Camberley Theatre's popular Youth Theatre provides children and young people with the opportunity to learn new skills, build their confidence and make new friends in an environment that is friendly and fun.
The emphasis is on drama, and our professional tutors will teach students a wide range of stage crafts that will include acting techniques, voice work, movement and more.
Every year the Youth Theatre has the opportunity to put all that they have learnt into an annual show that is presented on the Camberley Theatre stage. This year the Mini Youth Theatre presented Charlie and the Chocolate Factory while the other groups presented Alice in Wonderland and Teechers.
Mini Youth Theatre
For younger children we have classes on a Saturday morning. In these fun classes our tutors will lead the children in games and activities with a performing arts bias. During these activities children will gain confidence and most importantly, have fun!
Camberley Youth Theatre is open to all; no audition is necessary!
Advance booking is recommended as courses do sell out and we operate a strict waiting list policy.
Sibling discounts are available if more than one child from the family wishes to be involved. Book one full price place and siblings receive a £25 discount.
Tuesday - Thursday classes is £110.00
Saturdays £80.00, Sibling Discount £25 off.
Term Begins week commencing 3 September 2013 (There will be a break for half term week).
Term Ends week ending 21 December 2013.
4 to 5 years Saturday 10am - 11am
6 to 7 years Saturday 11.15am - 12.15pm
8 to 9 years Tuesday 4.30pm - 6.30pm
10 to 12 years Tuesday 6.30pm to 8.30pm
10 to 12 years Thursday 4.30pm - 6.30pm
13 to 14 years Thursday 6.30pm - 8.30pm
15 to 17 years Wednesday 7.30pm - 9.30pm
Find out more about our Tutors
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 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.
Director and choreographer Stuart Sweeting enjoys a varied career and last year directed Camberley Theatre's pantomime Peter Pan. As a performer he has appeared in many West End musicals including Me and My Girl, 42nd Street, Mack and Mabel and Starlight Express. He held the position of Resident Director on Bombay Dreams and Starlight Express. Stuart has worked with many famous faces including Miranda Hart and Denise Van Outen and on great shows including Legally Blonde and The Jersey Boys. Most recently Stuart choreographed Chasing the Dream the first musical to get through to the live shows of Britain's Got Talent 2013.