Tobacco Factory Theatres in Bristol is offering weekly online sessions of its hugely successful Young Theatre Makers (YTM) from the week beginning Monday 01 March, 2021.

Sessions will take place on Mondays and Tuesdays for 7-10, 11-13 and 14-19 year olds. The sessions are described as fun, engaging, an opportunity to explore and develop theatre skills in a safe space and will be a place of connection for young people.

YTM places are limited and in high demand so do sign up here as soon as you can to avoid missing out https://tobaccofactorytheatres.com/project/get-involved/for-young-people/young-theatre-makers/

YTM 7:10
ONLINE EVERY MONDAY Mon 01 March – Mon 29 March 4.30pm – 5.45pm | TICKETS £35 for the term

and

YTM 11:13
ONLINE EVERY MONDAY Mon 01 March – Mon 29 March 6pm – 7.30pm | TICKETS £40 for the term

Over the five-week term students will play games, explore existing stories and create their own, (re)connect with other young people, and maybe make something wonderful…

The aims of these classes are to:

  • Inspire young people to engage in theatre and the arts.
  • Create a space for young people to explore their creativity and imagination, build confidence, and have fun.
  • Provide a connection with other young people at a time when young people are isolated and have limited time in a social environment.

YTM 14:19
EVERY TUESDAY Tue 02 March – Tue 30 March 6pm – 7.45pm | TICKETS
£40 for the term

Lots of great theatre starts with an excellent script, but there are loads of ways to approach writing a play and it can be a very daunting task. These sessions will include reading some extracts from plays and discussing them, touching on the different ways of writing them (storytelling, dialogue, monologue) and do exercises that will help students write character and structure stories. This will be for keen writers, as well as those who’ve never written a play before.

By the end of the sessions the aim will be to have written a short play (of no more than five minutes) to share with the group.

Even if you think you aren’t a writer, understanding the mechanics of a script will help you as an actor, director, designer or any other role in theatre-making.

Sessions on:

  • Structure
  • Monologue
  • Character
  • Dialogue and duologues
  • Breaking form

The aims of these classes are to:

  • Inspire young people to engage in theatre and the arts.
  • Create a space for young people to explore their creativity and imagination, build confidence, and have fun.
  • Provide a connection with other young people at a time when young people are isolated and have limited time in a social environment.

Bursaries are available for all activity. Please contact email hidden; JavaScript is required to find out more.