The Jigsaw Youth Theatre Company (JYTC) is a natural extension of our weekend Performing Arts Schools’ programme. It is ideal for 16 to 20 year olds with a keen interest in the performing arts or those preparing for drama school. Students are given the chance to further develop their performance skills alongside like-minded individuals who have a strong passion for the performing arts as the company continues to go from strength to strength.
The Jigsaw Youth Theatre Company takes a mature approach to the performing arts and company members are able to take part in a variety of workshops leading to a performance in a London theatre. Our students can gain valuable experience of working with everything from text, script and improvisation to full-length showcases complete with lighting, sound, costume, props and scenery. In the past we have also had Casting Directors and Theatre Practitioners visit Jigsaw Youth Theatre in order to run workshops and classes, and pass on specialist knowledge.
Alongside self-produced Jigsaw Youth Theatre productions, we have been heavily involved in the National Theatre’s Connections scheme. In 2013, Jigsaw Youth Theatre students had the incredible opportunity to perform in the world-famous Olivier Theatre on the South Bank in Jim Cartwright’s ‘Mobile Phone Show’. This was a wonderful achievement and one which we are to this day extremely proud of. We closed the festival on the last night in what was a tremendous play and a fantastic production.
The company meets one evening a week to rehearse in Central London, with additional rehearsals scheduled in the run-up to productions in venues such as The Actors Centre on Shaftesbury Avenue.
“JYTC was a great way to meet other people who, like me, wanted to discover more about acting. I learnt about character building while working on many new plays, providing me with valuable stage experience and increasing my confidence with positive encouragement.”
Kim Kofou - JYTC
Jigsaw Youth Theatre Company relaunching in September 2019
Please call 020 8447 4530 to register your interest.