Youth Theatre

NST Youth Theatre

13 to 21 years

 

Open to any young person aged 13-21 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

19 to 15s Group      -  7pm to 8.30pm

THURSDAYS

 

13 to 16s Group 2   -   5.30pm to 7pm

16 to 18s Group      -  7pm to 8.30pm

   

                        

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 to participate in NST's Youth Theatre where price is a significant obstacle. Please fill out one of the below forms (depending on who is applying) to be considered. Bursaries are given at the discretion of the theatre and all information provided to use will be 

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.

 

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

Terms and Conditions

Register Your Interest

*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

 

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

              7-9 yrs                          10am to 11am

              9-11 yrs                        11am to 12.30pm

              11-13 yrs                      1.30pm to 3pm

              

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 to participate in NST's Youth Theatre where price is a significant obstacle. Please fill out one of the below forms (depending on who is applying) to be considered. Bursaries are given at the discretion of the theatre and all information provided to use will be 

Applying as a Parent/Guaridan of YT Member

 

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

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST

*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.

Youth Theatre

 

1984

by George Orwell

9th and 10th August 2019, 7.30pm

Tickets from £10

 

"Big Brother, fearless protector of Oceania, standing like a rock against the dark hordes of the Eurasian Armies.”

At the Ministry of Truth, Winston Smith spends his days rewriting history. At his home, he secretively spends his evenings longing for a brighter future. When a mystery love note crosses his palm he decides to risk the unknown consequences which await such Thought Criminals in Room 101 in search for the truth…War is Peace. Freedom is Slavery. Ignorance is Strength.

Young theatre makers from across the area join forces over two weeks through our NST Youth Theatre Summer Project to bring this Orwell classic to the NST stage.

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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 2019

 

 

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 

 

Summer Youth Project: 1984

29th July to 10th August 2019

13 to 21 years

“It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.”


Winston Smith, thinks a rebellious thought, starts a diary and falls in love. But Big Brother is watching. If you want to keep a secret, you must also hide it from yourself, as your inner most thoughts can incriminate you. What chilling fate awaits rebels in Room 101?
 

NST’s Summer Youth Project brings together young theatre makers and industry professionals to create a new production of 1984 to celebrate the 70th anniversary of George Orwell’s timeless and still poignantly relevant, classic.

 


 

Auditions for this project have now been held and offers to join the cast have been sent out. Payment information for those who have accepted will be sent out seperately.

 

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Drama Club Summer Workshop

19th to 23rd August

NST Campus' Cafe/Bar

9am to 3pm daily, with a sharing at 5pm on 23rd

 

Come spend a week of Drama Club fun at NST Campus, where we’ll be exploring the theme of ‘Lost and Found’. We’ll be working on acting skills, teamwork and playing lots of games, culminating in a special sharing with all your family and friends!

Fees: £95 for the week, sibling discount of £85 each

To be part of this fantastic week, just phone up our Box Office (02380 671 771) or visit in person to pay the full fees! If you'd like to discuss a deposit before making the full payment, please email [email protected]

Bursaries are available, but as this is an already subsidised workshop week they will only be given out to those whom price is a significant barrier.

Summer Youth Dance Intensive

19th to 23rd August

NST City 

10am to 4pm daily, with sharing at 5.30pm on 23rd

 

A Mayflower Partnership with ZoieLogic Dance Theatre and Nuffield Southampton Theatres! We are delighted to offer an intensive one-week dance workshop for 10-18 year olds led by ZoieLogic Dance Theatre. The workshops will give participants a chance to experience their unique style fusing contact work and exciting narrative led contemporary dance. The workshops will run from Monday to Friday 10am – 4pm with a later finish and show-back on the final day at 5.30pm. 

Participant fee is £130 (sibling discounts and bursaries available - please enquire at time of booking). 

Call Mayflower's Box Office on 02380 711811 to book.

For additional information, please contact Engage on 02380 711810 or [email protected] 

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