What age range do you cater for?
Our groups and projects vary in ages range suitability but usually those aged from 8yrs+ at the time of registration can take part in our workshops and activities.
What costs are involved?
There is an annual membership fee of £10 which is paid at registration and there may be a fee and other costs involved such as costumes for taking part in workshops and productions.
Fundraising is an important activity which most company members are encouraged to support.
How do I pay
Fees can be paid in a number of ways, including in cash in person, cheque and using online banking.
When are workshops / classes / rehearsals normally held?
Times vary for different projects:
Youth Theatre Rehearsals mostly take place on Wednesday evenings from 6.15pm and some Sunday afternoons.
Inov Dance Theatre rehearse on a Sunday afternoon from 1.30pm
Collective meets on a Monday evening from 7pm
Workshops and special projects are mostly the same days but may vary if taking place during school holidays (Easter, Summer and Christmas).
What will I / my child learn?
In our projects members will learn various performing arts skills in singing, dancing, acting and other performance skills such as mime and improvisation and also teambuilding and confidence skills.
Does I / my child need to audition to be in the company?
No, every participant is welcome to join without auditioning for membership.
Does I / my child need to audition to be in productions?
The option is available to audition for roles but no, every child that becomes a member of PT becomes part of the company cast/chorus automatically and may only require to audition for a "Principal" role.
Is previous experience required?
Previous experience is not necessarily essential for people wishing to take part in projects as the emphasis is not on what you know, but what you are prepared to learn and it has already proved a winning formula over the past few years.
How can I be sure my child will be safe?
All our staff are experienced and trained and have an enhanced PVG Disclosure Check. All the venues that we use are safety checked and Risk Assessments are carried out for each activity.
What if members don't want to perform?
There are opportunities for production assistants, stage management, lighting, sound, backstage experience and front of house providing you are 14 or over (16 in some cases). We do encourage an ensemble approach to productions and would encourage all members to be involved in the workshops leading to a performance.
Can I stay and watch my child in classes or rehearsals?
Parents are asked to drop off their child to the class and pick up at the end. Parents and relatives are allowed to sit in their childs' first session but otherwise parents are not allowed in rehearsals or classes whilst teaching is taking place. The same rule applies to dress rehearsals at the theatre.
Can I buy tickets for performances?
Yes, tickets are often sold by the company and performance venue and everyone is welcome to come along and watch the performance.
Can I take video or photographs of my child's rehearsal or performance?
No, copyright and child protection legislation do not allow for video or photographs to be taken of the rehearsals or shows. Performance venues have the right to confiscate equipment if parents, relatives and members of the public attempt to use it. However, photographs may be taken by a registered and experienced company photographer and are available for parents to view online for free or purchase.