Young thespians in Warwickshire offered chance to sharpen stage skills - The Leamington Observer

Young thespians in Warwickshire offered chance to sharpen stage skills

YOUNG thespians are being offered a chance to sharpen their stage skills at Leamington’s Loft Theatre.

Warwickshire-based national performing arts charity Arts Insight is joining forces with the Loft Theatre Company to lead the theatre’s youth programme.

It is aimed at young people who have a keen interest in theatre and who want to learn new skills, gain confidence and make new friends.

Arts Insight@The Loft will offer up to 360 young people aged seven to 19 weekly performing arts and theatre skills classes, as well as multiple performance opportunities throughout the year. Performances will take place in the 200 seat Main House and the 50 seat Studio Theatre.

Founder of Arts Insight @ The Loft, Laura Berridge, said: “I am absolutely thrilled to be joining forces with the Loft Theatre Company at a time where championing the arts and providing exciting creative opportunities for young people has never been more important.

“It has been a dream of mine since I established Arts Insight 11 years ago to work within a theatrical institution, to not only enable students to feel the magnetic energy that walking into a theatre creates, but also to expose the students to every part of the theatre guided by the team of passionate experts based within it.

“I know between us, we are going to offer young people and their families so many exciting theatrical experiences and opportunities to enjoy and celebrate as a community.”

Loft Artistic Sue Moore added: “Youth Theatre has always been an important part of the Loft and I am so delighted to welcome Laura and Arts Insight to continue this dimension of the theatre.”

Arts Insight @ The Loft will be opening its doors from August 16 to 20 for a series of free taster workshops designed to introduce students to the team and giveyoung people a glimpse of what will be offered every week when classes officially start on September 7.

There are a limited number of places for each session. Contact Laura by emailing [email protected] to book.

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