Summer Festival

 

Summer Festival is Scottish Youth Theatre’s flagship event and will celebrate it's 40th year in 2016. With intensive performance courses happening nationally allowing young people to build on their personal, social and performance skills in a professional theatre environment.

Summer Festival offers a number of courses for young people aged 8-25. 

The full programme for 2016 is not yet confirmed but below is a sample of the courses run
in previous years. 

Scottish Youth Theatre is a truly national and international company, which is bursting with wonderfully talented young people and inspired ideas. I'm proud to be part of it. Emma Thomson, Patron

 

Performance & Production Learning Programme

Ages 16-25
Glasgow, 6 weeks

Ideal for those who are interested in studying acting and performance with a view to pursuing a career or further education.

The Performance and Production Learning Programme offers young people the opportunity to perform in Scottish Youth Theatre’s main house production, receive specialist tuition and work towards an SQA Credit Rated qualification at SCQF Level 7 with 29 Credit Points. The qualification sits on the SCQF alongside Advanced Higher.

Content:

  • Specialist workshops in voice, movement, character, rehearsal and performance processes.
  • Work with a selection of expert tutors in each of the skills sets.
  • Expert support in preparing the body and voice for performance.
  • Guidance in facilitating group warmups.
  • Work with a professional director, designer, choreographer, composer and technical team.
  • Rehearsal period: 9:30am-9:00pm each day except Sunday.

Applications for this course are now closed. Please contact us on 0141 552 3988 for further information.

Performance & Production Course

Ages 16-25
Glasgow, 4 weeks

Ideal course for those interested in performance as a career or as a creative outlet to explore transferable skills. This course is ideal preparation for those considering further education in the performing arts.

The Performance and Production Course provides young people with the opportunity to be part of Scottish Youth Theatre’s main house productions whilst developing their performance skills and stagecraft. 

Content:

  • Skills workshops in voice, movement and other disciplines.
  • Work with a professional director, designer, choreographer, composer and technical team.
  • Rehearsal period: Monday-Saturday, 9:30am-9:30pm.

Applications for this course are now closed. Please contact us on 0141 552 3988 for further information.

Technical Theatre Course

Ages 14-25
Glasgow, 4 weeks

The Technical Theatre Course gives participants the opportunity to experience the skills and disciplines involved in technical theatre and production. 

Content:
Skills workshops in lighting, sound, stage management and other disciplines.
Mentored by professional stage managers, designers and technicians.
Hands on experience with lighting, sound equipment and SFX.
Responsible for operating on all main house production(s).

Applications for this course are now closed. Please contact us on 0141 552 3988 for further information.

Intermediate Course

Ages 14-18
Glasgow, 3 weeks

The Intermediate Course allows participants to experience being part of a Summer Festival main house shows as part of the ensemble or to devise their own show.

Content:
Skills workshops in voice, movement and other disciplines.
Work with professional director, designer, choreographer, composer and technical team.

Devising Course: This course allows participants to form their own company to work with professional theatre practitioners to design, devise and develop their own new piece of theatre based on the given theme. 

Applications for this course are now closed. Please contact us on 0141 552 3988 for further information.

Foundation Course

Ages 12-15
Glasgow, 2 weeks

A popular performance course, ideal for young people who want to develop their theatre techniques and skills. Over 2 weeks, participants will work on acting skills, choreography, music and characterisation to create and rehearse a devised piece of theatre to be performed in a professional theatre venue on the last day.

 

Applications for this course are now closed. Please contact us on 0141 552 3988 for further information.

Junior Course

Ages 8-11
Glasgow, 1 week
 

A fun introduction to the world of drama and performance, ideal for young people who want to further their skills and knowledge. On the course participants will work on general drama skills, explore movement, characterisation and storytelling to create a unique performance to be presented in a professional theatre venue on the last day.

Applications for this course are now closed. Please contact us on 0141 552 3988 for further information.

For more information, please contact us on 0141 552 3988 or at info@scottishyouththeatre.org.

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