StageXchange gives youth groups the opportunity to see a West End show followed by three, two hour, accompanying workshops in the youth group setting.
We are aiming to reach young people who have never been to a West End show before or at least would be unable to attend a production otherwise.
StageXchange generally works with 13-19 year olds, with 15+ young people per group.
APPLY ONLINE HERE. Someone will then get back to you to discuss a potential project in more detail.
Young people themselves can choose from a choice of shows, whilst we'll find a practitioner to suit your needs - the workshop content is up to you!
Past projects have included:
- Drama - Family and Class issues (Billy Elliot at the Victoria Palace Theatre)
- Building postive relationships and supporting each other (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at the Gielgud Theatre)
- Staying safe online/social media (We Will Rock You)
- Presenting yourself postitively (The Play That Goes Wrong at the Duchess Theatre)
- Musical Theatre (Once at the Pheonix Theatre)
- Forum Theatre (Othello at the Donmar Warehouse)
- Physical Theatre (Some like it Hip Hop at the Peacock Theatre)
- Issue-Based Theatre (Billy Elliot the Musical at the Victoria Palace Theatre)
- Building Confidence (Wicked at the Apollo Theatre)
- Devising your own show (Matilda at the Cambridge Theatre)
stagexchange aims to inspire creative work and increase understanding of the theatrical process, nurturing a realistic sense of what creative careers involve.
stagexchange will also build bridges with the community by bringing artists back into the youth group setting, to mentor group leaders in a relationship which can continue beyond the initial project.
"For some, although not immediately evident, this trip will have an impact that will last throughout their life" - Youth Worker, Castlecombe Youth Centre
Cost:£5 per theatre ticket, plus your own transportation costs
For more information:
StagePractice booklet: How to start drama with your youth group, an introductory guide DOWNLOAD HERE
stagexchange is generously supported by
The Holbeck Charitable Trust
Once groups have taken part in a StageXchange project, they will be offered the opportunity to continue their development by taking part in this 6 week programme. NextStage uses drama and other creative methods to help participants develop a greater understanding of skills needed to move forward into the creative industries job market.
- Enhance personal effectiveness in areas such as confidence, communication, behaviour, assertiveness and anger management.
- Making participants prepared for their next step towards employment.
- Build confidence in key skills such as telephone manner and giving a presentation
- Develop and practice language appropriate for the work place.
- Develop a clear understanding of the importance of body language and making a good first impression and practice interviewing.
To register your interest in a nextstage project please click HERE
Once you have completed the expression of interest form, someone will contact you within two weeks to discuss a potential project in more detail.
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