The Shaftesbury Theatre Youth Group is open to young people in Years 7-13 (11-18 year olds) and meets on Thursday evenings in term time between 6.30-8pm.

The weekly sessions involve script-based work and improvisation, developing the young peoples’ skills and confidence both on and off-stage. Company members are introduced to all aspects of the theatre including performance, set design, costume, lighting and sound as well as front of house responsibilities. The group works towards productions on a regular basis as part of the theatre’s season of performances as well as participating in local festivals and events. As members of the Company young people have access to the theatre space, the chance to watch dress-rehearsals of the current season of plays and plenty of performance opportunities! All led by trained and experienced DBS checked leaders.

Junior Membership of Dawlish Repertory Company costs £7 a year for the 2017/18 season, which ensures the young people are covered by the theatre insurance, and there will also be a small fee of £1 per session. For further information please contact one of the Dawlish Repertory Company’s Co Chairs: Alan Smith on 01626 439983 or Paula Smith on 01626 684854, or come along to one of the sessions and speak to Bruce Sibley, the group leader.