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Prime Youth Theatre

6-19yrs

Our professionally led, fun-filled workshops include all levels of drama exercises and theatre training and take place in our professional studio in the Wyvern Theatre. Professional training in partnership with Arts Council England

PYT members make friends, build confidence, nurture their imagination and develop performance skills.

Beginners and emerging artists are welcome

Safeguarding measures are in place

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Group
Time
AGE
Act - Tuesday
Tuesday 5:15 - 6:45pm
Age Guide 11-13 yrs
Act 1 - Wednesday
Wednesday 5:00 - 6:30pm
Age Guide 11-13yrs
Act 2
Thursday 5:15 - 6:45pm
Age Guide 13-16 yrs
Act 3
Thursday 7:00 - 9:00pm
Age Guide 15-19 yrs
Beginners
Saturday 10:00 - 11:00am
Age Guide 8-11 yrs
WarmUp
Saturday 11:15 - 12:00pm
Age Guide 6-8 yrs
CentreStage (For young people with additional needs)
Saturday 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Age Guide 11-16 yrs

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Prime Youth Theatre 2024-25

AUTUMN Monday 16 September - Saturday 14 December '24 (No workshops w/c 28 Oct)

SPRING Monday 6 January - Saturday 6 April '25 (No workshops w/c 17 Feb)

SUMMER Monday 21 April - Saturday 13 July '24 (No workshops w/c 26 May)

Group Information

Our professionally led, fun-filled workshops include all levels of drama exercises and theatre training. PYT members make friends, build confidence, nurture their imagination and develop performance skills. Groups are mixed in age to best develop skills, confidence and creative ability. Beginners and emerging artists are welcome. Ages are for guidance only.

WarmUp: (Guidance 6-8yrs)

For those new to drama groups. Creative games, playful characters and storytelling, the group nurtures imagination, develops communication skills and builds confidence.

Beginners: (Guidance 8-11yrs)

For those with little or no experience of drama. Creative games, role play and physical storytelling, nurture imagination, develop communication skills and builds confidence.

Act 1: (Guidance 11-13yrs)

For those with some experience of drama. A variety of texts and creative challenges develop essential theatre making skills alongside self-expression and group performance.

Act 2: (Guidance 13-16yrs)

Focused training for young actors building their vocal and physical skills. Solo experiences and group activities develop individual characterisation and ensemble performance techniques.

Act 3: (Guidance 15-19yrs)

For those with an increasing commitment to theatre-making. Members use their creative voice and strengths to explore a variety of sources and themes in a professional space.

CentreStage: (Guidance 11-16yrs)

A safe and supportive group for young people with an EHCP for moderate additional needs.

Membership Fees

CentreStage is free to young people with EHCPs thanks to Children in Need Support

WarmUp £75 per term

Beginners £80 per term

Act 1 & 2 £100 per term

Act 3 £110 per term

Discounts: we offer a sibling discount of 10% when a second sibling joins. The discount will be applied to the lowest priced group and will be automatically applied when enrolling and paying

The Prime Youth Theatre Bursary-- At Prime Youth Theatre we want any young person who wants to join us to be able to, regardless of financial barriers. The Prime Youth Theatre Bursary is a limited fund that provides financial support to help young people take part in our activities. For more information and how to apply please contact Eve on eve@primetheatre.co.uk

Location

Workshops are held in the studio at the Wyvern Theatre, Theatre Square, Swindon, SN1 1QN

Contact

For more information please contact Eve on eve@primetheatre.co.uk

Practitioners

In our safe and supportive environment, young people develop theatre techniques, learn how to express themselves, grow social skills & empower their creative voices. Prime staff are professional creatives who specialise in training young people. All staff have DBS checks & regular safeguarding training.

Eve Winters– Youth Theatre Director: Eve worked for 15 years as a professional actor, whilst developing her skills as a youth theatre practitioner. She is passionate about amplifying youth voice and has been supported by Arts Council England to develop her craft as a director and deviser with young actors.

Mark Powell – Artistic Director: Trained at Rose Bruford College of Theatre & Performance & Birmingham University. Mark is a director & writer with credits including Salisbury Playhouse, National Theatre, the egg & Birmingham Rep.

Sue Welsh – Freelance Practitioner: Sue is a qualified teacher and has years of experience supporting young people with SEND needs. She founded and ran Rubber Chicken Theatre Company, she regularly performs around the area as an actor and a clown.

Meet the team!

Youth Productions & Projects

2024 Productions: Grow Up! & Philip Pullman's Grimm Tales

When This is Over

A production about the lives of young people, past, present and future.

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Up In Your Head

A UK lockdown production with Theatre 503 and Theatre Centre

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Painting the Past

A promenade production in and about the spirits of Lydiard House

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Lockdown Street

A new audio production made with Pitlochry Festival Theatre

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Teenage Kicks

A cross-generational project for BBC Crossing Divides 2019

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Singing Together

20 schools sing a story of WW2 evacuees with BBC Radio Wiltshire

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The Odyssey

A full-length show written and performed by Prime Youth Theatre

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This Is Our Town

Travel through time as old Swindon is born, built and brought to life

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Punk Rock

Prime Youth Theatre explode at the European Youth Theatre Festival

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2046

Mark Gatiss guest stars in a site-specific glimpse into the future

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What people say about us...

Prime changed my life

by making me feel part of a group and developing me as a person and a young actor.

Jacob: Young Trustee and Prime Youth Theatre Member

An outstanding youth theatre

for my daughter, teaching her how to perform and building great social skills.

Laura: Parent

So many opportunities

to perform, write, direct and make friends for life.

Erin: Ex-Prime Youth Theatre Member and Young Trustee

The best theatre company

for children and young people as both audiences and creatives in and out of school.

Helen: Principal - Drove Primary School

Remarkable quality

and diversity in your projects, productions and people!

Faye: Arts Council England

Thank you, thank you

for the growth of skills, language and confidence our pupils show when working with Prime.

Bob: Headteacher - Abbey Meads Primary School

Prime got me into Drama School

and I've never looked back during years of performing on stage and screen!

Chris: Professional Actor

The best decision I ever made

was joining your youth theatre. You made me aware of what was possible in me & my career.

Sarah: Digital theatre maker and director

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