theatre for Change encourages young people to use the arts to promote a positive, political and social change within the local community and beyond.

Junior Connect - for school years 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6

Filled with fun drama games, movement and music, Junior Connect introduces children with disabilities or learning difficulties to the world of theatre. This workshop is perfect for making friends and developing confidence. Fully supported session. Parents/Carers are welcome to meet us before to discuss individual needs.

Youth Connect - for school years 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. 12 and 13 (up to age 25 for LDD)

An engaging workshop which introduces young people with disabilities or learning difficulties to theatre, movement, and music. Through different drama games and exercises participants will gain confidence, make new friends and build skills. Fully Supported Session. Parents/carers are welcome to meet us before to discuss individual needs.

Adult Connect for ages 18+

A welcoming space for adults with disabilities or learning difficulties to work together, develop confidence and make friends. Adult Connect explores the world of theatre through various theatre activities tailored to encourage creativity, bring ideas to life and develop new skills. Carers are welcome to attend the session.

To find out more about Burnley Youth Theatres workshops and how to book a space go to https://burnleyyouththeatre.org/youth-theatre/