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SLT Youth Theatre

SLT Youth Theatre offers local drama and theatre classes to children and young people aged 7-18 years on Saturdays during term time. All our classes support participants in developing confidence and self-expression through practical theatre training and are taught by experienced and dedicated theatre makers.

Here are 6 reasons to join:

• Great value!
• Run by friendly and experienced teachers
• No auditions
• Opportunity to audition for SLT adult members' shows.
• Be part of one of the busiest amateur dramatic theatres in the UK
• Perform for friends and family at the end of term

Classes run termly at St. Luke's Church, West Norwood (click here for location). If you have any questions about fees or the availability of places, please email the Training Director, Dave Hollander

Class

Juniors
Intermediates
Youth
Advanced

Age

7-9
10-12
13-14
15-18

Time

10.30 - 12.00
10.00 - 12.00
13.00 - 15.00
13.00 - 15.00

Term Dates

Autumn - Term 1
Spring - Term 2
Summer - Term 3

Dates

Sept 16 - Dec 9, 2017
Jan 6 - Mar 24, 2018
Apr 14 - Jul 7, 2018

No Session

October 28 (Half term)
No break for half term
May 26 (Half term)

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To register your child for any of our classes please complete the online form here.

Teachers

Dave Hollander

Director

Dave Hollander

Siobhán Campbell

Tutor

Siobhán Campbell

Carly Binger

Tutor

Carly Binger

Peter Stevens

Tutor

Peter Stevens

Ida Casilli

Tutor

Ida Casilli

Amma Boateng

Tutor

Amma Boateng

John-Francis Elmore

Tutor

John-Francis Elmore

Nieve Hearity

Tutor

Nieve Hearity

Dave has been a member of South London Theatre since 2004, in which time he has been a youth facilitator for five years, as well as performing, directing and serving on the theatre committee. During the week, Dave is deputy production editor of The Stage and occasionally also writes reviews.

Dave enjoys sharing his passion for drama of all kinds with children and young people, believing that theatre has the power to inspire and engage people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities.

Dave is also SLT's deputy chairman and safeguarding officer.

Siobhan is a primary school teacher, currently working in KS2, although she has worked across the age ranges, including at one point, drama and music work shops for 18 month olds to 3 year olds (never again).

She has previously worked in humans rights, specifically women's and children's rights including a brief stint abroad.

Siobhan has been a drama facilitator on and off for the past 8 years and currently spends her summer holidays teaching drama to teenage exchange students.

Siobhan has been a member at SLT for a while, since she joined the youth group herself at the age of 13!

If she wasn't a teacher, Siobhan would sleep a lot more and would like to be Batman.

Carly has worked with children and young people for 14 years in education, charities and the NHS . She has worked as a drama therapist, group facilitator, participation consultant, School Project Manager and, currently, a Progression Coach at a secondary school.

She studied Drama at Liverpool John Moores University (2003) and Drama and Movement Therapy at the Central School of Speech and Drama (2008).

Carly is passionate about supporting children's development of confidence, imagination and fun through the use of play, drama and the arts.

Peter has been a member of SLT since 2007 and been involved in the youth group since 2008, including a couple of years running the programme from 2010-2012. He has also acted in, directed, written and designed the lighting for various shows (including the youth shows) at SLT.

Peter's experience in drama began at the Loft Theatre youth group in Leamington Spa during his early teens, where he played Sweeny Todd. He took Theatre Studies at A-level and was an active member of Theatre Society whilst studying for his BA in English at Durham. There he acted in and produced a number of plays, including winning the university's One Act Festival.

Outside of the South London Theatre, Peter's day job is in Human Resources, for which he completed a Masters Degree. He is also a qualified Bikram yoga instructor and took part in the London 2012 Olympic Games opening ceremony, which he'll tell anyone who will listen all about.

Ida trained as actress and theatre director at Sapienza University in Rome and Goldsmiths in London. Since moving to London in 2010, she has worked in the arts in a number of guises: leading ­workshops, teaching drama classes, fundraising, event management and marketing. Ida also worked as a drama teacher, facilitator and storyteller for the Italian children’s theatre company Teatro Verde and Ruotalibera Teatro-Centrale Preneste.

She is currently co-­producer and creative associate of Stream Lyric Theatre Company for which she co-directed and produced of MENTAL Play, as well as leading its educational and community work with diverse communities in the UK. She is firmly convinced of the power of theatre to create social change.

Having trained at Brunel University and Arts Ed, Amma has worked as an actor and facilitator for children and adults across London. She has worked with theatre companies including the Almeida Theatre, the Young Vic and CleanBreak.

Amma particularly enjoys seeing children progress as performers while developing their confidence, self-esteem and communication skills. She is also co-founder of Small Steps Studio, where children can train as professional performers for the industry.

Juniors
Classes are designed to encourage children’s self-expression, teamwork, speaking & listening and confidence. With an emphasis on fun, children learn through theatre games, movement and storytelling, giving everyone a chance to take part creatively.

Intermediates
Intermediate classes focus on learning theatre and performance skills. Participants learn the basics of acting, the use of voice and movement, moving onto scripted and devised work.

Youth
Participants develop new and existing theatre skills by exploring different styles, genres and practitioners in performance while working towards a full-scale production.

Advanced
Participants hone their acting skills, receive masterclasses from SLT Members and have the chance to attend theatre trips. Members work towards a full-scale production each year.