Young People

At the core of Theatre in the Quarter’s activity is its theatre programmes for young people.

For more info call Julie on 07747 110933.

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Theatre in the Quarter - Jigsaw

JIGSAW is an innovative and creative music theatre company for 7 - 11 year olds. The group is just about to start on a new promenade production of Gulliver’s Travels. Join the fun and help create the music and the action.

Jigsaw meets weekly on Mondays 6.15 - 8.15pm at Chester Blue Coat School, Walpole Street, Chester.

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Theatre in the Quarter - Quartz

QUARTZ is a dynamic youth group for 13+ year olds who wish to develop skills in theatre making. Newcomers are always welcome.

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Theatre in the Quarter - Rewind

REWIND is our brand new and exciting theatre and movement company for young people in the Blacon area of the city. Delivered in partnership with Cheshire Dance, this group are currently creating a brand new play focussing on the Olympics in Rio.

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Watch this space for an exciting programme of weekly theatre schools for young people during the summer holidays. These take place in the awesome St Mary’s Creative Space in the city centre.

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School Involvement

Many of Theatre in the Quarter’s main community projects involve schools. Recent examples of school participation include:

Best Days Of Our Lives which involved over 250 children performing alongside 3 professional actors, a choir of 50 adults and a group of musicians. The children were involved in the devising, rehearsing and performing of the production, including the making of a short film, which took place in Chester Cathedral in October 2015.

Over by Christmas - over 1000 children from schools across Cheshire performed alongside the main performance at their local railway station as this piece toured to their town. This involved a number of preparatory workshops in each school

Christmas Productions – Theatre in the Quarter regularly run a series of connected theatre workshops in schools to complement the theme of the Christmas productions.

Other Projects – schools have had a full involvement in the public performances of several productions in the past including Home for Christmas, Opera of the Chester Giants and Forgotten Fortress as well as collaborative projects with companies such as Chester Mystery Plays and Homegrown Dance Theatre. Schools also took part in Angel Voices, a choir festival run by Theatre in the Quarter which formed part of Christmas at St Mary’s in 2015.

There are several projects in development which will involve schools including Pageant of the Dee and Wish.

It was a great show, but more than that for those children it was a potentially life changing experience. Kids so often have great ambition when they're little and then chunk by chunk that ambition is chipped away by their life experiences. Those children will have developed a real fire in their bellies and a belief that they can be brilliant again and again because they now have the tools - hard work, perseverance and courage. It is so important for children to learn that they have the resources inside them.
Maureen Richards, Former Adviser for Music - Cheshire Education Authority
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Theatre in the Quarter is a registered charity

Charity Number 1129316

2 St Mary's Hill, Chester, CH1 2DW
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