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YOUNG COLLECTIVE IS OUR BRAND NEW MEMBERSHIP SCHEME WHICH GIVES YOUNG PEOPLE AGED 14-21 OPEN-ACCESS TO WORKSHOPS AT THE ROYAL EXCHANGE THEATRE

Workshops range from performing, technical theatre, digital content, producing, directing, writing and design. Once you become a member, you'll be able to take part in as many workshops as you like. Workshops are £5 each but to members only.

Your membership will allow you access to our workshops, which are stand-alone and available termly. Membership is £10 for the year (until 31 August 2020). If you decide to join us as a member from 1 April 2020, membership is £5 for the remaining half a year.

Financial support to help with membership fees and travel costs is available through our Arts Pot scheme. Applications to the Arts Pot can be made once you have joined to become a member.

BECOME A MEMBER

Membership can be purchased via the Box Office 0161 833 9833 or by texting 07496816397 for us to get in touch with you. 

Once you become a member, login to your account and all the workshops will be available to buy online. Alternatively, please call Box Office on 0161 833 9833.

 

UP COMING WORKSHOPS:

Tuesday 14 January, 5:00pm - 7:00pm - THE ACTOR AND THE TARGET with Hannah Sands
Join Gypsy assistant director, Hannah for is a practical workshop for actors, directors and theatre makers. The session will introduce you to the acting techniques of Declan Donnellan, renowned for releasing actors from their fears, freeing instincts, and promoting truth in performance.

Saturday 25 January, 10.30am - 1.30pm - INTRO TO PHYSICAL THEATRE with Jonnie Riordan
Theatre and movement director, Jonnie has worked and trained extensively with Frantic Assembly. In this workshop, Jonnie will give you a introduction to the techniques used in physical theatre shows and how to develop these skills.

Tuesday 28 January, 5.00pm - 7.00pm - CURIOUS ABOUT SET DESIGN with Katie Scott
Katie is an award-winning set designer for theatre. In this workshop, she will introduce you to the art of designing a set for a production, the intricacies of making a model box and how shows develop from drawing to stage.

Wednesday 5 February, 6.00pm - 8.00pm - ACTIONING AND SCRIPT ANALYSIS with Joe Gilmour Rees
This session is useful for young actors, directors and other creatives in learning how to approach a script and take it from page to stage. When you are given a script, what process should you go on to better understand and begin to perform it? This practical session will introduce you to using script analysis and actioning to as you start to work on a script.

Tuesday 11 February, 5.00pm - 7.00pm - WRITING FOR THEATRE with Karla Marie Sweet
Come and work with Karla, the Royal Exchange's playwright on attachment, to learn some tips, techniques and skills for writing for the stage. The session is aimed at anyone from people nervous to put pen to paper to those who have written a full-length play.

Tuesday 25 February, 5.00pm - 7.00pm - DEVISING with Rachel McMurray
Devising a piece of theatre can be exciting, stimulating and also difficult! It's never a direct journey, but this workshop delivered by facilitator and director, Rachel, will offer some starting points and stimuli to begin devising a play.

Tuesday 3 March, 5.00pm - 7.00pm - IMPROVISATION with Christopher Brown
Have fun and learn key improvisation skills and games in this practical drama workshop. Through games and exercises used to develop improvisation skills and help you say yes, you will develop your confidence and listening skills in a safe and playful environment.

Wednesday 11 March, 5.00pm - 7.00pm - WORKING IN FILMMAKING with Annie Woodson
Annie is co-founder of TripleDotMakers, a company who make films, documentaries and instillations for organisations across Manchester. In this workshop, Annie will introduce you to the art of filmmaking, encourage you to develop some practical skills and talk about filmmaking as a career and her route into it.

Saturday 21 March, 10.30am – 12.30pm – LIGHTING A STAGE with Louise Anderson
A practical workshop that explores the skills and techniques used in creating lighting for theatre. In this workshop, you will look at the equipment, design and why lighting is key to telling a good story.

Tuesday 31 March, 6.00pm - 8.00pm - THE SERIOUS BUSINESS OF COMEDY with Chris Brett
Comedy is a serious art. It requires commitment and believable acting. In this workshop, you'll create your own piece of comedy, work on a script and explore physicality. All while trying to keep a straight face!


Young Collective - From Page to Stage:

As part of our brand-new Young Collective workshops, we are offering a week-long Technicians and Performers Project - Tuesday 18 February – Saturday 22 February 2020 (10:00am - 4:00pm). The course is £30.

Over the course of the week, the group will be working on scripts that were submitted from our October 2019 Writer's Room project. This week will culminate in a performance for an invited audience. 

To book Young Collective - From Page ot Stage, click here and book your place.

Arts Pot funded places are available by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.