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Prime Theatre is Swindon’s only professional theatre company.
Prime Theare Swindon make professional productions for children and young people that tour schools and venues across the UK.
The organisation runs Prime Youth Theatre for 150 young people aged 5-25 years, who enjoy weekly workshops learning acting techniques and other theatre skills.
Projects and workshops are also available for local schools and community groups, whether linked to the curriculum or for personal development.
Prime Theatre Swindon is based at the Wyvern Theatre but can also deliver projects in other venues. As a charity, it receives funding from both Arts Council England and Swindon Borough Council.
Prime Youth Theatre (5-25yrs)
The only youth theatre in Swindon linked to a professional theatre company that has ongoing support from Arts Council England. Prime Theatre train young actors, writers and technicians. Weekly workshops are led by professional tutors, directors, actors, writers and designers. It's based at the Wyvern Theatre where most of the workshops and rehearsals take place. They increase confidence, communication and creativity. Many ex members work professionally in film, theatre and TV while others use their drama and performance skills in everyday life.
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- £65 for 60 minute workshops (Juniors)
- £75 for 90 minute workshops (Seniors)
- 15% discount for a 3-term payment
- 10% discount off termly membership for siblings
For more payment details: firstname.lastname@example.org or 01793 614864.
In Prime Theatre's safe and supportive environment, young people develop theatre techniques, learn how to express themselves, grow social skills and empower their creative voices.
Prime Tutors are professional creatives who specialise in training young people. All staff have DBS checks and regular safeguarding training.
Mark Powell – Artistic Director: Trained at Rose Bruford College of Theatre & Performance & Birmingham University. Mark is a director & writer with credits including Salisbury Playhouse, National Theatre, the egg & Birmingham Rep.
Emma Barr – Associate Director: Trained at Royal Central School of Speech & Drama. Emma has extensive experience as a director & practitioner with companies such as Shakespeare’s Globe, Jackson’s Lane & Outbox.
Helen Morley – Young Director: Helen trained in English & Theatre at Warwick University. Her theatre company, Reactivist, presents work across the country including the Vaults Festival, Edinburgh Fringe & the MAC Birmingham.