Royal Court Liverpool Trust

Royal Court Participation Programme

We want to ensure that everyone has access to the arts, not just the privileged few. We recognise that the arts have a positive transformative effect on lives; we want to nurture the development of local young people to become our next generation of actors, writers,directors and producers of theatre

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 29 November 2016 to 12:01 PM, 6 December 2016

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1129007)

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Situation

Through our work in schools, young people increasingly asked why the Royal Court Theatre didn’t have a Youth Theatre. They told us that there was nowhere in the City that offered free opportunities in theatre & this meant that they missed out; their parents unfortunately were unable to afford the fees that other projects charged. With that, we set out on a mission to establish the only free Youth Theatre in the city that would be free for young people to access and have an open door policy.

Solution

We are the only free project of its kind, in Liverpool, that engages with an 11-19 year old cohort, provides free access and an open door policy with no waiting lists. We are the only Youth Theatre in the city that focuses on musical and comedic theatre; perfect for those who are facing real and serious issues at home - it is an escape for them. We are a Youth Theatre FOR young people created BY young people so we know that what we deliver is relevant and needed.

  • "I love the Royal Court Youth Theatre. It's a place I can come after a bad day and relax. I enjoy the opportunities I get here, and I can talk to anybody about anything and they won't judge me but instead help me through it. It's a great place to be"

    — Kayleigh, Youth Theatre participant, aged 17

  • "I'd heard about the youth theatre through my school, and thought it'd be a good way to get some self confidence and meet new people. As the weeks went on, my confidence grew, and so did my interest in the theatre world. I've made so many friends and been given so many opportunities"

    — Natasha Riley, aged 18

  • "To me the Youth Theatre means 'family'. It means a safe place where I can develop and explore whilst surrounded by like minded people. The Royal Court Youth Theatre is the best platform to start my career from; I would be lost without it"

    — Michael, aged 17

  • "I love the Royal Court Youth Theatre. It's a place I can come after a bad day and relax. I enjoy the opportunities I get here, and I can talk to anybody about anything and they won't judge me but instead help me through it. It's a great place to be"

    — Kayleigh, Youth Theatre participant, aged 17

  • "I'd heard about the youth theatre through my school, and thought it'd be a good way to get some self confidence and meet new people. As the weeks went on, my confidence grew, and so did my interest in the theatre world. I've made so many friends and been given so many opportunities"

    — Natasha Riley, aged 18

  • "To me the Youth Theatre means 'family'. It means a safe place where I can develop and explore whilst surrounded by like minded people. The Royal Court Youth Theatre is the best platform to start my career from; I would be lost without it"

    — Michael, aged 17