South London 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 (see more info below). Questions regarding availability and fees please email Rebecca below.
10.30 - 12.00
10.00 - 12.00
13.00 - 15.00
13.00 - 15.00
Autumn - Term 1
Spring - Term 2
Summer - Term 3
Sept 17 - Dec 10, 2016
Jan 7 - Apr 1, 2017
Apr 22 - Jul 15, 2017
October 29 (Half term)
February 18 (Half term)
May 27 (Half term)
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.
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.
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.
Caitlin Gowans is a PhD student and Visiting Tutor in Drama and Theatre at Royal Holloway, University of London.
After completing her M.A. in Theatre Theory and Dramaturgy in her native Canada, Caitlin moved to London to pursue her education in and passion for text and performance.
Caitlin has been teaching Drama and Writing to people of all ages and abilities for nearly a decade.
Jo is currently the Primary and Early Years Manager in the Learning Department at the National Theatre. She studied Theatre, Film and Television at Aberystwyth University and worked for 5 years as Assistant to the Artistic Director and within the Creative Learning Team at Royal & Derngate Theatre in Northampton.
Jo loves animals especially cats and owls, if she didn't work in theatre she would like to be a zoo keeper.
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 whilst working towards a full-scale production that is part of SLT’s main season during February half term.
Participants hone their acting skills, receive master classes from SLT Members and have the chance to attend theatre trips. Members work towards a full-scale production that is part of South London Theatres main season every February.