Theatre Orchard Youth is a free, inclusive and dynamic youth theatre which firmly places young people at the centre of the creative process.show me
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Theatre Orchard Youth
Theatre Orchard Youth Sessions are delivered by passionate industry professionals offering a range of experiences in the performing arts – acting, singing, dancing and film-making, there’s something for everyone!
Sessions allow young people to experiment with a range of techniques, styles and genres within a supportive environment of playful creativity enabling young people to raise aspiration, develop skills and respond to their lives.
We have recently moved from our successful virtual youth theatre on Zoom to meeting In Real Life in our brand new space in Weston-super-Mare, Front Room, which is inside the Sovereign Centre.
"My mental health really suffered during lockdown but taking part in the online sessions was really uplifting. I did workshops that I might not have thought were for me and loved them. All the artists leading were fun, inspiring, caring and knew their stuff. It has made me want to do Drama GCSE now!"
Senior Group Member, Female, age 14 years
Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy
At Theatre Orchard we are committed to the safe welfare of children and young people in all the work we do. Our dedicated team is trained in the latest safeguarding and child protection policies to ensure that every experience we offer children as part of our creative programme of events, outreach and engagement upholds safe practice within safe places.
'I like doing drama and I like playing. No one laughs at what you say here, and I like making plays and stories. I like coming here. It makes me feel better about myself'
Junior Group Member, Male, aged 8
We work hard to deliver our creative programme of events, outreach and engagement, but we would struggle without the generosity of our wonderful volunteers. It’s the perfect way to give something back to the community whilst stock piling a whole host of memorable experiences.
If you would like to get involved as a Volunteer with Theatre Orchard, we would truly love to hear from you!
If you are interested booking a workshop or would like to discuss your ideas for an engagement opportunity, please contact our Engagement Manager, Angela Athay-Hunt.