The Outreach programme is an important aspect of Riverside activity and encompasses:
A 60 strong team meet on Saturday mornings from October to March to work on a production for public performance around Easter each year. Four tutors lead fun learning activities during each 2 hour session - acting, music and singing, & dance. Auditions are in September each year for ages 8-21 years.
WORKSHOPS & PRE-SHOW TALKS
A range of school workshops are available, most often in drama and occasionally dance. Pre-Show Talks are short 20 minutes introductions to plays. Previous knowledge is not assumed or necessary - they allow everyone to understand the context of what they may be about to see. Open to everyone.
ACTING SUMMER SCHOOL
An intensive drama school for teens each summer. The current director, BEN LEVY, graduated from Riverside's Youth Theatre and is completing his degree in Music at York University
THEATRE TOURS WITH CAREER ADVICE
Schools regularly visit the theatre to find out how arts organisations operate and to look at the wide range of professional career roles for would-be arts undergraduates. Roles include Lighting/Sound design, l/s technicians, Set & Costume Design, Stage and Production Management, Direction, Writing, Musical Direction, Choreography, Graphic design, Marketing, Media Production, Arts Administration, Hospitality, Box Office Services and many more.
To find out more contact the Theatre Administrator who is happy to answer questions, take bookings or send information on request, 02870 124645