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Youth Theatre

NST Youth Theatre

13 to 18 years

 

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Open to any young person aged 13-18 years, NST Youth Theatre offer engaging, fast-moving, supportive sessions on a weekly basis in which to learn and develop theatre and drama skills. Led by our experienced Youth Theatre staff, sessions cover everything from character development, script analysis, rehearsal techniques and the devising of original work.

Our Youth Theatre takes place over 3 terms a year (Autumn, Spring, Summer) and aim to hold 10 sessions per term. Outside of sessions we do 3 shows a year (one in each term). Any member of our Youth Theatre is eligible to audition for all of our highly-regarded productions, providing performance opportunities working with theatre industry professionals in both our Studio Theatre and Main Auditorium.

On occasion we encourage our Youth Theatre to shadow professional set, costume, lighting and sound designers, as well as offer opportunities to learn more about stage management roles behind the scenes. For those successful in your auditions, please feel free to attend both rehearsals and weekly sessions or, depending on your availability, attend only rehearsals. We understand that most members are also juggling GCSEs and College, so chose your priorities carefully!

 

Times:

TUESDAYS 

 

13 to 16s Group 1  -   5.30pm to 7pm

(School Years 9 to 11)

THURSDAYS

 

13 to 16s Group 2   -   5.30pm to 7pm

(School Years 9 to 11)

16 to 18s Group      -  7pm to 8.30pm

(School Years 12 to 13)

   

                        

Members of the Youth Theatre are expected to attend only one of the groups. If you are part of one of our productions, our days for rehearsals are Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. However, on any rehearsal week we will only arrange a maximum of 3 days rehearsal per week, with rehearsal calls arranged to optimise casts time.

 

Current Term is Autumn 2019, starting 17th and 19th September

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Fees:

Fees for our Youth Theatre are £70.00 per term. Your first session with us is always a taster session, for which no fees are needed and applications can be made via the ‘Register Your Interest’ button below.

 

Bursaries:

Bursaries are available to young people whom may face financial barriers in accessing the work of NST's Youth Theatre. Please get in contact with [email protected] to be given a bursary form, specifying in your email which group you are from and if you're applying as either: a parent/guardian of a DC/YT member, or as someone Over 18 and Applying for Self. 

 

Discounts:

Our Youth Theatre members benefit from £5 ticket deals to our NST Produced shows! For 2019 this includes: One Man, Two Guvnors and Cinderella. Youth Theatre members also benefit from a limited amount of £5 tickets to Youth Theatre shows.

 

Want any more information? Give our Terms and Conditions document a look.

Terms and Conditions

*Please note that we do not require any previous experience with acting or drama to become part of our Youth Theatre

 

How to get here:

NST Youth Theatre takes place at NST City’s Rehearsal Room, situated on level 2 of the building just outside the elevators. Address is: 142-144 Above Bar Street, Southampton, SO14 7DU. More information on how to find NST City can be found under the 'How to Find NST City' tab.

NST Drama Club

5 to 13 years

 

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At NST City’s new producing theatre, there’s a large purpose built rehearsal room with a sprung dance floor and floor to ceiling mirrors. This is the home of NST’s Youth Theatre and Drama Club.

Our Drama Club takes place over 3 terms a year (Autumn, Spring, Summer) and aim to hold 10 sessions per term. During these terms we offer weekly sessions in supportive environment, with an aim to learn and develop theatre, drama, confidence and team building skills. We aim to do 1 Summer Showcase per year for our 9 to 11s and 11 to 13s groups, which is performed in our Studio Theatre over the Summer term, involves all of our Drama Club members and is supported by theatre industry professionals. During the Spring and Summer terms we focus our older groups towards rehearsals for the show. While our 5 to 7s and 7 to 9s don’t take part in a Summer Showcase, we offer sharing sessions at the end of Summer terms so family and friends can take a peek into what they’ve been up to!

 

Times:

Saturdays   

              5-7 yrs                          9am to 10am

             (School Years 1 to 2)

              7-9 yrs                          10am to 11am

              (School Years 3 to 4)

              9-11 yrs                        11am to 12.30pm

              (School Years 5 to 6)

              11-13 yrs                      1.30pm to 3pm

              (School Years 7 to 8)              

Current Term is Autumn 2019, starting 28th September

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Fees:

Fees for our Drama Club are £70.00 per term. Your first session with us is always a taster session, for which no fees are needed and applications can be made via the ‘Register Your Interest’ button below.

 

Bursaries:

Bursaries are available to young people whom may face financial barriers in accessing the work of NST's Drama Club. Please get in contact with [email protected] to be given a bursary form, specifying in your email which group you are from.

 

Discounts:

Our Drama Club members benefit from £5 ticket deals to our NST Produced shows! For 2019, Drama Club appropriate shows include: One Man, Two Guvnors and Cinderella

 

Want any more information? Give our Terms and Conditions document a look.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

 

*Please note that we do not require any previous experience with acting or drama to become part of our Drama Club

 

How to get here:

NST Youth Theatre takes place at NST City’s Rehearsal Room, situated on level 2 of the building just outside the elevators. Address is: 142-144 Above Bar Street, Southampton, SO14 7DU. More information on how to find NST City can be found under the 'How to Find NST City' tab.

NST Young Company
NEW FOR 2019-20

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NST Youth Theatre are excited to announce their new NST Young Company: a theatre group in which young people will work collaboratively to create fresh, original work.

 
Open to any young person aged 19-25 years, the NST Young Company meets every Tuesday evening in the purpose-built Rehearsal Room at NST City. Working towards two performances across the year, the Young Company will devise original performances under the guidance of NST’s experienced staff. In addition to this, NST Young Company members are eligible to audition for NST Youth Theatre’s other available performance opportunities offered during the year.
 

Our Youth Theatre takes place over 3 terms a year (Autumn, Spring, Summer) and aim to hold 10 sessions per term. Outside of sessions we do 3 shows a year (one in each term). Any member of our Youth Theatre is eligible to audition for all of our highly-regarded productions, providing performance opportunities working with theatre industry professionals in both our Studio Theatre and Main Auditorium.

On occasion we encourage our Youth Theatre to shadow professional set, costume, lighting and sound designers, as well as offer opportunities to learn more about stage management roles behind the scenes. For those successful in your auditions, please feel free to attend both rehearsals and weekly sessions or, depending on your availability, attend only rehearsals. We understand that most members are also juggling GCSEs and College, so chose your priorities carefully!

 

Times:

TUESDAYS 

 

19 to 25s Group   -  7pm to 8.30pm

 

   

If you are part of one of our productions, our days for rehearsals are Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. However, on any rehearsal week we will only arrange a maximum of 3 days rehearsal per week, with rehearsal calls arranged to optimise casts time.

 

Current Term is Autumn 2019, starting 17th and 19th September

Download Term Dates

Fees:

Fees for our Youth Theatre are £70.00 per term. Your first session with us is always a taster session, for which no fees are needed and applications can be made via the register your interest button at the top of the page. 

 

Bursaries:

Bursaries are available to young people to participate in NST's Youth Theatre where price is a significant obstacle. Please fill out the below form to be considered. Bursaries are given at the discretion of the theatre.

Applying as a Parent/Guaridan of YT Member

Over 18 and Applying for Self 

 

Discounts:

Our Youth Theatre members benefit from £5 ticket deals to our NST Produced shows! For 2019 this includes: One Man, Two Guvnors and Cinderella. Youth Theatre members also benefit from a limited amount of £5 tickets to Youth Theatre shows.

How to get here:

NST Youth Theatre takes place at NST City’s Rehearsal Room, situated on level 2 of the building just outside the elevators. Address is: 142-144 Above Bar Street, Southampton, SO14 7DU. More information on how to find NST City can be found under the 'How to Find NST City' tab.

 

Want any more information? Give our Terms and Conditions document a look.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS 

Slumber Stories

3rd to 4th July 2019, NST City Studio

 

NT Connections: Class

28th to 30th March 2019, NST City Studio

 

How to Disappear Completely and Never Be Found

10th to 12th January 2019, NST City Studio

 

#Love

29th June 2018, NST Campus Main Auditorium 

 

Much Ado About Nothing 

19th to 21st July 2018, NST City Main Auditorium 

 

NT Connections: Dungeness

5th to 7th April 2018, NST City Studio

 

Love and Information

18th to 20th January 2018, NST City Studio

 

A Time in Our Lives

24th May 2018, NST Campus Main Auditorium 

 

NT Connections: Monstrum

27th to 28th March 2017, NST Campus Studio

 

Consensual

19th to 21st January 2017, NST Campus Main Auditorium 

 

Youth Theatre

 

 

 

Twelfth Night

by William Shakespeare

23rd to 25th January at NST City Studio 

Tickets £12

 

“If music be the food of love, play on. Give me excess of it”

Viola is washed ashore, separated from her twin brother Sebastian after their ship is wrecked. 

Forced to step out into the land of Illyria alone, she discovers in this strange place no one is quite what they claim to be. So begins a crazy, complicated tangle of mistaken identity and unrequited love. But in Illyria, love’s true course does not run smoothly.

Shakespeare’s classic comedy is brought to musical life by NST’s Youth Theatre. 

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Drama Club

To be announced in Spring 2020