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Off the Ground Youth Theatre - the most dynamic and exciting youth theatre in the region. Off the Ground Youth Theatre is based on the Wirral and is the only youth theatre in this region to offer such a wide range of on-stage, back-stage and film experience.
All our members have the opportunity to take part in productions at prestigious outdoor venues and theatres. During the weekly sessions members will also be able to write, act, direct, dance, design, sing, learn stage combat, practice improvisation skills, and work on scripts from Shakespeare to Stoppard.
OTG YOUTH THEATRE
OFF THE GROUND YOUTH THEATRE
Off the Ground Youth Theatre is the only youth theatre in this region to offer such a wide range of stage experience. From Shakespeare to stage combat and physical theatre, from new writing to devised horror shows or stand-up comedy. Whatever you want to try your hand at, Off the Ground can cater to your tastes.
Off The Ground Youth Theatre is a part of OTG Theatre and all youth theatre projects are lead by professional actors, directors, writers and musicians. This term's principal tutors are Dan Meigh (OTG’s Artistic Director), Daniel G Cambridge (writer of The Musketeers, Monkey, The Magnificent Seven Samurai, and Director), Pete Darwent (actor, including in OTG’s last 10 summer tours) and Connor Wray (writer and actor whose work includes Zorro, Sinbad & Robin Hood). Off the Ground also invite visiting tutors to run sessions on different aspects of theatre - recent visiting sessions have included devising, mask work and clowning.
Older members of the youth theatre have the opportunity to audition for Off the Ground Theatre’s international tours. The 2019 summer’s production of A Midsummer Night's Dream toured Northwest England, North Wales and Ireland and featured seven members or ex-members of the youth theatre.
All of our members are given the opportunity to become involved in all aspects of theatre work. Recently OTG members have, amongst other things, performed world youth theatre premieres of new plays, completed a sell-out run of Animal Farm, performed Hamlet in Oh Me Oh My in Liverpool and turned Royden Park into a nightmarish forest for a Halloween special.
OTG offers more than any other local youth theatre. So if you’re just a beginner or keen to make a career, let us help you get off the ground.
YOUTH THEATRE GROUP
Off the Ground Youth Theatre is taught on a term-by-term basis, following traditional academic terms of Autumn, Spring and Summer. We have three groups, separated by age/academic year. Each group meets once per week at the drama studio at Calday Grange Grammar School. Here, they will work on practitioners or styles of theatre, workshopping and learning new techniques, or will rehearse toward current productions.
JOIN YOUTH THEATRE
If you’re interested in joining Off the Ground Youth Theatre we currently have spaces available for all of our groups. Just come along on the night to the group most appropriate to your age group, the first session is completely free!
You can find us at the drama studio at Calday Grange Grammar School. You can reach the studio via the following:
You can find the youth theatre sessions at the drama studio, Calday Grange Grammar School. You can reach the studio via the following:
YOUTH THEATRE WIRRAL
YOUTH THEATRE COSTS
First session totally free!*
Cost: £200 per term
GET A ⅓ off WHEN A siblings JOINS*
SAVE £30 - REFER A FRIEND*
PAY online, by cheque or in cash
bursaries available to all students
Referral discounts available - bring a friend, save £30.
Referral discount applies to friends recommended by current member. Must complete at least one term.
We accept payment by all major credit and debit cards. Our online payment is managed by Stripe.
Fees are payable online via our payment portal, in cash or cheque at any session.
Please click the 'Pay Fees Now' button above this text and follow the onscreen instructions.
Paying By Cash Or Cheque
Please bring a cheque or cash in an envelope marked with student’s name, youth theatre group and date.
Make cheques payable to ‘Off the Ground Theatre’.
All fees are payable in lump sums, or in 3 equal instalments. If paying by cheque, then all three cheques must be presented at the beginning of term, dated appropriately for instalments.
If there are any difficulties with payments then contact one of our team. There is always a solution and we are here to help.
GOT ANY QUESTIONS OR PROBLEMS?
We have launched the Sue Welshman bursary scheme, available to all students in need of help with youth theatre term fees.
Full and half grant options available!
Love's Labour's Lost
Coming summer 2022! The King and his friends take an oath to dedicate themselves to a life of study and avoid the company of women for three years. No sooner have they made their pledge than the Princess of France and her ladies in waiting arrive!
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Where and when are youth theatre lessons taught?
Our Wirral youth theatre sessions run every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evening, from 6pm to 9pm. They are taught at Calday Grange Grammar School’s drama studio