Turrets Youth Theatre

Summer Term Wednesday 17 April to Wednesday 3 July 2024

The new term starts Wednesday 17 April 2024.
Email [email protected] for more information.

Turrets Youth Theatre runs weekly drama sessions, termly theatre performances and one-off creative projects for children and young people in Barnard Castle and the surrounding area.

We have two groups – Juniors (ages 8-12) and Seniors (ages 13+) – and meet on a Wednesday evening (4-5:30pm and 5:45-7:15pm) at The Witham Community Arts Centre.

Through devised and scripted work, our groups develop imaginative and original performances, equipping members with invaluable experiences both on and off stage. Our weekly workshops are full of play, building confidence and trust as key acting skills are developed. We have masterclasses, guest facilitators and a range of different performance opportunities. It’s a lot of fun – come and join us!

If you’re interested in learning more about theatre, developing new skills, exploring your creativity and making new friends, we’d love to meet you – get in touch to arrange a taster session.

What parents say about us:
The Knife Before Christmas* was absolutely amazing. You somehow manage to give all the young people – even the shyest – the confidence to perform to the best of their ability. I was surprised and delighted to see my daughter quite happily chatting with tables of strangers. I had no idea she could do that! 
You also manage to get them all to work together really well, in spite of coming from different schools and being different ages. My child has found negotiating friendships really hard ever since lockdown. It’s been painful to see. But they clearly feel welcomed and valued by everyone at Turrets…  keep working your magic. You’re amazing!”
*[December 2023 senior production]

First established in 1997, Turrets is now the in-house youth theatre company of The Witham, providing access to drama-based workshops and activities for young people in Barnard Castle and the surrounding area. Read more here about How Turrets Works

Email [email protected] for more information.

The cost per child for Turrets Juniors and Seniors is normally £80, with an Early Bird offer of £70 for existing Turrets that pay before the end of the previous term, or a different date published on our website.

Book for Turrets Summer Term starting Wednesday 17 April