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Young Actors - Introductory & Juniors

Stage Two | Class


There are a few spaces still available on these courses.

For further information on how you can secure a place on the Young Actors course, please email stagetwo@theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk or phone Stage Two Reception on 01603 598600. Places are offered on a first come first served basis.

Our Young Actors course offers specialised training with the region’s largest professional working theatre. Our tailor-made, age appropriate syllabus is written and delivered by industry professionals, and includes vocal work, devising, text, ensemble, physicality and character work.

We have close relationships with major national companies including the National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company. Where appropriate, this enables us to access additional high quality training opportunities for our members during the year.

The course has a strong grounding in theatre discipline and we expect our members to have a high level of commitment to their learning, rehearsals and to each other.

Performance Opportunities

We believe that quality training and experience is crucial for those wishing to enter the industry. This is why both within and alongside our courses there are always performance opportunities. Collaborating across all art forms and being aware of the different roles involved in producing productions is fundamental to our young people’s knowledge when entering the industry today.

We are lucky to have three very different stages to work with. Stage Two with its 120 seat versatile auditorium, the beautiful Playhouse seating 300 and our main house which seats 1300.

Young Actors: Introductory & Junior (7-14yrs)

AGES: 7-14*

DAY: Saturdays

DATES: 14 September - 30 November 2019 (exc. 19 Oct)

11 January - 28 March 2020 (exc. 15 Feb)

9 May – 18 July 2020 (exc. 23 May)

TIMES: Please see below table for specific times for each class

VENUE: Stage Two

PERFORMANCES DATES: Introductory – Saturday 18 July 2020

Juniors 1 & 2 – Sunday 19 July 2020

(All Juniors 1 & 2 must be available all day on Sunday 19 July2020)

Juniors 3 – Friday 3 & Saturday 4 July 2020

(All Juniors 3 must be available evenings on 3 & 4 July 2020)


School Year


Days and times

Instalments x 3

Or Annual Advance Fee





9 – 10am



Juniors 1

4 – 5



10.15 – 11.45am



Juniors 2




12noon – 1.30pm



Juniors 3




2.30 - 4pm



*Classes are arranged strictly according to age at 1 September 2019, as with school year groups. Please check this table and ensure you are booking onto the correct course. If you aren’t sure which course you need to book onto, please call box office who will be able to assist further

Booking for New Members

  • Places are limited, therefore, this is done on a first come first served basis.
  • Please ensure you have read the table above and understand which course you are booking. If you are unsure, please contact box office and they will be able to help further.

Course Fees

  • You can either pay for the course in one lump sum or in 3 instalments.
  • The deadlines for paying 2nd and 3rd instalments are 31 October 2019 and 31 March 2020 respectively.
  • Failure to make payment by the deadline will result in the participant being removed from the course.
  • If you are struggling to make the payment by the deadline, please do not hesitate to contact us as soon as possible.


  • Norwich Theatre Royal believes that everyone should have the opportunity to experience and participate in the arts. The NTR bursary fund has been set up to provide financial assistance to those who need it. Please see the bursary webpage or contact us for further details and how to apply.


  • By signing up to this course, you are agreeing to the high level of commitment we expect from all our students to their learning, rehearsals and to each other.

Norwich Theatre Royal’s Young Company

The Young Company puts young people at the centre of the creative process to produce vibrant, innovative, and creative theatre. Our courses offer significant personal and educational benefits; developing self-esteem as well as improving communication and team-work skills whilst working in a professional, creative and nurturing environment.

As the region’s largest professional working theatre it is fundamental to our principles that we offer high quality industry training to all our students. We recognise not everyone wishes to enter the industry on a professional level, but believe our students understand and appreciate the discipline and lifelong skills that are learnt from taking part in quality arts provision.

When members leave the Young Company at 18 years we aim for them to be well rounded, brave, confident and creative young people ready to enter and be successful in the wider world, regardless of their chosen pathways.

The Young Company includes the following courses:

For further information, email: stagetwo@theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk

Please take a moment to read our Terms and Conditions of Take Part Activities at NTR

We work hard to ensure best practise and the safety of all who attend our activities. To do this we have a number of policies and procedures in place to support our participants and visitors. These are available at our reception in Stage Two, and here on our website including:-

  • Anti-Bullying Policy
  • Child Collection Policy
  • Safeguarding Policy and Procedures
  • Data Protection Policy
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Youth Participation Policy
  • Code of Conduct