FYT: Falkirk Youth Theatre

Being a Member

To be a member of FYT you must be between 7-18 years of age and commit to attending three terms of activity per year; January – March, April – June and August – December (see below for further information).

What happens at FYT?

At FYT we work towards providing a broad range of learning opportunities in contemporary theatre practice and musical theatre. Members will develop acting and performance skills in a safe and supportive environment led by professionally trained practitioners.

The young people involved will be challenged to explore their capabilities and use their creativity to its full potential. We always employ skilled and experienced theatre professionals to run our workshops, classes and productions.

The first two terms will look at contemporary theatre practice and the last one will be a performance term. The contemporary theatre practice terms will include a range of drama skills activity eg new writing, devising, character work, Shakespeare, physical theatre and voice work. The performance term will consist of rehearsals towards a main stage performance at the FTH Theatre in December.

How will you meet my interests?

We recognise that you all have your own particular interests in theatre and that for some of you, these might not always be about performing. Where possible, we will try to offer opportunities for our youth theatre members beyond just performance. There are lots of ways of being involved in the youth theatre, perhaps assisting in aspects of direction, set, marketing or stage management.

How can I have a say?

We will be inviting all members to a forum (one per term), where you can air your views and help us plan forthcoming youth theatre activity.

How will the classes be organised?

We will be running classes for specific age groups, so that activity can be tailored to the appropriate level. The membership will be split into the following groupings, with a maximum of 25 in each class:

  • 7-10 years
  • 11-13 years
  • 14-18 years

Progression between classes will be on a strict age basis and you will only move up into the next group when there is a place for you.

How will I know how well I’m doing?

FYT welcomes members with all abilities and any level of experience. We view everyone as an individual with their own unique set of skills to offer. We think it’s a good idea to give you updates on your progress, so you will receive regular feedback letting you know which areas you are excelling in, as well as some aspects you may need to develop.

How much will it cost?

Payment will be split across three terms as follows:

  • Term 1: £50 (£35 concessions)
  • Term 2: £50 (£35 concessions)
  • Term 3: £70 (£50 concessions)

Other optional activity, such as theatre trips and holiday activity is not included in these sums. If you feel you may have difficulty in making payments, please contact us in the strictest confidence, as we are keen to ensure that finance is not a barrier to participation.

What do I need to do now?

FYT is currently at capacity with a waiting list for places. If you would like to join the waiting list, your parent must send your full name, date of birth, postal address, email address and a contact telephone number to: Falkirk Youth Theatre Membership, Callendar House, Callendar Park, Falkirk, FK1 1YR or email hazel.beattie@falkirkcommunitytrust.org.

Contact us

Hazel Beattie
Arts Development Officer (Dance & Drama)
Callendar House
Callendar Park

01324 503795/503782
Last updated: 16 November 2017 at 12:07