We are excited to announce the launch of the Albany Youth Theatre!
A Coventry cultural institution is set to reprise its role as a place for young people to hone their skills with the launch of The Albany Youth Theatre.
The Albany Theatre will launch two brand-new youth theatre groups later this year as it expands its Creative Engagement programme on the back of major redevelopment at the city centre location.
Billed as the Albany Youth Theatre (AYT). Sessions will run every Wednesday during term time from September to help young performers develop and learn new skills, build confidence, and showcase their ideas with regular performance opportunities.
Who can join?
There will be two AYT groups:
Albany Juniors for ages 8 to 11-years-old (5pm – 6:15pm).
Albany Seniors for ages 12 to 15-year-old (6:30pm – 8pm).
How To Join…
For more information and to book your space please visit The Albany Youth Theatre page and complete the form provided.
The theatre has already set up groups in local primary schools and led a performance project with Earlsdon Park residents. There are many more community and education collaborations in the pipeline.
Hear from the Albany Youth Theatre Lead
Creative Engagement Coordinator at the Albany Theatre, Vicky Basterfield.
“It’s a priority for us to keep theatre and the arts in the spotlight for people of all ages in Coventry. We believe that these two new groups, combined with our other Creative Engagement work, will help to maintain and improve accessibility to performing arts in the city.”
“Demand for these classes will be high! We recommend that parents book places early to guarantee a spot on one of our AYT groups.”
“The AYT will be a place for young people to realise their ideas, develop and learn… all whilst having loads of fun! We can’t wait to get started. With many exciting things on the horizon at the Albany.”
History of The Albany Theatre
The theatre began life as a technical college in the 1930s, helping young people study apprenticeships before turning its focus to the arts after it was used as a place to entertain the public during the Second World War.
Redevelopment at The Albany Theatre
Major redevelopment work at the Albany Theatre will begin this summer.
The first phase of the development will be expanding the lobby area. With the existing eastern wing becoming an open performance space.
More projects are on their way!