D/deaf-Friendly Youth Theatre being launched

Derby Theatre is launching a D/deaf-Friendly Youth Theatre group this autumn. 

The Youth Theatre will be suitable for young people aged 11-18 and the group will work towards creating their own accessible and innovative performance which will be shared as part of a Derby Theatre Family Open Day on Saturday, March 16, 2019.

It will be run and supported by professional practitioners where BSL communication and interpretation will be provided at each session.

The Theatre will initially be a two-term project with an ambition of continuing and developing further beyond this period. 

Nicola Bellenger, young artists and participation producer, said: “We’re so pleased to be able to launch the D/deaf-Friendly Youth Theatre this year, which will become an integral part of our offer for children and young people.

“As a learning theatre, we strive to make our programme and participation opportunities accessible to as many people as possible, and so this is a crucial step in widening access to our learning activities. There has already been an encouraging expression of interest, so we’re looking forward to seeing the group form, grow and flourish and become a brilliant addition to our programme”. 

For more information about the D/deaf-Friendly Youth Theatre, to express an interest in joining the group or to join a waiting list, please email learning@derbytheatre.co.uk. The cost to join the group is £35 per term. 

Go to http://www.derbytheatre.co.uk for more details.