This programme takes up to 30 students, who have been seen to show promise as future theatre-makers / performers, and leads them through workshops in group leadership, devising theatre, acting and performance skills and theatre crew roles and skills.
Artistic directors, Holly and Tom, work with the primary school groups that come through the space for the first half of each year to gather interest from Year 7 and 8 students who wish to develop their theatre-making skills further. They could want to become actors, stage managers, designers, directors etc. They will then cast a group that will be invited to join the Extension Company.
The programme includes weekend skills workshops towards the end of the year, followed by a week intensive, where the extension company will make a show together.