Arts & Culture

Are you, or a young person you know, missing opportunities to socialise, be creative and develop professionally?

Through Prime Theatre’s digital programme, they are offering six different workshop strands that provide a space for young people to:
  • Express themselves creatively
  • Socialise with peers from across the UK
  • Develop drama skills that they may have been cultivating through GCSE/A Level or extracurricular drama
  • Prepare for a professional arts career
Prime Youth Theatre are keen to engage young people from across the UK, so please forward this information to anyone (aged 9-25) who you think may be interested.

How does it work?

All workshops take place on Zoom and require access to both a camera and a
microphone (laptops, phones or tablet can be used). Members will be given a link and a password at the start of each 5 week block. Support on using Zoom will be provided.

Prime Theatre Promise

  • No more than 12 members in Audition Experience
  • No more than 15 members in Script & Skills, Digital Makers, Writers Pad, Shakespeare Masterclass and Social Drama
  • At least 2 adults in each session
  • Online Safeguarding Guidelines and Procedures provided

Block A:

15 June – 17 July

Block B:

27 July – 28 August
You can sign up for either block, or both!

Digital Showcase:
Friday 28 August 7pm


Prime Youth Theatre have a variety of different strands for you to choose from and sign up to, meaning you can customise your own Digital Youth Theatre experience and get the most out of the offer. Social Drama: Hang out and have fun

A mix of energizing drama games and improvisation exercises. A playful online performance space to make new friends, create, chill out and unwind.

Scripts & Skills: Creating characters & performance practice

Have fun bringing scripts to life. Each week you’ll try new techniques and dive into different scenes and a range of roles that will improve your acting ability.

Audition Experience: Prepare for professional training

Thinking about drama school or college? Explore a selection of speeches, choose your own monologue and learn how to approach it for the best possible audition.

Shakespeare Masterclass: Become best buddies with the Bard

Hugely enjoyable and essential exercises for understanding Shakespeare’s
speeches. Play with prose and verse with the guidance of professional actors and directors. Block A only

Writers Pad: Unleash your imagination

For both those new to creative writing and those with more experience. A chance to build your script writing skills and hear actors bring your words to life.

Digital Makers: Create digital content in a variety of roles

Work as an individual and as a team responding to a series of creative briefs.
Storyboard, script, stage, shoot and edit a variety of online challenges. For actors and others. 90 mins sessions.

Play Reading: Explore classic texts and modern hits

Boost your knowledge of plays and playwrights. Travel through time to explore a series of specially selected scripts. Read a wide range of roles or just listen if you like. Scripts available in advance. No preparation required.

Industry Q&As: A direct line to those working on stage and screen

Your chance to ask questions and be inspired by a range of actors. 30 minute
sessions. Block A includes Mark Gatiss, Jodie Prenger, Jo Joyner, Emma
Cunniffe and John Pfumojena

Digital Summer Showcase
Celebrate and share your digital creations, performances and writing with a live online audience. 
28 August 7PM

Price per 5 Week Block:

  • £25 for your first strand (Digital Makers is £30) and £10 for additional options
  • Play Reading, Industry Q&As and Digital Summer Showcase are free to all members

Free Place/Grants

  • 1 free initial strand (worth £25/30) for Deaf Young People or a Swindon Borough Council Looked After Child/Care Leaver

Worried about money? Prime wants to make sure that everyone has access to the arts. A limited number of full or half grants are available on application.

How do I join?

Complete the online “JOIN” form at: