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 theatremakers.
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
- Junior (ages 7-9): 9.30-11am
- Intermediates (ages 10-12): 11am-1pm
- Youth (ages 13-14): 2-4pm
- Advanced (ages 15-18): 2-4pm
- Junior: £90 per term
- Intermediate/Youth/Advanced: £120 per term
Concessionary rates are also available.
If you have any questions about fees or availability of places, please email the training director, Dave Hollander
Term Dates 2019-20
AUTUMN: September 14 to December 7 (no class on October 26)
SPRING: January 11 to April 4 (no class on February 22)
SUMMER: April 18 to July 11 (no class on May 30)
Group leader – Advanced
Group Leader – Intermediate
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 Key Stage 2.
She has previously worked in human 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 of SLT ever since joining the youth group aged 13
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.
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.
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.
Participants develop new and existing theatre skills by exploring different styles, genres and practitioners in performance while working towards a full-scale production.
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.