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 Core Actors

Wednesdays 5pm – 6.30pm (ages 12 – 18)

Working with innovative theatre practitioner Jenny Sheehan, our youth theatre group provides young people with a great opportunity to experience a wide range of theatre and performance techniques. This term young people will work towards a joint showcase with Concept on Wed 4 December.

Price: £80 per term (term starts Wed 18 September)

Download a registration pack Download a bursary form 
Core Comedians

Wednesdays 6.30pm – 8pm (ages 12 – 16)

Working with a range of professional comedians, young people can explore different comedic styles, write and perform sketches, try their hand at improvising and develop their own unique comedic voice.

Core Comedians will perform as part Bangers And Mash Comedy Club on Sat 23 November.

Price: £80 per term (term starts Wed 18 September)

Download a registration pack Download a bursary form 
Youth Advisory Panel

(ages 11 – 25)

Make your voice heard!
We’re looking for 11 to 25 year olds who are interested in becoming leaders in the arts industry to join our panel.

For Autumn 2019 the group will meet once a month and focus on programming for the final Grow Festival in February 2020.

As part of the group you will:
• Have insight into The Core’s programming for young people
• Develop an understanding of how creative, marketing, technical and financial elements come together to create an event
• Be mentored by members of The Core staff team
• Attend industry events and other festivals across the UK

The first session is taking place on Tue 15 October from 6pm to 8pm.

For more information and to get involved contact [email protected] or drop in to the first session.

Kindly supported by Northampton Community Foundation and #iwill.


Frantic Ignition

Taster: Tue 17 September, Trials: Thu 3 October (ages 16 – 24)

Frantic Assembly‘s Ignition is back for its 11th year, searching for the next generation of male performers. No experience is necessary and it’s completely free to take part. For further information and to book your place visit www.franticassembly.co.uk/learn-and-train/ignition/ignition-for-men


Arts Award

As part of our projects and regular groups, we can provide opportunities for children and young people to work towards a range of Arts Awards. Please contact [email protected] for further information.