Mark- Canley Youth Theatre

Mark- Canley Youth Theatre

The Belgrade Theatre has a strong history of Youth Theatre, with the first groups being set up by the Theatre in Education Company as part of their service for young people in the 1960s. Currently, the Belgrade offers an assortment of in house and outreach Youth Theatre groups that are free of charge and cater to individual and communal needs.

Groups regularly work towards productions and have the opportunity to develop their skills in theatre techniques, including acting, singing, dancing, writing and directing. The Community & Education programme aims to deliver original and quality productions that give a voice to the experiences of the range of individuals and communities that make up Coventry.

Mark was inspired to join Canley Youth Theatre after working with them as an assistant lighting and sound operator on their National Theatre Connections piece What are they like?

Here is what Mark has to say about his experience:

“For me, the Belgrade has allowed me to regularly engage in youth theatre performances of various scales, both on and off the stage. It helped improve my social skills and now my regular session is always what I look forward to during the week”

Whilst liking drama, Mark also has a big passion for STEM fields and is often voicing his opinion that the two fields are too often secluded from each other. His first production in 2016, Museum of Living Stories in collaboration with Warwick University, inspired him to continue acting.

To support the Canley Youth Theatre, and help develop the talents of creatives like Mark, click here to donate.

The Belgrade Theatre Trust (Coventry) Ltd is a registered charity (No 219163). All the money given, raised or earned is not distributed as profit, but kept and reinvested back in to our work.