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Partington Theatre runs workshops for our younger members to encourage and introduce young people to the art of dramatic performance. Led by dedicated, experienced and fully qualified professionals, our three youth workshops are open to all from age seven upwards.

All workshops are run on a TUESDAY evening (details below) and cost £2.50 per session.  Senior students can now work towards Bronze and Silver Arts Awards. www.artsaward.org.uk

Little Stars Play Theatre is a Saturday morning club for 4 – 6 year-olds. Drama is combined with play and fun to develop your little one’s concentration, imagination, social and creative skills. Price £3.50 per session.

For further information or to book a place please contact Penny on 01457 852281.

The Workshop aims are:

  1. To develop dramatic skills and techniques.
  2. To develop a positive awareness of others.
  3. To learn to work positively and productively with others.
  4. To develop self-confidence.
  5. To learn that effective performance in public requires a structured and disciplined approach, and when opportunity arises gain experience of public performance.

Session times

JUNIOR Ages 7 to 10 5:00pm – 6:15pm.
INTERMEDIATE Ages 11 to 14 6:15pm – 7:30pm
SENIOR Ages 14 to 18 7:30pm – 8:45pm

To book please contact Penny on 01457 852281.

Congratulations to all the Youth Theatre children involved in the pantomime. It was delightful to see some of our previous members returning to play main characters. It’s always so nice to keep in touch and to have people back in the adult plays at the theatre as well as the pantomime. Peter McKernan who was a longstanding Youth Theatre attendee, comes back regularly to help out…..thanks Peter, it’s great to have you back.

October’s LAMDA examination results were once again fantastic. Everyone passed with Distinctions and Merits. The children have to prepare 2 monologues for performance during which they are marked on acting skills, technique and knowledge of each piece. These are held at Sheffield University. We offer LAMDA participation exclusively to members of our Youth Theatre.

In February half term, there will be a fun 3 day ‘Acting Holiday Camp’ (without sleeping over!) style course with a performance at the end, again only available to the Youth Theatre members.

It won’t be long before we are casting our One Act Play…so there is plenty going on for Glossop’s budding young Actors and Actresses!
Penny Smith