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Winscombe Youth Theatre


Winscombe Youth Theatre was founded over 30 years ago by Theresa Hemming with a small group of students. The group started at Winscombe Community Centre and staged their first productions at the local primary school.

Since then, the group has expanded both in size and age range (which now spans from 4-16yrs.)  WYT has staged well over 40 productions in the last 29 years, including "Guys and Dolls", "West Side Story", "Fame", "Little Shop of Horrors" "Annie", "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory", "Aladdin", "Our Day Out" and "The Wizard of Oz." WYT has also branched out into traditional theatre staging productions such as Bram Stoker’s “Dracula” and “Blood Brothers” by Willy Russell.

WYT is affiliated to NODA. (National Operatic and Dramatic Assoc) Classes are held on Saturdays at Churchill Academy and students are taught all 3 disciplines of drama, singing and dance by a small team of qualified dedicated specialist teachers. The aim is to build confidence and self- esteem within a fun environment. Students learn to express themselves and develop their full potential. They are introduced to the various techniques of acting and learn to project their voices and communicate effectively. They work in small groups, pairs and individually in role plays, improvisations and various dramatic situations.

Private Tuition for LAMDA Exams and Arts Festivals

Our LAMDA teacher offers private and semi-private lessons to prepare for LAMDA Examinations and Arts Festivals in Acting and Verse and Prose at a subsidised rate to WYT students. Taking part and preparing for LAMDA Examinations and Arts Festivals assists in development of confidence, communication skills and appreciation of the written word. They introduce the students to a wide range of writers and dramatists. Students working with Miss Hemming have achieved 100% pass rate with Merits and Distinctions and have entered local Arts Festivals in most age categories since 2000. For further information please email Miss Hemming directly on stagepost@hotmail.co.uk.

Theatre trips are organised on a regular basis.

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