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What About Me? 7 / 12

30 July, 2018 - 10 August, 2018

    Nuffield Southampton Theatres presents

    What About Me?

    Summer Youth Project 2018

    30 July - 10 August at NST City

    This event is for ages 7 - 12

    10am to 3pm

    Click here for ages 13 - 19

    Join us for a two-weeks of summer holiday activities and put on a show in our brand new state-of-the-art theatre NST City.

    Participants will work together to generate a new performance based on their own ideas and stories. Have fun, build confidence and make new friends whilst learning about how to make theatre and the excitement of putting on a show.

    This project is aimed at people with all types of experience and abilities, we actively encourage anyone to come along, get involved and be creative.

    NST will deliver this project with ArtfulScribe as part of the SO:Write, experts in delivering workshops that inspire writers, writing, and live literature events

    Participation: £225 for 2 weeks inclusive (excl. Sat and Sun)

    Book in 2 siblings and receive 10% discount, please call Box Office to apply this discount

    Please note that deposits of £50 are accepted, with full payment by the start of the project

    50% bursaries are available for these courses for those for whom cost is a significant obstacle.

    Download the application form and return to [email protected]

    Application Form


    Do I need to have performed before?

    Absolutely not! This project is aimed at people with all types of experience and abilities, and we actively encourage anyone to come along to this project.

    I just want to make up plays, not perform in them! Is this still for me?

    Yes! This whole week focuses on theatre MAKING, so we encourage those of all interests to come and try their hand at the creation process.

    What should I wear?

    Please wear loose and comfortable clothing that allows for freedom of movement and do not restrict you in any way. We ask you also wear shoes/trainers suitable for movement - while the sessions will not be overly physical, we want you to be comfortable enough for the long days!

    Do I need to prepare anything?

    Not at all, we’ll start the week with games and getting to know you all, with theatre making and creation happening within sessions. We do have a ‘Getting To Know You’ form though, which we’d like you to complete before starting the 2 week workshop.

    What will I be doing each day?

    Your first week of the project will be filled with lots of exercises designed to get your creativeness flowing, so that we can start making the pieces that you’ll be performing later in the process. Your second week will be perfecting the pieces you’ve created and developing your own skills, all so that the performance at the end of the week is extra amazing!

    We’ll be giving out a more detailed timetable as the project grows nearer.

    Should I bring a packed lunch?

    7 to 12s group – Children under the age of 13 will not be allowed out for break times as we will not be supervising them outside of the building. You’ll need to bring plenty of food and liquid to last you throughout the day.

    13 to 19s group – As part of the registration form, those aged 18 and over and those with lunch time permissions will be able to leave the theatre/NST Staff during their break times. We’re situated 10 minutes from West Quay Shopping Centre, so there will be plenty of options.

    We do encourage you to bring snacks and plenty of fluids however, as small breaks will not give enough time do pop out.