Young People’s Theatre Newcastle

Senior Classes

YPT Courses for Senior Students (Yrs 11-13)

Our Senior program has been revamped for 2021!  YPT aims to offer our senior students challenging and engaging content across all theatre types. With many of our alumni continuing into professional careers as performers, theatre makers and teachers, Think Beyond 2.0 provides both a high standard of drama literacy and the flexibility to enable students to continue attending weekly classes in a way they enjoy.

Students may choose one or more of these courses as their main YPT class.  There is no audition process. Senior students (years 11-13) receive a 25 % discount for each additional YPT class they enrol in during a semester beyond their first Think Beyond class (NB: this discount does not apply to Private Singing).

Course 1: Think Beyond Drama: weds, 5pm  (Yrs 11-13)

Specifically designed to develop students’ personal performance style. A dynamic class with a flexible curriculum, designed to challenge our senior students while providing a collaborative and engaging classroom environment. The focus of this class is engagement with theatre styles, forms and practitioners in a practical way, allowing our students to develop their personal performance style and theatre literacy.

Course 2: Think Beyond Drama – Performance Ensemble: Mondays, 4pm (Yrs 11-13)

Develop a performance in class time which will be staged at the end of the year for a one weekend season.  Audition preparation, auditions and rehearsals will all take place during class time with only minimal commitment outside of class, closer to their performance date.  Over the course of the year, the Performance Ensemble will develop the skills and understanding required to create a high-quality production.

Course 3: Think Beyond Musical Theatre – Industry pathways: Tuesdays, 4pm (Yrs 11-13)

Recommended for students interested in pursuing a career in the arts, teaching, tutoring +/or support for HSC performance skills. Immersion in audition preparation; how to behave in a professional rehearsal space; awareness of industry standards; plus, methods + techniques developed by international practitioners with the intention of developing the student’s personal performance style.

COURSE 4: drama years 10-13: Saturdays, 10.30am

An opportunity to be involved in a drama fundamentals class without the added features of our Think Beyond program. Develop valuable performance + life skills in an engaging environment. Students think creatively + build confidence through a variety of inclusive, energetic + thoughtful activities.

Additional Opportunities for Senior Students

Senior Students also have access to a selection of other extension classes. These include: Behind the Scenes, Musical Theatre for Fun, Jazz, tap and Private Singing Lessons.  View the Theatre School Timetable on the Theatre School Page of our website for times and class descriptions.

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CURRENT YPT STUDENTS – Register using the private link that can be found in the email sent on 16 November, 2020

FUTURE YPT STUDENTS – Go to the Theatre School Page of our website HERE to Waitlist for your preferred class.