Stage2’s Autumn Term 2023
Sunday 17th September – Sunday 10th December
(with 29th October off for half term)
@ Queensbridge School, Queensbridge Road, Moseley, B13 8QB
Stage2 are proud to be coming back for another fabulous term, full of exciting options for our members. Whether you want to be on the stage in our Productions, or harness your skill in our Workshops, there is an option for you! We also have frequent social and performance events for our members, and pride ourselves on bursting with opportunity. Use the Toggle Bars below to discover the options available to you:
Production: “I AM…” Celebrating the ‘I’ in Diversity
At Stage2, we know all too well that there is so much pressure on young people today to fit in, stand out and know who they are. We know that it is so much more complicated than that: we know that young people are made up of lots of different things that make them who they are. We are therefore creating a devised piece called “I AM…”, designed to educate young people about intersectionality and help them celebrate both their uniqueness and what unites us, all whilst sharing their stories and raising their voices loud and proud. The Devising process began at our Summer Schools, but in the Autumn Term is where the rehearsals really get going.
Anyone in the show, whether in Cast or Chorus, will need to be available for the Production Week, 18th-23rd December 2023. Performances will be 20th-23rd December and we will update the website with a ticket link as soon as it becomes available.
This option is open to anyone aged 9-21! We are particularly interested in engaging young people from the LGBTQ+ community for this project, but everyone is welcome to contribute and every single person will be highly valuable in the creation of this piece – we want this to show the voices of a generation!
Cast & Crew: 9.30am-5pm
The cast are being auditioned for during the Summer Schools, but anyone can be in the Chorus for this exciting production without auditioning – even if it’s your very first term with us!
You can find out the details for auditioning for cast roles/interviewing for the Tech Team by reading the ‘contract’ here. Cast/Tech need to be in rehearsals all day from 9.30am-5pm every Sunday.
Chorus (no audition!!): 9.30am-1pm
Anyone can be in the Chorus for Lighting the Way without auditioning – even if it’s your first term! The Chorus is the ensemble of the show – Stage2 is famous for large ensemble scenes that have a huge impact and you can be a part of this legacy. Everyone has the opportunity to shine and showcase their talents by working as part of a team to create the atmospheres and contribute to large scenes. Think about it – what would Harry Potter be without all of the other Hogwarts students in the movie?
Chorus rehearsals are from 9.30am-1pm every Sunday. There is also the option to be in the ‘all-day’ Chorus, and be in extra scenes (staying until 5pm each week). Chorus should be there for the vast majority of weeks in the term so that we can maximise rehearsals!
To find out about the commitment of being in the Chorus, please read this document.
Stage1 is our group for 7-10 year olds and runs on Sunday mornings, 9.30am-1pm. We are very exciting to be relaunching this group, which is all about fun and friends! If you want your child to gain confidence, make new friends, learn a new skill and have buckets of fun, then this is definitely the option for them.
General Drama: 1.30-5pm
General Drama is our termly workshop option, open to everyone in the company, and runs on Sunday afternoons 1.30-5pm. This option is open to all members and is a great chance to learn or further develop the core drama skills. Each week, you have a different focus that is woven into a termly theme, and you will explore the key drama skills through games and exercises: making this a fun, friendly and more ‘informal’ option for members to take.
Are you new to Stage2 and want a trial before committing?
Why not do a ‘Taster for a Tenner’? All you do is pay £10 and then if you decide to commit to us, you just pay the remainder of the fees the following week. To book your Taster, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The fees to become a member of Stage2 are £175 per term (£135 per additional sibling booked at the same time). This covers you to do as many options as you want: you can do just one session or the whole day – the choice Is entirely yours and the price does not change. If you do all day and are in the Production… Stage2 works out at just £1.50 per hour – a real bargain!
We do also offer a Taster for a Tenner, whereby you pay just £10 for your very first session, and then pay the remaining balance the following week if you decide to commit to the rest of the sessions. This can be done using the PayPal button on this page.
Additionally, we are the only Youth Theatre in the Midlands to have a fully operational Subsidy Fund that is inclusive for anyone who requires it. It is so important to us that finances aren’t a barrier to young people getting involved in the Arts, so please visit our Subsidy Fund page to find out more information and download an application form. We encourage you to contribute what you can, but both part and full subsidies are available. Please also feel free to contact Rosie at email@example.com / 07951122932 to discuss this.
Please also note we do charge a £5 booking fee for online bookings, included in the price on the PayPal button.
How to Book
New members – make sure you fill in an enquiry form to register your interest and ask any questions to Rosie before booking. Once you have paid, you will be sent a Registration Form to fill out.
Payment can be made via PayPal (using the button on this page) or by dropping off cash/a cheque (in a clearly labelled envelope stating your child’s name and a contact number/email) through the Stage2 Office – 12 Valentine Road, Kings Heath, B14 7AN.
At the time of booking, please state which option(s) you would like to do. If you are unsure, we would suggest trying all the ones you might want to do on the first week, then you can change your mind after that if you want to. Some of our options have a limited capacity, so you must do this to guarantee a place in your first choice(s)!
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