Young people invited to Georgian Theatre summer school

Young people are being offered a unique opportunity to produce a show from scratch at a week-long summer school run by Richmond’s Georgian Theatre Royal.

Open to 11 to 18-year-olds, the workshop-style event takes place from Monday 14 to Saturday 19 August and culminates in an evening performance at the theatre on Saturday 19 August.

During the week, students will participate in a wide range of activities, including devising, acting and performing skills.

The summer school has been organised by the Georgian Theatre Royal’s award-winning Youth Theatre and will be led by Youth Theatre Officer, Ed Batchelor, alongside other professional theatre practitioners.

“This is the perfect activity for any budding performers or those with a general interest in the arts who want to learn new skills and do something a bit different during the summer break,” said Ed Batchelor.

“The emphasis will definitely be on having fun but at the end of the week, there will be the serious business of performing on stage in front of a live audience.

“If previous years are anything to go by then the standard of the final show is invariably high and is always an extremely rewarding experience for all those taking part,” he added.

No previous performing experience is needed and places are available on a first-come-first-served basis. The cost for the whole week is £70 and the days run from 10am to 4pm.

The Saturday showcase performance will take place on Saturday 19th August at 7pm with tickets available to the public at £5 each.

For more information or to book a place, please email:; telephone: 01748 825252 or call into the Box Office.