Brent Youth Theatre at the Yellow in Wembley Park
TUESDAY (TERM TIME ONLY)
7-12 YEARS – 4.30-5.30PM
12-18 YEARS – 5.30 -7.00PM
£30 PER 12 WEEK TERM
£2.50 PER SESSION
Are you a young person, looking to develop your acting skills or a parent on the search for a creative activity for your kids? Then why not check out the Brent Youth Theatre workshops held at the Yellow Pavilion. These sessions are a great place to learn new skills, meet new people and unlock any hidden creativity.
Youth theatre is a great space for young people to explore issues, take risks and test their emotional and physical boundaries. To find out what’s in store at The Yellow sessions, we interviewed Theatre Director Nataliya Kharina.
What made you set up the Youth theatre in the first place?
“I grew up in Wembley and remember having lots of energy with no place to channel it. My family emigrated from Russia when I was 5 and it took a long time to settle in, let alone find any accessible extra-curricular activities that would keep us entertained. I have a distinct memory of being bored. It has always been in the back of my mind that I would like to bring an accessible youth theatre to Wembley to help young people channel all their creative energy, just like I needed when I was younger. I have now been directing youth theatre for over ten years all around the world and in different areas of London, it feels like the right time to bring all I have learnt back to where I’m from.”
Who can participate and is acting experience necessary?
“ANYONE! Brent Youth Theatre is inclusive & accessible. We want all young people to feel like they are able to participate. My experience as a facilitator is specifically routed in work that allows young people to take part regardless of ability or experience. Everyone has creativity, we simply provide the safe space for it to flourish.”
What can young people expect from the workshops?
“High energy, active workshops in which they will create performances based on their own creative ideas. There will be endless amounts of games, vocal training and movement work. We will have a musician write original music for all of our shows. Most importantly they will have the chance to showcase all of their own ideas to the local area. Not only a safe space for creativity but a chance to get recognition for how brilliant they are.”
What has been the highlight of the project for you?
“We are at the very start of our journey but I think the second taster workshop we held in June has been the best part of the process so far. It was coming close to the time it needed to start and we had about 2 young people I think… and then suddenly a whole crowd came along and we ended up with 15. It was such a beautiful session, the young people were incredible! Myself and the other facilitators all came out saying that something incredibly special had just occurred. If that is a sign of things to come we are in for a fantastic start, it’s so exciting.”
Describe Brent Youth theatre in three words.
“Creative. Inclusive. Honest.”
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GET HERE EARLY AND RELAX
Get here early and grab a bite to eat from the London Designer Outlet. With over 20 restaurants and bars you will be spoilt for choice. If that’s not enough to keep you entertained, do some shopping at one of the 50 outlet stores where you can get up to 70% off high street prices!
FINDING THE YELLOW
BY TUBEWembley Park is easy to reach from central London with three tube lines and an overland line. The Jubilee Line offers access to Bond Street in 19 minutes from Wembley Park Station. The Metropolitan Line has fewer stops to reach Wembley Park Station, and many people swap onto it at Baker Street or Finchley Road. The journey time from Baker Street to Wembley Park Station is 12 minutes. The Bakerloo Underground Line is accessed from Wembley Central Station, offering access to Paddington, Charing Cross and Waterloo. The London Overground Line also runs from Wembley Central Station and gets you to Clapham Junction in 22 minutes.
BY CARWembley Park has over 3,000 secure car parking spaces. Wembley Park’s official marshalled car parks are all close to Wembley Park’s iconic venues. The nearest car park to the SSE Arena Wembley is the Gold Car park
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