The Maddermarket Theatre in Norwich has had a thriving Youth Theatre for over forty years, providing the first steps for young people looking for a hobby that boosts their self-confidence and a unique way of expressing themselves or those wanting to build a career in the theatre.
Our course has a two year syllabus and follows the academic year. Each term students will develop specific theatre skills at a level relevant to their age and ability.
They will experience a range of theatrical disciplines including story-telling, improvisation and devising, movement, mask work, characterisation, vocal development and how to approach text, whilst making new friends and having fun in a safe environment.
The final class of each term often takes the form of an open workshop, presentation of work in progress, or performance to which friends and family are invited.
Our older members are regularly invited to audition for our Production Group. We can also train young people in basic Stage Management.
The classes are run by our professional teaching staff, who continue to work in theatre themselves.