WEEKLY THEATRE CLASSES FOR STUDENTS AGED 6 TO 18
What is youth theatre?
A youth theatre is a club for young people aged 6 to 18 who come together for a theatre and performing arts activity. Through fun and games, we help our students improve their performing skills and teach them to explore and interpret theatre texts, and every year, we produce a play with each group.
Everyone is welcome to join, regardless of experience or ability. Youth theatre is about providing all young people with the gift of enjoying the arts for life.
During their Production term, the groups focus their energy on creating a play, which is staged at the end of the term. Juniors perform in a small theatre, in front of their parents and families, while Inters and Seniors perform in a big theatre to a large audience.
Productions allow our students to get to know each other and bond as a group early on. It also gives them a priceless experience of performing together on stage.
During the Team Performance term, we work on a group performance in one of many possible disciplines, including group devising, miming, music-based, text-based and more.
This term is about teaching the students how to create theatre using only their minds and bodies, using minimal set, costumes and props. It culminates in a group performance at the end of the term.
Skill building and fun
During the Skill Building term, the groups take part in fun and games activities as well as masterclasses on specific skills (such as improv, auditioning, devising, and much more!)
During this period, we provide a fun and valuable activity where they can develop their skills and enjoy themselves in a stress-free way.
We believe in using theatre to help students build their confidence, learn valuable life skills and find themselves through the arts. Theatre is a collective art, built on teamwork, trust and expression. At our classes, young people get the chance to express themselves in a safe and welcoming environment, make wonderful friendships that last for years, and leave us with a lifelong love of the arts.
There are three core tenets to our teaching method.
Everyone is welcome in our group, and there are no exams to pass in order to gain access. We take pride in our group's ability to make new students feel at home very quickly, and we use drama games and exercises to break down the barriers early on, allowing the students to bond and grow together.
We believe in challenging our pupils, and taking them out of their comfort zone. For a young child, that might be as simple as going on stage in front of their parents and friends. For a teenager, that might be tackling difficult issues and themes in a play. It is important to be challenged, to succeed, and sometimes to fail in order to grow.
We always support and encourage the student through their challenges. We provide our students with a safe environment where they can explore, converse, and build their confidence.
Annual fees (2023-24)
Juniors and Intermediates (age 6 - 13)
This pays for year-round weekly teaching. Classes are 60 minutes long. Paid in two instalments, at the beginning of the first and second terms.
Seniors (age 14+)
This pays for year-round weekly teaching. Classes are 90 minutes long. Paid in two instalments, at the beginning of the first and second terms.
This pays for the hire of a professional-grade theatre, costume and props. It also covers free tickets to the show! Paid once, at the beginning of the first term.
*Scholarships and discounts
At EYT, we believe that high-quality theatre classes should be available to all children, regardless of their financial background. We understand that our prices may not be affordable to everyone, and since we don't receive any government funding, we can't reduce the fees for all students. We are however committed to offering both full and half scholarships to those students who need them.
For students who have two parents (or a single parent) benefiting from allocations de chômage / werkloosheidsuitkering, we offer one half scholarship place per class. This means that half of the annual fees are waived as long as the family is still receiving benefits. Parents are asked to prove their status each term: this is to ensure that these places go to those who need them.
For students whose parents benefit from the bénéficiaire d'intervention majorée (BIM) / verhoogde tegemoetkoming status, we can offer a full scholarship place. This means that all fees are waived as long as the family is still receiving benefits. We offer five full scholarship places across the youth theatre. Parents are asked to prove their status each term: this is to ensure that these places go to those who need them.
25% sibling discount
For parents who already have one child enrolled, the second (and any subsequent) child receives a 25% reduction in fees.