People in their late teens and early twenties who are out of work, education or training are getting the chance to use the power of performance to boost their skills and self-esteem.
Norwich Theatre Royal is joining forces with The Prince’s Trust to set up a free week-long training course this winter which will give them the opportunity to learn new skills in a challenging and new environment.
Aimed at 16 to 25 olds who are unemployed and entitled Get Started With Theatre, it will give participants the chance to work with professionals to experience a number of different activities including acting, backstage techniques, make-up, costume
design and marketing.
It will also have a strong practical base as everyone on the course will work together to create their own piece of theatre which will be performed at the end of the course, held within the new Stage Two learning and participation centre behind the venue.
Wendy Ellis, Norwich Theatre Royal’s learning and participation manager, said: “They will enjoy a fun work. As well as getting an insight into stage skills and how to create a performance, it will also improve their teamwork and communication skills, and boost their confidence.
“The work will continue after the course too as they will get three months support from the Prince’s Trust to help them move into education, training or employment.”
To assist the participants, the course is also free, with lunch and transport provided.
The partnership with the Prince’s Trust is part of a nationwide programme which sees the organisation work with a number of bodies with links to industry and the commercial world. Previous partners on similar courses have included the likes of the Premier League, Asos and Sony.
Anyone who wants to take part can register their interest in a number of ways. They can:
- Text theatre to 07946 559 335
- Email email@example.com
- Log onto https://www.princes-trust.org.uk/help-for-young-people/unlock-your-potential/discover-new-talents/get-started-with-theatre-262817