Camberley Youth and Mini Theatre

Youth TheatreFor those with a passion for theatre and performing aged between 4 and 17 years of age.

In an exciting and friendly environment, you will find the unique opportunity to develop your social skills, improve concentration and learn about theatre techniques in an innovative and stimulating weekly workshop.

Whether you dream of being an actor or just want to boost your confidence, develop your creative imagination or improve concentration and communication skills, our Youth Theatre offers you the chance to participate explore and develop creatively through warm up games, role-play, improvisation and devised music and drama pieces.

Sessions are led by highly experienced staff, who bring their unique and effective skills set to each and every class.
All you need to bring is some enthusiasm, a willingness to "give it a go" and a handful of creative ideas. It doesn't matter if you've never done any drama before - come and join us.

Free Taster Session
Not sure if Camberley Youth Theatre is for you? Well you can try before you buy. Call the Box Office and reserved yourself a place for the first class of term. If you like it (and we are sure that you will) you can then pay your term fees. Please note that the fee must be paid in full before the second class of the term.

Classes for 8 to 12 Year Olds
Each week you will take part in sessions that teach you stage craft, singing and dance as well as giving you the chance to create a piece of devised drama to actively and imaginatively explore, develop and improve movement, voice and communication through musicality, focus and confidence.

The Autumn Term will focus on vocal and physical technique, performance skills and devising a new piece for an informal presentation at Christmas. The Spring and Summer Term is dedicated to the preparation of the end of year show, performed on the main stage at The Camberley Theatre. Details about the show can be found on a separate information leaflet.

Sessions are led by highly experienced staff, who bring their unique and effective skills set to each and every class.
All you need to bring is some enthusiasm, a willingness to "give it a go" and a handful of creative ideas. It doesn't matter if you've never done any drama before - come and join us for a free taster session to see what it is all about.

Autumn Term Dates
The Autumn Terms begins on Tuesday 9 September and there will be a break for Half Term 27 - 31 October 2014.
Term Fees

Tuesday-Thursday Classes £110*
Saturday Classes £80
*Sibling Discount £25 off


Classes:
Saturday 10am - 11am 4 to 5 years Book Online
Saturday 11.15am - 12.15pm 6 to 7 years Book Online
Tuesday 4.30pm - 6.30pm 8 to 9 years Book Online
Tuesday 6.30pm to 8.30pm 10 to 12 years Book Online
Wednesday 7.30pm - 9.30pm 15 plus years Book Online
Thursday 4.30pm - 6.30pm 10 to 12 years Book Online
Thursday 6.30pm - 8.30pm 13 to 14 years Book Online



Find out more about our Tutors

Rachel Carr

Rachel has always had a keen interest in Performing Arts. During her A Levels she was part of a Theatre in Education group which toured local Secondary Schools and gave workshops to children. In 2011 Rachel was awarded a full time scholarship to study at the Guildford School of Acting's PPA of which she graduated with a diploma in Acting. One of the most memorable moments through her training was being able to record lead vocals for a track at the famous ‘Abbey Road Studios.’ Rachel has been lucky enough to combine work teaching drama with a number of drama companies and assisting at the Camberley Theatre.

 

Andy Edmeads

Andy started acting professionally at the age of 13 after completing a production of Peter Pan at the New Victoria Theatre, Woking with Russ Abbot. He trained at the University of Exeter, graduating with a BA Hons in Drama and joined a touring theatre company afterwards, performing productions such as The Tempest and Jason and Medea. Andy has directed various youth and adult theatre projects and courses across Surrey including the Woking and Redhill Summer Festival and Gifted and Talented weekends for Surrey County Council and 4S. He has also ran workshops for Theatre Exchange, Big Act and Creative Partnerships.

Away from his stage work, Andy has completed a number of short films and has lent his voice to commercials including McDonalds, Pot Noodle, BSM Driving School, NSPCC and Clearasil and can be heard on the EA Games release Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. He has been fortunate enough to work with the likes of Stephen Mangan, Adrian Edmonson, Rob Brydon and worked with Hugh Laurie on ITV's Fortysomething. This summer, Andy shot the pilot episode of “Help Yourselves” a sitcom set in a charity shop. Written by Andy and filmed in Camberley, the aim is to deliver the finished episode to broadcasters and production companies in the autumn.

 


 

Take part in the 2015 National Theatre Connections

We are excited to announce that the Camberley Youth Theatre has been accepted into the festival, which is really very exciting. This could see members of our Youth Theatre invited to perform on stage at the National Theatre, which is an amazing opportunity for them. National Theatre Connections, which is a huge festival of Youth Theatre groups from around the country performing new work. Our tutors will explain more at the beginning of the September term but in the meantime you can find out more from this link from the National Theatre http://connections.nationaltheatre.org.uk/ Opens in a new window