North West Regional Youth Theatre Festival


ALRA North, Wigan - North West

Date & Time

Sunday 7 April 2019 at 10:00 - 18:00


Youth Opportunity

Across the UK through 2018-2019 NAYT will be working with venues to host Regional Youth Theatre Festivals.


April 7th ALRA North Drama School in Wigan will be hosting a special festival for youth theatres.  The festival is designed for young people aged 12-18.


Tickets are £12 per participant, or £10 if your organisation is a Paid Member of NAYT (see here for more details:  We are also able to offer a concessionary place of £6 for any young people whose families are on Income Support, Universal Credit, Employment and Support Allowance, Disability Living, Personal Independence Payments and/or free school meals, which can be purchased here: 


We also have funding from the Arts Council for additional access needs, such as helping with travel costs.  Send us an email for more information.


Youth Theatre groups are also invited to being a short piece between 5-15 minutes to share with other Youth Theatres.


Registration is from 10am, workshops 11-1pm and 2-4pm with sharings from 4.30-6pm.


During the day, participants will have the opportunity to take part in any two workshops from:


20 Stories High

20 Stories High make theatre that is gritty, jumping, melodic, rebellious, contemporary and heart-felt. They make theatre with emerging artists & world-class professionals.  This workshop will explore their unique approach to verbatim, taking people’s voices and stories and turning them into exciting theatre.

ALRA:  Monologues and audition techniques

ALRA is a drama school with a proven commitment to providing the highest quality Acting and Directing training. ALRA training covers acting for camera movement, voice and a wide range of acting techniques.  This workshop, led by staff and students, will explore for text, acting and offer top tips on audition techniques.

Milk Presents

“Theatre that flies in the face of convention” - The Stage

Winners of the prestigious Fringe First and Stage Edinburgh Awards, Milk Presents make work which joyfully and messily pushes the boundaries of theatre.  Their work explores and challenges themes of identity and gender, and this workshop features new approaches to devising and making new work.


Collective Encounters

Collective Encounters is a Liverpool-based arts organisation specialising in theatre for social change through collaborative practice.  This workshop will explore creating theatre that engages in politics, issues, community and social change.