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Youth Theatre Academy (online)

Led by Karen Wallace-Jones

This term the Norden Farm Youth Theatre goes online. Our new Youth Theatre Director, Karen has devised a programme of exhilarating sessions for every group.

The end of term will conclude with an online sharing for each group, that parents and carers will be invited to.

Don’t Forget The Soap!

With the nation's hand washing on the up and soap opera filming at a standstill, this term will be about creating our very own Lockdown Soap Opera. We’ll practically explore the genre of continuous drama (TV soaps), focusing on learning screen acting and some writing techniques along the way. Furthering our understanding of how to bring engaging and believable characters to life, we will discover how to hook an audience through dramatic storylines but keep the truth of the characters we create on screen.


Wed 6 May - 15 Jul (exc 27 May)
7pm - 8pm
£67 per 10 week term
School Year 12
Booking cut off time: Wed 6 May 12pm

If Norden Farm is permitted to re-open during this term, the sessions will return to The Farm and be delivered live.


Click here to download more an introduction to our new Youth Theatre Director Karen.

Click here to find out more about how our online Youth Theatre classes work.

Click here to download the Registration Form and Code of Conduct.

The Online Code of Conduct and Registration From must be returned ahead of the first session of the term.


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Norden Farm Youth Theatre (Seniors 2)

Led Karen Wallace-Jones and Jane Hibbs

Building on our devising skills from last term we will begin to develop our understanding of ensemble in performance. Using extracts from published texts we will use these as a starting point to create our own original Youth Theatre ensemble performance in the Spring.

School Years 7 - 11
Wed 13 Jan - 31 Mar (exc 17 Feb and 3 Mar) | Wed 13 Jan online only
6pm - 7.30pm
£97 per 10 week term

Please note that the session on Wed 13 Jan will take place online. The Zoom link to access the session will be emailed to students on the day.

In the event of us remaining in Tier 4, the sessions will go ahead online via Zoom.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings, social distancing and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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The Gingerbread Man

Imagine being born in an oven and the first person you meet wants to dunk you in his tea!

Join the adventure of the deliciously smelling Gingerbread Man and meet the bravest biscuit of all times! A mix of puppetry, live action, music and stunning staging!

WHY? Run, run, as fast as you can, you need to get tickets to catch this Gingerbread Man!

Age guidance 3+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£11 (£9 under 16s), Family & Friends (4 people) £36

In line with current government guidelines, this event has a reduced capacity with socially distanced seating. This is subject to change as we monitor government advice. Seat numbers are also subject to change.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings, social distancing and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Norden Farm Youth Theatre (Seniors 1)

Led by Karen Wallace-Jones and Jane Hibbs

Building on our devising skills from last term we will begin to develop our understanding of ensemble in performance. Using extracts from published texts we will use these as a starting point to create our own original Youth Theatre ensemble performance in the Spring.

School Years 7 - 11
Wed 13 Jan - 31 Mar (exc 17 Feb and 3 Mar) | Wed 13 Jan online only
4.15pm - 5.45pm
£97 per 10 week term

Please note that the session on Wed 13 Jan will take place online. The Zoom link to access the session will be emailed to students on the day.

In the event of us remaining in Tier 4, the sessions will go ahead online via Zoom.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings, social distancing and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Kayleigh’s Crafts (online)

Led by Kayleigh Galvin

Join Kayleigh online for monthly creative crafts!

Your ticket includes your craft pack which features everything you need to take part online! Just join Kayleigh via zoom to get creative.

Sun 31 Jan: Tie-Dye Bags The packs (and accompanying live video) will show you how to design one tote bag. Kayleigh will show you 2 different styles that you can use to design your bag. Each pack comes with x4 assorted colours so everyone will have a unique bag to them. There are worksheets for learning and fun included as well as some gloves and apron to help with the mess!

Sun 28 Feb: Circus Fun
Sun 28 Mar: Go Bananas! - Fruity Slime
Sun 25 Apr: Minibeasts

Suitable for ages 4+ years.

This session will be fun for you and your little ones, please support where necessary and ensure that children are always supervised during the class.

Craft packs can be collected from Norden Farm during the following pick up slots before each session: Wednesdays (4pm – 5pm) or Fridays (3pm – 4pm) .

Sun 31 Jan, Sun 28 Feb, Sun 28 Mar, Sun 25 Apr
10.30am - 11.15am
£8 per session
Booking cut off time: 3pm on the Friday before each session

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The Little Prince

Brand new show from Luca Silvestrini's Protein.

The classic tale reimagined on stage for children and their grown-ups.

Welcome to the incredible story of The Little Prince, retold by a pilot stranded in the desert. Find out how the Little Prince leaves behind his own tiny asteroid and journeys through the universe, coming face to face with the baffling world of grown-ups!

Once on planet Earth, the Little Prince is welcomed by a mysterious snake and a wise fox before encountering the lone pilot. Together they discover the beauty of friendship and the complexity of love. Based on the world-famous story by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince brings Protein's award-winning mix of dance, humour and spoken word.

Suitable for everyone young and old.

WHY? 'Luca Silvestrini is the sharpest of comic choreographers' The Guardian

Courtyard Theatre
£12 | £10 under 16s
Family and Friends (4 people) £40

Run time 60 minutes.

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Big Dog, Little Dog: Parent & Child Yoga (online)

Led by Carly Brown

A class for parents/carers and their children. Connect and bond through movement and breath. Learn yoga postures, a gentle bedtime yoga sequence, meditations based on popular fairy tales and relaxation techniques. No previous yoga experience needed.

You will need one yoga mat (per pair) and one blanket each.

Suitable for ages 4 – 8 years, must be accompanied by an adult.

Sun 24 Jan, 21 Feb, 21 Mar
10.30am – 11.15am
£12 per pair (1 adult and 1 child)
Booking cut off time: 4pm on the Friday before each class

In the event of us remaining in Tier 4, this class will go ahead as planned online.

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