OutReach: Get Involved

The Stephen Joseph Theatre OutReach department are committed to working with all ages within our community. We have a great range of activities for adults including acting classes and singing groups, performance opportunities for the actors out there as well as opportunities to showcase scriptwriting talent in our Plays and Pinot events. There are lots of opportunities for everybody, so what are you waiting for? Get involved!

For more information on any of these courses please contact OutReach on 01723 356696 or email us.

Global Voices Choir

Thursdays 7 - 8.30pm

Come and raise your spirits with this exciting, very friendly choir! Lively and diverse songs range in style from blues, spirituals, and traditional, to soul, swing and world-influenced pop. There are opportunities to perform in a variety of venues. Feel the uplifting power of singing, and meet a bunch of new friends! No experience necessary.
£60 (10 sessions)

Funky Choir

Tuesdays 7 - 8.30pm

Established choir singing a range of music including funk, disco and rock. This choir perform regularly at all sorts of events both large and small. Rehearsals take place in a local pub and it’s a great way to meet new people, develop your skills and experience the joy of singing with our Funky Choir in an informal setting.

Please call OutReach on 01723 356696 or email us to register your interest.
£60 (10 sessions)

Dementia Friendly Movement & Music

Thursdays 11am-12.30pm

Gentle, creative sessions using movement and singing, having fun in a friendly environment. This is an opportunity to explore and express yourself creatively. For people living with dementia and their family and friends. Includes cake!
£4 per session (10 sessions)
Book 10 sessions together, get one free!

Script Reading

Wednesdays 11.30am - 1.30pm

Working with theatre professionals these fun and friendly sessions are for people who like to explore the work of Playwrights. We look at themes, stories, writing styles and historical context of the plays.  An opportunity to read out loud texts both contemporary and classic over tea and biscuits. (Aimed at the over 50’s or thereabouts).
£7 per session

Write Stuff

First Draft Script Development Surgeries are available for Write Stuff participants from last term and can be booked through our Associate Director, Chelsey Gillard.

Details of the Autumn term will be announced later in the year.

Beyond the Stage

Fridays, 10.30am - 1pm
For current dates, please click here.

A great way for our older audience members to explore some of our productions in more detail. Includes a Q&A with the cast and creatives as well as some interactive workshops.

£7 per session

Book Club

Wednesdays, 6.30pm 
For current dates, please click here.

Meet other reading enthusiasts and discuss a selection of books.


WEA courses

A selection of WEA (Workers' Educational Association) courses for adults are held at the SJT. Each course is available FREE to anyone claiming benefits (including working tax credits), and otherwise costs £70. These classes must be booked in advance via the WEA: / 0300 303 3464.

WEA classes currently enrolling and due to be held at the SJT are:

Film Studies: Life as Seen on the Cinema Screen with George Cromack 
Starts Monday 20 April for 10 weeks
7pm - 9pm
Course code: C3677548

Exploring the ways in which cinema represents the ups and downs of life, from childhood, rites of passage and family life to great escapes, moments of crisis, restless retirement, health issues and all things in-between.

Acapella Singing for Women: Harmony and Health with Bridget Cousins
Starts Tuesday 21 April for 8 weeks
10.30am - 12.30pm  
Course code: C3677543

This course is for women who want to sing together while learning about how good singing is for you! Sing acapella (unaccompanied) harmony songs from around the world and learn techniques to improve your singing, breathing,posture and health.

Creative Writing: The Writer’s Retreat with George Cromack
Starts Thursday 23 April for 10 weeks
7pm - 9pm
Course code: C3677549

Suitable for beginners and returners - relax, take a step back and (re)gain that vital spark of inspiration and motivation in another friendly step by step approach to researching, planning and importantly - writing.

All courses subject to minimum numbers.

Click here to see what else is on offer!

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