The Big Yorkshire Youth Theatre Festival 2019
9:00 AM09:00

The Big Yorkshire Youth Theatre Festival 2019


Following on from the success of last year’s Big Yorkshire Youth Theatre Festival, we’re back for the Big Yorkshire Youth Theatre Festival 2019 on Saturday 20 July.

The Junior day is for young people aged 7-11 to come and take part in two workshops with theatre practitioners, working with young people from other youth theatres to gain new skills. These sessions will be based at York Theatre Royal. Workshops include:

  • Immersive Storytelling with Anna Rogers

  • Improvisation with Paul Birch

  • Script Detective with Frances Simon

FOR AGES 12-19

The Senior Festival will take place over a 12 hour period from 9am to 9pm, offering a big warm up, a choice of workshops, networking opportunities, a chance to bring your own work and see the work of other youth theatres and professional companies, plus a giant improv battle! This takes place over two sites in York; York Theatre Royal and Riding Lights, Friargate.

Workshops include:

  • Improvisation with Paul Birch

  • Senior Lighting with Simon Bedwell

  • Abstract Theatre and Harold Pinter Sketches with Anna Rogers

  • Monologue Surgery with Frances Simon

  • Directing with Erin Burbridge

  • Costumes Through Time with Pauline Rourke

The whole festival is programmed and run by a young people’s Festival Team from York Theatre Royal and Riding Lights.

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Miss Trout Presents ☆ A Midsummers Night Dream ☆
10:30 AM10:30

Miss Trout Presents ☆ A Midsummers Night Dream ☆

♡ A Midsummers Night Dream , as part of

The York International Shakespeare Festival 2019 ♡

⭐York theatre-maker Miss Trout brings her distinctive style and unusual props and invites you to immerse yourself in a visual storytelling spectacle of poetry, drama and sparkle.

🧚‍♀️Journey into a forest where mischief and enchantment are laced with spangles and magic!

The Dogrose is a new pop-up space for this year’s festival. Especially created to showcase emerging and alternative takes on Shakespeare from York and further afield.

Hidden in the rafters of Thomas Herbert House, the Dogrose will play host to alchemists, fairies and dying kings with events that mix music, comedy and performance that will surprise and entertain you.

☆ Suitable for years 2+ , Interactive storytelling magic!! Inspired by the one and only bard 🎭 ♥️

☆ Pay What You Feel - Tickets can be booked at

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Miss Trout Presents ☆ Georgina and the dragon ☆
11:00 AM11:00

Miss Trout Presents ☆ Georgina and the dragon ☆

Miss Trout's Pop Up Storytelling Emporium presents * ☆Georgina and the Dragon☆ .

An interactive and enchanting puppet show based upon an original tale written by Miss Trout.

♡ " A magical & wonderfully strange little tale about an unusual little girl and a rather odd Dragon " ♡

•11 am @ The Trafalgar Bay, York

•Suitable for ages 18 months - 6 yrs

•£3.50 per child / £1 extra per sibling

* Siblings tickets are £1 cash on the door - alongside a standard pre booked ticket*

(Adults free)

•Booking required•👇

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