Youth Groups

The shows you see on stage are only part of what goes on here at Chesterfield Theatres. We are committed to building up a closer relationship with young people of all ages, below you can see how to become involved.

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Pomegranate Youth Theatre and Gekkota Arts

About
The Pomegranate Youth Theatre offers weekly drama workshops that are available to all at low cost. The Pomegranate Youth Theatre was formed in 2002 from an external drama group consisting of 10 to 15 members.  It has grown to an existing group of up to 90 young people ages 7-30, drawn from all around the Chesterfield and outlying area. The fun workshops provide a service to teach all aspects of stagecraft with professional facilitators which promote teamwork, social skills, emotional intelligence, creativity and confidence. The young people involved choose and explore issues relevant to themselves and the area in which they live as well as subjects and events from other aspects of life through research, improvisation, devising, scripting and performing.

Youth Theatre members perform a yearly public showcase at the Pomegranate Theatre as part of their development. All members take part equally in performance and illustrate in an entertaining way the skills they have acquired.

The Pomegranate Youth Theatre work with professional writers and musicians and through devising and improvisation create new productions that are performed at the Pomegranate Theatre. Past productions include scripted work with an original slant, for example 'Oh What a Lovely War' and 'Animal Farm'.

They performed a brand new production with music funded by the heritage lottery about the Chesterfield Workhouse – ‘No One to Assist’. (This is now available for schools and other youth groups to use.)

They performed an original production with music written by a professional writer from improvisations by the group from stories about the Chesterfield Canal. ‘Cuckoo’ was performed at the Pomegranate Theatre, the Staveley basin as part of the Canal Festival and Stainsby Festival.

All members of Youth Theatre took part in this years showcase in July 'Your Bard' - A celebration of Shakespeares work and Life.

Future development for the Pomegranate Youth Theatre

• As well as performing and taking part in the weekly workshops Youth Theatre members will receive discounted tickets for selected performances at the Chesterfield Theatres to illustrate techniques covered in their sessions.
• Have the chance to take part in workshops as part of the Theatres programme.
• Help promote the Theatres and have a say in future programming.
• Create and host events at the Chesterfield Theatres to support the main programme for audience development.
• Work with professional actors as part of their development.

Gekkota Arts
Gekkota Arts evolved from the Pomegranate Youth Theatre. It was formed with a group of long standing Youth Theatre members who wished to continue their journey and further their skills in every aspect of stagecraft. They produce high quality performances of new and existing works, in the local area and further afield. If you are aged 18-30 and would like to join Gekkota Arts please contact pomytheatre@gmail.com 07932 60352.

 

 

Youth Groups

The shows you see on stage are only part of what goes on here at Chesterfield Theatres. We are committed to building up a closer relationship with young people of all ages, below you can see how to become involved.

New Logo

 

Pomegranate Youth Theatre and Gekkota Arts

About
The Pomegranate Youth Theatre offers weekly drama workshops that are available to all at low cost. The Pomegranate Youth Theatre was formed in 2002 from an external drama group consisting of 10 to 15 members.  It has grown to an existing group of up to 90 young people ages 7-30, drawn from all around the Chesterfield and outlying area. The fun workshops provide a service to teach all aspects of stagecraft with professional facilitators which promote teamwork, social skills, emotional intelligence, creativity and confidence. The young people involved choose and explore issues relevant to themselves and the area in which they live as well as subjects and events from other aspects of life through research, improvisation, devising, scripting and performing.

Youth Theatre members perform a yearly public showcase at the Pomegranate Theatre as part of their development. All members take part equally in performance and illustrate in an entertaining way the skills they have acquired.

The Pomegranate Youth Theatre work with professional writers and musicians and through devising and improvisation create new productions that are performed at the Pomegranate Theatre. Past productions include scripted work with an original slant, for example 'Oh What a Lovely War' and 'Animal Farm'.

They performed a brand new production with music funded by the heritage lottery about the Chesterfield Workhouse – ‘No One to Assist’. (This is now available for schools and other youth groups to use.)

They performed an original production with music written by a professional writer from improvisations by the group from stories about the Chesterfield Canal. ‘Cuckoo’ was performed at the Pomegranate Theatre, the Staveley basin as part of the Canal Festival and Stainsby Festival.

All members of Youth Theatre took part in this years showcase in July 'Your Bard' - A celebration of Shakespeares work and Life.

Future development for the Pomegranate Youth Theatre

• As well as performing and taking part in the weekly workshops Youth Theatre members will receive discounted tickets for selected performances at the Chesterfield Theatres to illustrate techniques covered in their sessions.
• Have the chance to take part in workshops as part of the Theatres programme.
• Help promote the Theatres and have a say in future programming.
• Create and host events at the Chesterfield Theatres to support the main programme for audience development.
• Work with professional actors as part of their development.

Gekkota Arts
Gekkota Arts evolved from the Pomegranate Youth Theatre. It was formed with a group of long standing Youth Theatre members who wished to continue their journey and further their skills in every aspect of stagecraft. They produce high quality performances of new and existing works, in the local area and further afield. If you are aged 18-30 and would like to join Gekkota Arts please contact pomytheatre@gmail.com 07932 60352.