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Rounders Youth Theatre
The Stephen Joseph Youth Theatre ‘Rounders’ are a vibrant group of over 200 young people aged 8-21 years who meet weekly in Scarborough, Whitby and Filey to take part in theatre workshops and to put on quality performances.
Rounders gives local young people the chance to explore theatre techniques which are both fun and challenging and are a great way to set anyone up for the obstacles life has ahead.
There is no audition! Rounders is open to anyone who wants to have a go.
Theatre skills are great at instilling confidence, communication skills, both verbal and physical, and they allow young people to work together in a productive, safe and creative environment.
Some great, long lasting friendships have been created through Rounders. It’s a perfect opportunity to work with like minded people from different schools, colleges and backgrounds.
We put on plays, we take part in local and National Festivals including the National Student Drama Festival, The Big Youth Theatre Festival, the National Theatre Discover New Connections Festival, the Culture Shock Festival and the Filey Festival. We also have enormous fun in the weekly workshops.
Our staff are motivated and inspiring and enjoy every minute they spend with the groups. They attend annual training sessions with the National Association of Youth Theatres and we provide in-house training on a regular basis to keep up with the trends of young people’s theatre from all over the country and abroad.
There are currently spaces in both the Whitby and Filey groups. Give us a call to find out more or simply join our mailing/waiting list and receive information about all our young peoples and community events and things you can Get Involved with.
Rounders Past and Present
What they said…
“Rounders brought me out of my shell, gave me the chance to create, to link with like-minded individuals, to explore options I'd never considered possible. Most of all, it gave me friends who are now so much part of my life I can't imagine who I'd be without them. And years of work in theatre and the arts.”
“Rounders was (and remains to be) an incredible rarity in the late 90s, providing young people such as myself with an environment in which we were treated not as a students, but as young professionals. My time with the ensemble not only provided me with valuable insights into the industry and the chance to meet like minded peers, but also equipped me with the self-belief to follow my dream of a career in acting. I am now a professional actor based in Toronto, Canada, and still look back on my Rounders days with great affection.”
at the SJT
Wednesdays 6-8pm 15yrs+
Thursdays 6-8pm 12-14yrs
and 12pm-2pm 8-11yrs
Whitby Rounders at the Pavilions
Tuesdays 6-8pm 12-16yrs
Saturdays 10am-12pm 8-11yrs
Filey Rounders at the Evron Centre
Wednesdays 6-8pm 12-16yrs
Saturdays 10am-12pm 8-11yrs
Cost (as of Sept 2011)
12yrs + £45 per term
8-11yrs £40 per term
For those with more than one child in Rounders we can offer a discount of £5 off the total price per term. If you have any queries please contact OutReach on email@example.com.
If you are having any difficulty with payments please contact Denise Gilfoyle or Cheryl Govan in the OutReach Department to discuss further.
OutReach Officer (Youth and Community)
Tel: 01723 370540
“Rounders is something that stays with you forever”
“Without Rounders or the SJT I would not be the person I am today. I grew in confidence and it challenged me in a way completely different to school.”
“I'm certain that Rounders and the Stephen Joseph Theatre have been absolutely key to my success and will be for future generations in Scarborough.”
“Rounders was a great part of my life, and had undoubtedly contributed to my career in Performing Arts. Thank You Rounders!!"
“My involvement in Rounders was not only crucial to my early development as an actor, but also as a writer, and as a team player.”
“Rounders isn't just for learning how to act, it's about learning self confidence, about learning how to accept others ideas and about learning how to compromise.”