We support and develop opportunities for young people to get involved in theatre across the borough. Our ambition is to support existing groups and develop new opportunities for young people across Surrey.

The Young Company
The Young Company is a youth theatre group at Farnham Maltings for young people  who want to make theatre.  The company provides an opportunity for talented young people to create high quality theatre and learn essential stagecraft skills, whilst working with professional theatre companies and artists. Members also have chance to take part in local and national theatre festivals. A fresh and fun challenge for any young person who wants to make theatre inspired by professional practices.

At the beginning of 2015/16 season, the group worked on a production of Gargantua, which they performed at Farnham Maltings in late March and then again at the start of May at the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith as part of the National Theatre’s Connections festival. The season closes with the summer being spent focusing on different stagecraft skills and attending workshops with a range of professional artists. The 2016/2017 season shall see the company take on a new production and further workshops.

Wednesday evenings 6.30 – 8.30pm for ages 14-25yrs (£65, 10 sessions per term).

Over the Top Youth Theatre
Over the Top Youth Theatre is for young people in Godalming, Farncombe and Binscombe who want to make theatre. Encompassing improvisation, drama games and workshops with professional artists, Over the Top is a weekly group that inspires young people to create, see and take part in peformances at a number of local drama festivals and theatre. A fun and creative environment open to all, the group meets weekly at Broadwater Park Community Centre. The sessions offer a lively mix of improvisation and performance.

Mondays 6pm – 7.30pm for 8-13yrs (£4 per session).

Junior Maltings Youth Theatre
Junior Maltings Youth Theatre is for young people in Farnham and the surrounding area who want to make theatre.

Led by a professional artist, weekly sessions will include fun drama games, improvisation, puppetry and devising, giving members chance to experience a wide range of theatre styles. Members of the youth theatre will also have the opportunity to see professional theatre and perform in local drama festivals.

Wednesdays 5pm – 6.15pm for 8-11yrs (£60, 10 sessions per term).

NEW: Acting Up Youth Theatre
Acting Up Youth Theatre is for young people aged 11-14yrs who enjoy drama.

Led by professional theatre practitioner, Rebecca Lewis, this group will work on devised and scripted pieces and explore new and exciting theatre styles. Each term students will be encouraged to see a range of theatre and have the opportunity to perform at local and regional drama festivals.

Thursdays 5pm – 6.30pm for 11-14yrs (£65, 10 sessions per term).

If you are interested in finding out more contact Emma Jones, Participation Coordinator on 01252 745447 or email emma.jones@farnhammaltings.com.