During July and August across the country, ATG theatres are taken over by young people presenting Stage Experience, a summer school performance project where young people have the opportunity to perform on our stages in full-scale musicals.
With professional creative teams, costumes and sets, ATG staff produce and create productions such as Oliver! West Side Story and Annie, which offer participants technical experience as well as performance roles.
‘YOU COULD CALL IT A THEATRE BOOT CAMP, BUT THAT WOULD BE TOO DRACONIAN, BECAUSE FUN GOES HAND-IN-HAND WITH DISCIPLINE IN THE FORTNIGHT’S WORK THAT CLIMAXES WITH FOUR PERFORMANCES … WHICH ONCE AGAIN RAISED THE BAR!’
“As part of National Mental Health Awareness Week, New Wimbledon Theatre Creative Learning team have been working with hundreds of young people from seven local primary schools on the “Changing Minds” project, using art, photography and theatre to facilitate positive in-school discussions about teenage mental health. We are delighted that so many schools have embraced the project and the response from students has been amazing. Changing Minds will culminate in a HEALTHY MINDS day at New Wimbledon Theatre on 4th July where all of the young people involved will come together for a day of performance, discussion and debate. We are very proud to be contributing to the national debate about the mental health of our young people.”