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Act-Out & Act-Up – young persons’ drama group

Thu 5 Oct 2023

Weekly term-time drama groups for young people to provide sessions at a minimal cost, needing no auditions to qualify for a place and accessible to all levels and abilities. ACT OUT is aimed at 6-10yrs, ACT UP is for 11-18yrs, both sessions will cover theatrical skills in acting, storytelling and spoken word, directing, producing, writing, stage-management, dance and singing. The core philosophy is to build core life skills and support mental wellbeing through performance practice, cultivating a safe and fun environment to encourage the development of cooperation, communication, confidence and creativity.

During the Autumn term we focus on our annual Pantomime (see Events page), during the Spring term we have a skills based project, and in the Summer Term participants create their own theatre pieces to present at the Summer Showcase. 

The sessions are run by Terrie Howey of Red Phoenix Storytelling & Productions in partnership with York House Centre. Terrie has experience facilitating workshops for young people and has been recognised internationally as a skilled performer and creator of entertainment events.  Occasionally guest leaders will be invited in to demonstrate specialist skills.

ACT OUT  & ACT UP takes place at York House Centre (usually main hall or Beechey room) in Stony Stratford, on Thursday afternoons during term time please see website for term dates.
ACT OUT  4.30 – 5.30pm 
ACT UP     5.40 – 6.40pm
Facilitators will be available from 4.15pm until 6.50pm. 

£45 per term* 
£4 per session
Funded places maybe available, please contact us for more details.
 Cash, Bacs payment (contact us for details) or Cheques (to be made payable to York House Centre
* We run 36 weeks of the year in line with term times averaging 12 weeks per term

Please contact or phone the 
York House Centre office on 01908 563361 for details or to sign up.
​Fill in a joining application form on our Joining page