SJT OutReach activity is a little different at the moment due to the Coronavirus outbreak, but it is still happening - scroll down the page to see what we're up to!
The OutReach department works with, in and for the local community, encouraging people to engage with the work of the SJT through projects, courses, classes and work experience. It is committed to offering everyone the opportunity to get involved and participate in one of our creative projects and to develop new skills, make friends and have fun along the way.
Summer School Poetry films
As part of our 2020 Online Summer School, award winning filmmaker Brett Chapman created three episodes of Poets and their Poems - Nadia Emam chats to nine leading poets as they talk about their process and artistic journey as well as sharing some of their wonderful work. Watch them here!
In the summer of 2020, the SJT and the National Literacy Trust came together in a unique project for those who love a good story. 'Your Stories' was an online story creation adventure for young writers and illustrators. Local writing experts shared tips on world-building, character creation and plot development and invited families to submit their ideas - and they flooded in! Bestselling author Saviour Pirotta was one of those experts, and he has compiled all those ideas into one brand new story. Watch all the vlogs from our experts here, and see Nadia Emam reading the final story here.
If you would like to get in touch about anything OutReach-related, please email us!
We run Youth Theatre classes (also known as 'Rounders') for all ages, plus the SJT Young Voices Choir, holiday workshops and Summer Schools. We also have the SJT Young Company - a group of 16 – 21s who benefit from more intense and focussed training. We offer the opportunity to work towards Arts Awards, and are a Children's University Learning Destination. The SJT programmes shows for families throughout the year, both SJT-produced and visiting productions.
We work with a large number of local schools and colleges, delivering bespoke packages and creating all kinds of exciting projects.
When the theatre closed due to the Coronavirus pandemic, we uploaded a selection of activities for you to do at home. We also compiled lots of links to online content for all ages here - check it out!
The SJT and National Literacy Trust come together in a unique project for those who love a good story. For children aged five and up, we want to hear your stories. Head on over to the Our Stories Facebook Page for more information.