Established in 2006, we are an independent theatre company in Bedfordshire. We specialise in youth theatre, and run regular weekly sessions in various locations in the area. We celebrate enthusiasm over ability and guarantee to give everyone an opportunity to thrive. We provide a safe and encouraging environment in which our students prosper, happy in the knowledge that we are supporting them all the way.
We do not judge children on an initial audition, but give them an opportunity to grow in confidence and develop with our training programme. We believe that every child matters, and do not exclude on the basis of ability, confidence, or disability.
Our sessions are designed to teach our members a huge range of theatrical techniques, but in a fun and entertaining way. Our sessions last for two hours, as we believe that this is the optimum session time for both entertainment and education, a fact borne out by School timetables.
We believe that by rehearsing for productions, that our members learn far more than they do from an end of term “Showcase” performance. Our members learn about script work, interpretation and drama practitioners and their theories. This is done in the form of practical and enjoyable sessions. We will produce well known classics, Musicals and plays, as well as creating our own, which are written by Keith, who’s work is published and performed worldwide. Up-Stage get to perform the premieres!
Our professional team do not just create a standard session plan and repeat if from group to group. Our Schemes of Work are designed with individual groups and children in mind. This is a full time passion of ours.
We take our groups into a wide variety of venues, in order to give them different experiences, and to improve their adaptability.
Our members have gone on to gain places at the
Central School of Speech and Drama, and Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance. Tring Park School for Performing Arts, Emil Dale Performing Arts Academy.
We have worked with many organisations over the past few years on many different projects.
The Royal Shakespeare Company
The Orchestra of the Swan
NODA (National Operatic and Dramatic Association)
NAYT (National Association of Youth Theatres)
Arts Council England
Central Bedfordshire Council
Barton-le-clay Parish Council
TADS (Toddington Amateur Dramatic Society)
The Grove Theatre Dunstable
The Queen Mother Theatre Hitchin
Barton Village Hall
Barton Methodist Church
Leighton Buzzard Theatre
The Place Theatre, Bedford
Priory Lower School, Bedford
Edith Cavell Lower School, Bedford
Scott Lower School Bedford
Beauchamp Middle School Bedford
Templefield Lower School Flitwick
Flitwick Lower School, Flitwick
Putteridge High School, Luton
The Hat Factory, Luton
Arnold Academy, Barton-le-clay
Pulloxhill Lower School, Pulloxhill
Flitwick Town Council
The London Borough of Barnet Cultural Services
Westoning Lower School
Woodland Academy, Flitwick
Kings Oak Primary School, Bedford