*Previously known as Tyne Valley Youth Theatre (TVYT)
Our projects are varied, exciting, loads of fun and suitable for all! At Mortal Fools Youth Theatre, there is no experience necessary - we only have three rules:
1. Be kind
2. Be brave
3. Be yourself
"Mortal Fools Youth Theatre is a great safe vehicle from which kids can explore ideas and emotions; it build confidence but most of all it's fun!”
- Parent of youth theatre participant
Our weekly youth theatre sessions are for young people aged 7 to 19 living in the Tyne Valley and surrounding area.
In these sessions, young people work alongside professional theatre artists to create dynamic, thought-provoking, original theatre, with the young people's ideas at the heart. Our activities take place in community spaces and we transform them into fully-functioning theatre spaces for our productions.
All of our weekly groups cost £65 per term**
Our current groups include:
Who can attend: Any young person in school years 3 – 6
When is it: Thursdays 17:00 – 18:30 (term-time only)
Where does it happen: Riding Mill Millennium Hall
Ovingham Middle School (OMS):
Who can attend: Any young person who attends Ovingham Middle School
When is it: Tuesdays 15:40 – 17:30 (term-time only)
Where does it happen: Ovingham Middle School
Who can attend: Any young person in school years 7 - 11
When is it: Tuesday 18:00 – 20:00 (term-time only)
Where does it happen: Riding Mill Parish Hall
Video created by Scott Roberts - one of youth theatre members
Video created by Eddie Plaskitt - one of our Ensemble young company members
**We have a limited number of fully and part-funded bursary places available each term. These are to support families for whom cost would present a significant barrier to participation. These can be applied for upon booking.
Interested in joining? Just send us an enquiry and we'll set up a free taster session.