Sherman Theatre


Sherman Theatre’s Creative Engagement Manager Timothy Howe has been busy over the summer working on developing our projects for young people to ensure that there are plenty of ways for young people to engage with Sherman Theatre even while the building is closed.

Tim gives us an update here:
“This autumn we are offering young people the opportunity to create, explore and develop a variety of theatre skills. We will be providing a combination of online sessions, as well as exciting workshop tutorials with a range of professionals from across the theatrical world which will be delivered through an online platform – to be accessed at your convenience”.
Here’s a summary of what the Creative Engagement team has on offer from autumn onwards:

Introduction to Playwriting
Are you aged 15 – 18, or do you know someone who is?  Are you interested in writing your first play?
This FREE course, supported by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, offers monthly Zoom sessions with professional writers, as well as a series of online tutorials with a wide range of writers from across Wales and the UK whose work has been seen as part of Sherman Theatre’s artistic programme.
The course aims to develop and showcase the unheard voices of young people with work shared on our social media platforms and on our stages. No previous experience is needed, just enthusiasm and imagination. 
We would love to hear from Sherman 5 members.  If you or someone you know would be interested in getting involved this autumn, please contact Non Haf at: [email protected].
Sherman Youth Theatre
 Give the young people in your life the chance to explore life in theatre through joining our Youth Theatre where they will be introduced to the variety of roles in theatre both on stage and behind the scenes.
 This term alongside more traditional acting skills we will be providing sessions covering theatre design, directing, writing, yoga and mask work. Our term runs from 14 September until early December with Zoom sessions and pre-recorded tutorials being offered.
Our groups are based on the school year that the young person is in and meet on the following days:
Reception and Year 1 – Sherman Sherbets – Saturday, 10.00am – 11.00am
Years 2 & 3 – Sherman Sherbets – Saturday, 11.15am – 12.45pm
Years 4 & 5 – Sherman Youth Theatre Group 1 – Wednesday, 6.00pm – 7.30pm
Years 6, 7 & 8 – Sherman Youth Theatre Group 2 – Thursday, 6.00pm – 7.30pm
Years 9 & 10 – Sherman Youth Theatre Group 3 – Tuesday, 6.00pm – 7.30pm
Year 11+ – Sherman Youth Theatre Group 4 – Wednesday, 7.30pm – 9.30pm
For the autumn term prices are at the lower termly rates of:
Sherbets 1: £30
Sherbets 2: £40
Youth Theatre Groups 1 – 4: £60
Sherman 5 continues to offer a 50% discount (on the prices above) to young people within our Sherman 5 membership who’d like to join the Sherman Theatre Youth groups.
Participants won’t need to have previous experience and we welcome applicants from the Sherman 5 membership.
Please contact Claire Bottomley, Sherman 5 Coordinator if you have any questions,  or to book a Sherman 5 discounted Youth Theatre place.
[email protected]

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