At the heart of Northcott Young Company are the Saturday Classes we run during school term time, where participants work alongside our experienced tutors and other young people to develop their creativity and performance skills, explore themes and devise new theatre to share with friends and family. Sessions are fun, welcoming and inclusive, and we don’t expect young people to have previous experience; just a desire to get involved and work creatively.
SPRING TERM IS NOW IN PROGRESS
For Spring 2021 we’ve got Saturday Classes for these age ranges:
9-12 YEARS (10AM – 12PM)
13-16 YEARS (12.30 – 2.30PM & 3 – 5PM)
Classes run from 9 January to 27 March, excluding the two Saturdays of half term, and culminate in a sharing for friends and family. The fee for the full 10-week programme is £100.
Contact our Box Office on 01392 726363 (open Tues-Sat, 10am-2pm) for more information.
We’re also planning to launch a new older group next term:
17-21 YEARS (DETAILS TO BE ANNOUNCED)
Contact our Young People’s Producer, Lisa Hudson, for more information about any of these opportunities.Contact Lisa
NYC has given me confidence both on stage and in every day life. I love the sense of community and how it opens up all sorts of opportunities like directing scenes rather than just acting in the play.
Performance projects are a natural extension of our NYC Saturday Classes, with older participants (12+ years) invited to audition for a fully-realised theatre production on the Northcott stage, typically with rehearsals during school holidays.
Performance Projects encapsulate our NYC ethos, with participants working creatively and generously, sharing ideas and making work in collaboration, developing their understanding of themselves and the world around them.
Recent projects have included a new version of Rime of the Ancient Mariner (2017), Into The Light, a response to W.H. Auden’s poem September 1 1939 (2018), an adaptation of The Family Tree by Mal Peet (2019), and UNLOCKed, which encompasses Tomorrow, a short film reflecting on participants’ experience of lockdown and I Am Rose, live performances inspired by this film (2020).Watch ‘Tomorrow’
Thank you so much for providing such a positive environment for our daughter to learn and grow in. She’s really enjoyed the Saturday sessions and her confidence has increased so much since joining the group. I really appreciate the great job you’re all doing.
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