Masterclass: Start-Up Saturdays

14 Jan 2017 to 18 Feb 2017
Ages 11-14, new term starting January 2017


Start-Up - the action or process of setting something in motion’

A Masterclass for 11-14 year-olds from the National Youth Theatre

Course dates:

14th January 2017 - 18th February (6 consecutive Saturdays, 3 hours each) 

This brand new course will offer young people age 11-14 a chance to engage with the NYT and develop their early interests in performance before auditioning to be a member of the company. Participants will explore the NYT’s approach to ensemble theatre making during six consecutive workshops with a leading NYT director. The final week will be open to friends and family to see their work.

This course will run at The Philbeach Hall, 51 Philbeach Gardens, Earl's Court, London, England, SW5 9EB for six consecutive Saturdays.

Term 1

Week 1:
Get to know each other through games, trust exercises, and start to work as an ensemble  – exploring  how to listen, move, play, create fast-changing atmospheres as a company

Week 2:
Story-telling and devising through movement and images

Week 3:
Characters and chorus – creating bold characters physically, creating groups of people / animals that share the same physical energy and attitude. 

Week 4:
Visiting tutor – music / dance

Week 5:
Making “Something out of Nothing” – creating our show!

Week 6:
Final rehearsals and performance


  • Masterclass for 11-14 year-olds
  • 6 Consecutive Saturdays
  • 3 Hour Sessions
  • No Audition Required


Course Guide

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  • London - The Philbeach

    14 Jan 2017 10:00AM

  • London - The Philbeach

    14 Jan 2017 02:00PM