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ENGLISH YOUTH THEATRE FESTIVAL

A FULL WEEK-END OF THEATRE IN A PROFESSIONAL SETTING

EYT Festival 2024

On the 3rd and 4th of February 2024, our 90+ Senior students from Brussels and Waterloo will each perform an individual one-act show as part of the EYT Festival! More info on the shows will be coming soon, so follow this space to stay updated!

What is the EYT Festival?


The EYT Festival is a week-end of celebration, where the students of English Youth Theatre get to perform on a big stage, in front of a large audience, alongside their classmates.

Each Senior group (ages 14-18) prepares a one-act play from September to February to be performed at the Festival. We take care to ensure that each group performs a different type of play, varying the styles and themes to create an interesting mix of shows. The students are also encouraged to watch each other's performances, fostering a sense of community between them.

At the end of each night, the Festival Judges take the stage and give a short, but detailed and constructive critique of each show they have seen, offering the students praise, insight and advice on how to improve in their future performances. At the end of the Festival, the Judges give out awards for Best Show, Best Performer, Best Supporting Performer and more, giving the students incentive to give their all to their performance.

In addition to the shows being performed each evening, the EYT Festival also offers a number of youth theatre activities during the day, including workshops on various performance skills.

Taking part in the EYT Festival is an amazing experience for the students. They get to meet the other groups, learn how to work in a professional theatre environment, and bond over their shared experience. Additionally, by grouping the shows together into a festival format, we ensure that the students get the chance to perform to a much larger audience than if they simply performed their own shows separately.

EYT Festival 2023: Photo gallery

EYT Festival - Awards History:


EYT Festival 2022 (1st Edition), Zinnema (Brussels)
 

Adjudicator's Award:

Chorus of The Golden Door - Woluwe Seniors 1

Best Supporting Performance:

Louise Binand, as Antler in Remote - Waterloo Seniors

Mike Cockburn Drama Cup for Best Performance:
Sunayana Kapoor, as Zara in Chaos - Bascule Seniors

2nd Place Trophy:
The Golden Door, by David Ashton - Woluwe Seniors 1

1st Place Trophy:
Chaos, by Laura Lomas - Bascule Seniors

 

EYT Festival 2023 (2nd Edition), Espace Lumen (Brussels)

Best Supporting Performance:

Ishika Sharma, as Sabela in The Red Death

Other nominees: Frankie Creedon (Cloud Busting - Flagey Seniors 1)

Mike Cockburn Drama Cup for Best Performance:
Sunayana Kapoor, as Dean in Pronoun

Other nominees: Joshua O'Brien (Cloud Busting, Flagey Seniors 1), Nathaniel Van Wanroij (Boom, Waterloo Seniors)

2nd Place Trophy:
The Wardrobe, by Sam Holcroft - Woluwe Seniors 1

1st Place Trophy:
The Red Death, by Stephen Challens - Woluwe Seniors 2

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