Youth Theatre 1 and 2

Youth Theatre 1 - ages 13 - 15

Youth Theatre 2 - ages 15 - 21

Location: Chickenshed Southgate

Chickenshed’s Youth Theatre is a place for individuals to flourish. With increasing support for our members to create their own programmes throughout the year, both YT1 and YT2 offer a thoroughly rounded approach to inclusive theatre practice with the additional opportunity of a BTEC First Qualification.

Devised performance is central to the work of the Youth Theatre workshops and the annual artistic programme is divided into three sections:

  • During autumn and winter terms members are invited to participate in Chickenshed’s Christmas production.
  • In the spring term they work on creative skills in their peer group with the additional opportunity to collaborate with other arts organisations.
  • A peer group performance is the focus of the summer term with creative leadership encouraged from within the group.

Our members are also offered further training in many areas of our work including:

  • British Sign Language
  • Dance classes
  • Vocal classes
  • Children’s Theatre creative support roles

Another big part of Youth Theatre life is our Youth Forum, chaired and managed by members of YT2, where members have the opportunity to advise on the development of their Youth Theatre workshops.

Both Youth Theatre 1 and Youth Theatre 2 are currently full but you can still register your interest by completing an application form and we will add you to our waiting list.

I used to be a member at Chickenshed, It was absolutely amazing. Not only do you feel included, you feel part of a bigger something - a play, a story. Backstage you make so many friends, including people with a different disability to you, or none. Real friends that you learn to trust and last a lifetime. - Shakira Dyer, Former Member and Young Creator

We also run The Weekend Itch Youth Theatre taster days throughout the year to make sure everyone has the opportunity to take part in our performance activities.

Apply for YT1

Apply for YT2