The Swan Theatre, Worcester opened its doors for the first time in 1965 and ever since then it has been at the heart of the cultural and artistic community in Worcestershire. A major part of the theatre operation has always been its youth theatre and we are delighted to continue providing theatre education to young people from all over the county. A large number of our students over the years have gone on to work in professional theatre, film, television, and radio and although this is not the main goal of the SYT it is a legacy of which we are incredibly proud.
Each level of the youth theatre has a slightly different focus and builds on the work of the previous group. The goal of the youth theatre is not to produce child stars and we never audition for entry to the youth theatre. Every member has the opportunity to perform regardless of his or her experience or ability.
1. To provide a safe and fun environment where young people of all ages can engage in a range of skills through theatre and performance.
2. To give every young person the opportunity to perform.
3. To provide support to those young people who have a desire to go on a study drama, performance, acting, or theatre at any level.
RUFUS NORRIS - PATRON
The SYT is delighted to have Rufus Norris as our patron. Rufus is a former member of the Swan Youth Theatre and made his professional debut with the Worcester Repertory Company before going on to train at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.
"The City of Worcester would be immeasurably poorer without the Swan, and I among many others am proud to say that it has been the foundation of my artistic life. I look forward to the next 50 years with admiration and humble gratitude, and celebrate the wonderful entity that is the Swan Theatre"
Former member of the Worcester Repertory Company & Swan Youth Theatre and Director of the National Theatre of Great Britain.
Patron of the Swan Youth Theatre
Tuesdays & Wednesdays
School Years 1-4
4:30pm - 5:30pm
The Junior Groups are all about having fun.
Theatre is a great way to build confidence and personal skills and each child gets an opportunity to let their creative sides run wild.
Come along for a taster session
and find out more.
Monday Tuesdays & Wednesdays
School Years 5-8
5:45pm - 7:15pm
The Intermediate Groups start to learn a whole host of theatre based skills.
Stagecraft, voice work, script projects, devising and a whole host of other theatre-based subjects are explored as well as the continuation of fun and games from the Junior Groups.
Mondays & Tuesday
School Years 9 - 13
7:30pm - 9:30pm
The Senior Groups build on the work of the Intermediate Groups and begin to look at a more diverse range of skills and how they relate to theatre.
They work towards a sharing of work and members have the opportunity to take part in longer term projects and even become a part of the Young Rep, our flagship programme for young people who are looking to make theatre and performance their careers.
We're always pleased to greet new members into the youth theatre and we can guarantee that new students will always be made to feel welcome by the tutors. Due to the demand for places in certain groups we have a waiting list, which operates on a first come, first serve basis. Fees are payable on either a termly or an annual basis and vary depending on age of the youth theatre member.
Fill in the online application form and you will be placed on our waiting list until a space becomes available.
Once a space is available we will contact you via email or phone.
£45.00 per term | £120 if paid annually
£55.00 per term | £150 if paid annually
£65.00 per term | £180 if paid annually
TERM DATES 2019-2020
Autumn Term 2019
23rd September - 6th December 2019
Half Term Break: w/b 28th October 2019
Spring Term 2020
20th January - 3rd April 2020
Half Term Break: w/b 17th February 2020
Summer Term 2020
27th April - 11th July 2020
Half Term Break: w/b 25th May 2020
Week Beginning 6th July 2020
Performances 10th & 11th July 2020