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Reading Rep Youth Theatre

COVID-19 Update

Reading Rep have created two drama education packs for children and young people which can be completed at home. For more information and to access the packs, please use the link below to access our website;https://www.readingrep.com/education-pack/

We are delighted to announce that we are able to trial 5 sessions, which start this Saturday!

Break out of isolation with our weekly Youth Theatre sessions for neurodiverse young people online!

Every week we will be coming together to play drama games, connect with friends and make new ones, have lots of laughs improvising as different characters and use our imaginations to take us everywhere but in our homes!

These FREE hour-long online drama sessions are suitable for neurodiverse young people aged 14-25 and will be facilitated by Karen and Jane, our two drama practitioners who run our Saturday Youth Theatre.

To sign up and get more information please email youththeatre@readingrep.com

Reading Rep is a universal service available to all young people.

Reading Rep Theatre, Reading's multi-award-winning professional theatre, are thrilled to be launching a new youth theatre in partnership with Reading Borough Council and Brighter Futures for Children. This project is funded by the Great Places Scheme and Arts Council England.

Reading Rep's high quality and award-winning youth theatre provision is specifically designed for neurodiverse and neurotypical young people who want to improve their drama and acting skills in a safe and inclusive environment with like-minded people. Children and young people will have the opportunity to improve their vocal and acting skills, enhance confidence and self-esteem and, most importantly, have fun! Please see our website here: https://www.readingrep.com/take-part/youth-theatre/

From our home at Reading Studio in Reading College, Reading Rep run a huge array of classes to cater for all abilities, running at different times:

Monday Youth Theatre - 6:30pm-8:30pm
Minis: 8-10 year olds
Juniors: 11-13 year olds
Seniors: 14 - 19 year olds

All of these classes are designed for children and young people, and also caters for those with mild learning abilities and/or additional needs. The course costs just £60 per term and there are bursaries available for people who may not be able to afford it.

Saturday Short Breaks Provision - 11:00am - 1:00pm

Seniors: 13-16 years old

Experienced: 17- 25 years old

These classes are totally free and are designed for neurodiverse young people. It caters for those with moderate to severe learning disabilities and/or additional needs. Please contact us directly to discuss your particular needs.

Tuesday Young Company - ages 16 - 24

6pm - 8.30pm

Our young company has been selected to take part in various national youth festivals. It is designed for people who are serious about a career in the performing arts. The young people create their own work and have total ownership of the company. The young company also caters for those with mild learning abilities and/or additional needs. The programme costs just £60 per term and there are bursaries available for people who may not be able to afford it.

https://www.readingrep.com/take-part/youth-theatre/

From our home at Reading Studio in Reading College, Reading Rep run a huge array of classes to cater for all abilities, running at different times:

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Who to contact

Contact Name
Christie
Contact Position
O'Carroll
Telephone
01189 554 757
E-mail
Christie@readingrep.com
Website
Reading Rep

Where to go

Name
Reading Studio @ Reading College
Address
Kings Road
Reading
Postcode
RG1 4HJ

Time / Date Details

Time of day
Evening

Other Details

Costs

Is there a charge for
using this service?
No
BFfC Funded?
Yes
Wheelchair accessible?
Yes

Availability

Age Ranges
8 years to 25 years
Referral required
No

This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Reading Services Guide, Reading Borough Council (RBC) and Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations. Information collected by Reading Service Guide; is used solely to implement and supply the Family Information Service (FIS), Special Educational Needs & Disabilities - Reading's Local Offer, Adults & Carers Support Group and Reading Youth.

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