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YOUTH THEATRE 

CITY VARIETIES




CITY VARIETIES YOUTH THEATRE COMPANY (CVYT) – 2017/18 
 
“Not sure we can ever thank you enough, but you really have created a 'theatre family', where young people feel safe to shine.”
Youth Theatre Participant Parent
 
The CVYT is a thriving, vibrant city centre youth theatre for 8-17 year olds run from the Leeds Grand Theatre Studio.  Our ethos is all about nurturing the individual, learning the importance of working as an ensemble whilst building good skills and lasting friendships.  Members develop performing arts skills through weekly term-time workshops run by a professional director, choreographer, musical director (Summer Term) and other freelance visiting professionals throughout the year.
 
We provide a safe, warm and inspirational environment where our young people thrive. Absolutely no experience is necessary, just a willingness to have a go!
 
Since launching in January 2012, our cast of young performers have packed out the City Varieties Music Hall and Howard Assembly Room with six full scale musicals and a range of contemporary plays, devised works and modern variety shows.
 
“Loserville was incredible, what a professional and wonderful cast! Well done to the team” 
TWITTER (Loserville 2017)
 
Throughout the Autumn 2017 term the youth theatre are in rehearsals for our public sharing event at the Howard Assembly Room on December 12th. Spring will be spent skills-building in readiness for rehearsals in the summer for our Summer Sharing (Group 1) and Summer Musical (Groups 2 & 3).
 
The CVYT Company is for young people from ages 8-17. A year with the company costs £435 (£145 per term), with bursary places available. All groups (apart from the Actors in Training , see below) meet on a Saturday throughout term time. 
 
Want to get involved? Please read the Information and Applications Pack and let us know if you'd like to join us. We will be running informal intro sessions on Saturday 23rd September in the studio at Leeds Grand Theatre. If you’re interested in finding out more, please contact the Learning Team at learning@cityvarieties.co.uk or ring 0113 297 7042. 
 
 
LEEDS ACTORS IN TRAINING (LAIT)
 
New for late Autumn 2017 LAIT is a pilot project for 18-23 year olds offering a practical skills-building course providing a thorough grounding for the theatre profession. Run by professional artists, who are working in the business, LAIT is designed to develop participating young artists vocally, physically and imaginatively and encourages an independent and in-depth approach to the work.
 
Want to get involved? Please read the Leeds Actors in Training Information Pack and complete the Expression of Interest Form returning it to learning@leedsgrandtheatre.com  

LAIT AUDITIONS

We will be running auditions on the evening of Tuesday 10th October. Auditionees will be required to perform a monologue (classical or contemporary, between 1-3 mins), followed by a short interview to discuss your interest further, an hour-long group workshop and finishing with a brief Q&A.  

Cost: £150/term with some bursary places available upon application  
 
 

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