Black Sheep Collective are excited to announce their brand new partnership with Stantonbury Theatre. Black Sheep Collective will be delivering the Black Sheep Youth Theatre at Stantonbury Theatre from September. This is an exciting opportunity for both organisations. It will provide Black Sheep Youth Theatre members the opportunity to use and access the resources of Stantonbury Theatre, including performance opportunities on the main stage throughout the year.
The partnership will provide Stantonbury Theatre with a fully functioning youth theatre programme for children from the ages of 5 to 18 years. Unfortunately, the youth theatre at Stantonbury Theatre had to close due to the pandemic in 2020. We hope members who were part of these groups will return and continue their participation.
A new adult acting class will be starting alongside the Youth Theatre programme. Black Sheep Actors will be held on Tuesday’s evening, 7:00pm to 9:00pm for people aged 18 and above. The sessions will focus on developing performing skills and exploring various theatre practices. The group will be working towards various performances throughout the year.
Free tasters will be available for all of the classes. As Black Sheep Collective and Stantonbury Theatre want to reduce barriers that stop people from accessing and engaging in the arts, bursaries and payment plans will be available for those who need them. We aim to adapt and respond to the needs of participants wherever we can.
Here is a run down of all the classes and their details that Black Sheep Collective will be running at Stantonbury Theatre from September.
‘Black Sheep Budding Creatives’
5-8 years old
Tuesday, 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The classes will explore creativity through play, drama, and the arts. The sessions provide an opportunity for children to build confidence, independence, and self-expression.
‘Black Sheep Young Performers’
9–12 years old
Monday, 4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
The classes aim to develop performance skills and creative expression. Black Sheep Young Performers have the opportunity to perform in a range of plays and performances.
‘Black Sheep Young Company’
13-18 years old
The sessions support and develop theatre makers of the future, offering professional-style training in an inclusive, safe environment, removing competitiveness and establishing a community of socially engaged young performers.
‘Black Sheep Actors’
Tuesday evenings, 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
The group will engage in weekly skills workshops that will aim to develop and inspire creative theatre making and performance. Various theatre practices will be explored. The group will perform in a range of performance opportunities throughout the year.
To enrol on any of the programmes, please email Georgia, Director of Theatre and Outreach at Black Sheep Collective, on firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Black Sheep Production Office on 01908 804257. You can also find all the details on blacksheepcollective.co.uk or stantonburytheatre.co.uk.