Youth Theatre Bases

We firmly believe that cost shouldn’t be a barrier to young people discovering the world of the performing arts, and that’s why we offer free after school Youth Theatre sessions. These are weekly and we have classes for young people aged ranging from 8 to 18 years old, or up to 23 for those with SEND.

Led by our professional performers, each session is shaped around the young people in the room. The aim is to help each participant grow in confidence, learn with like-minded young people and find an area of theatre that really makes them tick. So whether it’s acting, script writing, costume design or sound design – every young person can find something to be passionate about.

To give everyone the chance to share their newly gained skills, we also organise regular performances, including large-scale, outdoor and site-specific events.

Theatre31 are pleased to announce that it will have four local Theatre Bases come September 2021, ready for the new autumn term. These have been programmed in spaces across Medway and Sheppey, making it this after school activity as accessible as possible.

All places in our Youth Theatres are completely free and are held in the following venues.

  • Chatham, The Brook Theatre (Mondays)
  • Gillingham, The Academy of Woodlands (Mondays)
  • Sheppey, Sheppey Matters – Sheppey Healthy Living Centre (Tuesdays)
  • Hoo Peninsula, Hoo Village Hall (Thursdays)

Term dates 

Autumn 2021: Wk./c 13 September – Wk./c 6 December 

Spring 2022: Wk./c 10 January – Wk./c 28 March

Summer 2022: Wk./c 25 April – Wk./c 11 July