Thame Youth Theatre
Thame Youth Theatre
Thame Youth Theatre is a non-profit organisation based in Thame. We have been running for 30 years putting on many productions of Dance and Drama for children ages 7-18. We aim for all the children to expand on their ability and confidence within the performing arts while also having fun and making friends. Thame Youth Theatre prides itself in offering affordable Dance and Drama classes as well as exciting opportunities outside of the youth theatre including Honeycomb Festival and Thame Music In The Park for our pupils to take part in.
Due to our growing classes and out support from Simon Drake Photography, he is offering a scholarship in order to support a student in their participation of the Youth Theatre.
We are supported by our wonderful parents who kindly donate costumes for us to use in our shows. We are also lucky enough to have support from Character Fancy Dress who supply some of our costumes for or shows. We are very grateful for their support and great costumes!
Thame Youth Theatre was form in 1989 by a small group of committed young people, who wanted to help to put on plays. Since then the group has developed and expanded beyond all recognition. In the beginning there was six separate performing groups - three for theatre and three for dance, and they had put on more than 80 productions in Thame, as well as regular appearances at the Towersey Festival and performances in Edinburgh, Ireland, Romania, New York, California, Australia and Croatia
The Youth Theatre has, in addition, raised a considerable sum of money for Charites, back in the day they created their own original musical on the stage of the Apollo Theatre in oxford and raised money for the new children's accident and emergency department at the John Radcliffe hospital.
At any one time there has been between 100 and 150 young people actively involved in the organisation receiving purposeful training as well as having a lot of fun. it is run by the youth arts co-ordinator and a voluntary management group, who employ directors and choreographer to over see the practical work. we are always seeking more volunteers and crew who are experiences and enthusiastic!
Thame Youth Theatre is...
In eight years TYT has staged 58 productions
Youth Arts Develpoment Managers
At 24 years of age, Holly graduated from university with a 2:1 in Performing Arts Bachelor Honors and has prven herself a successful performer. In dance, she has a range of abilities in Musical Theatre, Jazz and contemporary. She has also trained in Theatre which includes improvising, script work and directing. Holly has taken many LAMDA exams in Musical Theatre and Singing, and is now teaching acting LAMDA. Holly is now a part time teacher at Thame Youth Theatre teaching the Inters and Middies.
Clare trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama wiht a MA in Advanced Theatre Practice. Clare has had over 19 years experience in directing,teaching and facilitating drama for young people. Clare has also taught clases at Roehampton University and the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. She is currently the acting tutor at Arts 1 teaching on the BTec course. During 2004-2009, Clare was the artistic director of her own Theatre Production company: DANTE OR DIE with whom she produced a number of very successful off west end shows. Clare is the teacher of the Seniors here at Thame Youth Theatre.