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Prime Youth Theatre 2023-24
Monday 2 October - Saturday 16 December '23 (No workshops Monday 16-Saturday 28 October)
Monday 8 January - Saturday 23 March '24 (No workshops Monday 12-Saturday 17 February)
Monday 15 April - Saturday 13 July '24 (No workshops Monday 27 May-Saturday 1 June)
Please note Beacon group will start from 4 November '23
Beacon is free to young people with EHCPs thanks to Children in Need support.
Spark £80/ Other groups £100 per term. There are no additional production or project fees.
Reductions: 10% if paying for 3 terms at once. 10% sibling reductions for additional memberships within the same family. (Reductions can't be used together).
A limited number of free and discounted places are available to members who are Deaf, disabled, Young Carers, Child Looked After, Care Leavers or have a household income of less than £25k. To apply for membership support contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 01793 614864
Workshops are held in Prime’s theatre studio at the Wyvern Theatre, Swindon, SN1 1QN. Our professionally led, fun-filled workshops include all levels of drama exercises and theatre training. Members make friends, build creative confidence 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.
Beacon: (Guidance 11-16yrs)
A safe and supportive group for young people with an EHCP for moderate additional needs.
Spark: (Guidance 8-10yrs)
For those with little or no experience of drama. Creative games, role play and physical storytelling, nurture imagination, develop communication skills and builds confidence.
Ignite: (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.
Forge: (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.
Furnace: (Guidance 14-18yrs)
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.
13+ Specialist Workshops
Writers Pad: Have something to say? Want to write your own script? Friendly sessions to learn dramatic writing, develop techniques and find your own voice. Suitable for beginners and those with more experience.
Tech Crew: More interested in backstage than onstage? Want to find out more about lighting, sound, design and stage management? Opportunities to work on Prime Theatre productions.
Workshops relaunch in Autumn 2023 email email@example.com to find out more and register interest
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.
Filiz Ozcan– Associate Director: Filiz has worked across the UK and internationally as a youth theatre lead, theatre practitioner and director. Companies include Birmingham Rep, New Vic (Newcastle- Under-Lyme), Pegasus and Tara. Filiz is Joint Artistic Director of Komola Collective who focus on international female stories.
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.
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
for my daughter, teaching her how to perform and building great social skills.
to perform, write, direct and make friends for life.
Erin: Ex-Prime Youth Theatre Member and Young Trustee
for children and young people as both audiences and creatives in and out of school.
Helen: Principal - Drove Primary School
and diversity in your projects, productions and people!
Faye: Arts Council England
for the growth of skills, language and confidence our pupils show when working with Prime.
Bob: Headteacher - Abbey Meads Primary School
and I've never looked back during years of performing on stage and screen!
Chris: Professional Actor
was joining your youth theatre. You made me aware of what was possible in me & my career.
Sarah: Digital theatre maker and director