WEEKLY THEATRE CLASSES FOR STUDENTS AGED 6 TO 18
What is youth theatre?
A youth theatre is a club for young people aged 6 to 18 who come together for a theatre and performing arts activity. Through fun and games, we help our students improve their performing skills and teach them to explore and interpret theatre texts, and every year, we produce a play with each group.
Everyone is welcome to join, regardless of experience or ability. Youth theatre is about providing all young people with the gift of enjoying the arts for life.
During their Production term, the groups focus their energy on creating a play, which is staged at the end of the term. Juniors perform in a small theatre, in front of their parents and families, while Inters and Seniors perform in a big theatre to a large audience.
Productions allow our students to get to know each other and bond as a group early on. It also gives them a priceless experience of performing together on stage.
During the Team Performance term, we work on a group performance in one of many possible disciplines, including group devising, miming, music-based, text-based and more.
This term is about teaching the students how to create theatre using only their minds and bodies, using minimal set, costumes and props. It culminates in a group performance at the end of the term.
Skill building and fun
During the Skill Building term, the groups take part in fun and games activities as well as masterclasses on specific skills (such as improv, auditioning, devising, and much more!)
During this period, we provide a fun and valuable activity where they can develop their skills and enjoy themselves in a stress-free way.
We believe in using theatre to help children build their confidence, learn valuable life skills and find themselves through the arts. Theatre is a collective art, built on teamwork, trust and expression. At our classes, students get the chance to express themselves in a safe and welcoming environment, make wonderful friendships that last for years, and leave us with a lifelong love of the arts.
There are three core tenets to our teaching method.
Everyone is welcome in our group, and there are no exams to pass in order to gain access. We take pride in our group's ability to make new students feel at home very quickly, and we use drama games and exercises to break down the barriers early on, allowing the students to bond and grow together.
We believe in challenging our pupils, and taking them out of their comfort zone. For a young child, that might be as simple as going on stage in front of their parents and friends. For a teenager, that might be tackling difficult issues and themes in a play. It is important to be challenged, to succeed, and sometimes to fail in order to grow.
We always support and encourage the student through their challenges. We provide our students with a safe environment where they can explore, converse, and build their confidence.
Annual Fees (2022/23)
Juniors and Intermediates (Ages 6-13)
Seniors (Ages 14-18)
This pays for year-round weekly teaching. Classes are 60 minutes long. Paid in two instalments.
This pays for the hire of a professional-grade theatre, costume and props. It also covers free tickets to the show!
This pays for year-round weekly teaching. Classes are 90 minutes long. Paid in two instalments.
*Scholarships and discounts
We offer discounted places and a limited number of scholarships to students from families who otherwise could not afford our fees.
No fee (limited number)
If the parent(s) of the student receives a revenu d'intégration sociale / leefloon from the CPAS / OCMW.
If both parent(s) (or a single parent) benefit from the BIM / Verhoogde tegemoetkoming status.
75% fees (extra child)
If you have more than one child enrolled, your second (and any subsequent) child receives a 25% reduction in fees.
If you think you qualify for one of these scholarships or discounts, you can tick the box in our enquiry form. You will be asked to prove your status each year: this is to ensure that these places go to those who need them.
Class Times and Locations
We have locations in Brussels, Antwerp and Waterloo:
ANTWERP OUD-BERCHEM (Saturday mornings and afternoons)
Juniors - 10am to 11am
Intermediates - 11:15am to 12:15pm
Seniors - 12:30pm to 2pm
BRUSSELS BASCULE (Wednesday evenings)
Juniors - 5pm to 6pm
Intermediates - 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Seniors - 7:30pm to 9pm
BRUSSELS FLAGEY (Saturday mornings and afternoons)
Juniors - 9:30am to 10:30am
Intermediates 1 - 10:45am to 11:45am
Intermediates 2 - 12pm to 1pm
Seniors 1 - 1:15pm to 2:45pm
Seniors 2 - 3pm to 4:30pm
BRUSSELS WOLUWE (Friday evenings)
Juniors 1 - 5pm to 6pm
Juniors 2 - 5pm to 6pm
Intermediates 1 - 6pm to 7pm
Intermediates 2 - 6pm to 7pm
Intermediates 3 - 7pm to 8pm
Seniors 1 - 7pm to 8:30pm
Seniors 2 - 8pm to 9:30pm
WATERLOO MONT-SAINT-JEAN (Thursday evenings)
Juniors - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Intermediates - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Seniors - 7:30pm to 9pm
For more details on our class locations, including addresses and public transport tips, check out our Class Locations page. For more information on which age group (Junior, Intermediate or Senior) your child is in, you can check out our Age Groups page.