Who are we?
Young and Talented is a theatre school with a difference. While on the surface we appear like many other theatre schools, our sessions embrace a diverse group of young people from all socio-economic backgrounds, religions and ethnicities and provide them with high calibre coaching and opportunities that put us in another league.
Young and Talented has been nurturing and developing young people for stage and screen since 2004. In March 2012 our group The Real Deal won BBC TV’s Sport Relief Does Glee Club 2012. Showing that not only do our young people learn how to perform, they also learn how to succeed in life.
The New term begins on Saturday 10th September 2016
Term 1: September 9th – December 9th 2017
Term 2: January 6th – March 24th 2018
Term 3: April 14th – July 14th 2018
Our mission is to Engage, Enthuse, Educate, Enrich and Empower young people to pursue life with passion and purpose.
We adopt a holistic approach which seeks to simultaneously address the emotional, physical, spiritual, relational and intellectual needs in a young person’s life. We nurture and develop young people to become well-rounded individuals for Stage, Screen and Life.
We run two very full three term programmes from September to July that include:
*weekly acting, singing and dancing classes * group coaching sessions * creating dance routines * song writing * script writing and story development * rehearsals * live performance
Enhanced performance and life skills that also help young people to discover:-
- Their true potential.
- The importance of passion, perseverance and commitment.
- The confidence and courage to express themselves and their individuality.
Where are we?
Young and Talented takes place every Saturday during term time at
Oxford House Derbyshire Street, Bethnal Green E2 6HG a modern centre for the arts in the heart of East London
The Broadway Theatre, The Broadway, Barking IG11 7LS a performing arts venue and theatre presenting live music, dance, drama, comedy, variety, children’s shows and lots more.
Can you help my child’s self-esteem?
At Young and Talented we empower students to explore the possibilities and opportunities open to them in every aspect of their lives. Our sessions strengthen their imagination, focus and self-esteem. Valuable performance skills and invaluable skills for life.
Feedback from parents shows the outcomes from their child attending Young and Talented to be:-
• An increase in self-confidence, discipline and an understanding of the values of sustained effort to achieve excellence.
• Growth in their intellectual, personal, social and emotional development skills.
• Increased motivation to make new friends and share their talents in and out of school.
Are there any exams?
No. However students do have the opportunity to gain Arts Award accreditation; a national qualification, accredited by the Arts Council England to develop young people as artists and arts leaders. Qualifications are awarded at Bronze, Silver and Gold levels, which are equivalent to GCSE and A Level standard qualifications. The Gold Award is recognised on the UCAS (University and College Admission Service) points system.
What opportunities are there?
All students have the opportunity to take part in live performances and events throughout the school year.
Young & Talented are part of the Jack Petchey Achievement Award Scheme. It is an excellent way for us to acknowledge, reward and celebrate the work that the young people do and raise their aspirations. A winner is selected each term and they receive a framed certificate, badge, £250 development money to spend on their group, and a boxed Achievement Award Medallion which is presented to them at a public awards ceremony.
Do you have an agency?
Young & Talented work in conjunction with BAFTA winning acting agency Alphabet Kidz, one of the UK’s leading agency’s for young performers. Together we create opportunities for professional work on Stage and Screen. Young & Talented gives young people the platform to springboard into professional work. Current students work includes The Dumping Ground, Rockets Island, Casualty, The Royal, Gangsta Granny and Dr. Who.