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Please help fund our Youth Theatre Festival!
£20 raised
4% of £500 goal
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4 Years running
We are a community organisation delivering youth arts projects in Northamptonshire. The WhatAbout: Festival is a three-day event that celebrates youth theatre with exciting workshops and performance opportunities!

We are a community organisation delivering youth arts projects in Northamptonshire. The WhatAbout: Festival is a three-day event that celebrates youth theatre, with opportunities to participate in a high quality workshop programme and showcase performance work. It is an outdoor event where young people will camp and self-cater and consequently develop social skills alongside creative ones.

The festival brings young people together from across the UK and encourages young people to have a voice, develop confidence, continue to share ideas and make events happen that brings them together in safe and creative spaces.

Youth theatre is a fantastic way to bring young people together; to develop their confidence and leadership skills and explore lots of different ideas and issues through theatre. The festival will be led by a team of young people from Northants, they will operate as festival hosts, workshop assistants, technicians and front of house teams. They will be known as the Buddies!


Aims of the festival:

  • To enable young people to develop their social skills and broaden their horizons by participating in a range of activities.
  • To enable young people from a range of youth theatres to take part in high quality workshops to develop their theatre skills.
  • To develop young people as leaders in hosting the event and supporting visiting groups.
  • To provide a public performance platform for youth theatres to share work and ideas.
  • To provide access to inspiring role models for young people engaged in youth theatre and highlighting realistic options for developing a career within theatre.


Proposed outcomes:

  • All participants to increase their knowledge of their art form.
  • Participants to develop confidence and leadership skills.
  • Participants to have a fun, inspirational and transformative weekend.

 Why we need funds ...

We need funding to contribute towards the cost of high quality theatre practitioners and the hiring of marquees and technical equipment. This will enable us deliver a range of exciting workshops for the participants of the festival in inspiring and technically equipped spaces. This will enable the young people attending the event to access professional workshops over the weekend. Youth theatre promotes self-awareness and confidence and develops language and interaction skills through the interactive nature of drama. The funding will enable us to engage professional artists that will inspire, empower and unlock the imaginations of young people who in turn will inspire others.

We hope you can support our venture!

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