WELCOME TO PAGE2STAGE
Page2stage is a creative youth theatre who create, produce and perform. Our group is about raising students confidence and self-belief through the arts.
Page2Stage is a busy performing arts school, taking students in two age groups, Our 'little stars' aged 4-9yrs and our 'Youth Theatre' aged 9-18yrs. Although our emphasis is always on learning a wide range of performance skills through the creation of live theatre, we also encourage the group to learn skills in production including devising, writing and directing.
A focus of our work here at Page2stage is also on raising students confidence and self-belief, we believe the environment we have worked so hard to create allows even the quietest of young people to find their voice with us.
Each year we pride ourselves on working on a wide range of projects that will challenge and encourage our members, we tackle a wide range of different genres and previous projects have incorporated filmmaking, musical theatre, street theatre and promenade performances, physical theatre and improvisation.. The primary aim of the group is to provide a safe environment which allows the students to grow as individuals and gain confidence in themselves through the arts.
We also provide career guidance and advice along with under taking LAMDA examinations for those who are keen to pursue Performing Arts as more than just a hobby.
Page2Stage Youth Theatre (9-16 Years) based @ Preston hall in Stockton On Tees
Little Stars (4-9 Years) Wednesdays @ Ingleby Barwick Community Centre
Little Stars (4-9 Years) Saturdays @ Eaglescliffe Village Hall.
In all of our classes we focus first and foremost on building confidence and developing skills and our methods are generally based around creating a theatrical production, taking the members on a journey from the Page to the stage (see what we did there?). We perform at least 4 times a year (generally termly) and base each piece around a building a new set of skills and technique.
Our senior members of our Youth Theatre (12+) take part in the National Theatre connections project every year, which sees the cast work on a contemporary piece that is performed for a range of National Theatre directors and sees the final piece taken on a 'tour'. We are very proud of our work on these productions every year.
Our little stars take part in our Youth Theatre productions as well as working on their own projects.
The policy of Page2Stage is that nobody is pushed into anything that they are not ready for and to allow their confidence to grow at a speed that is right for themselves. There are opportunities for people to also work back stage and learn from the production side of the process as well. Page2Stage is often described by our members as a 'family' a label we are very proud of.
We are a community group therefore we will not charge unrealistic fees, but this by no means reflects on our quality - we are just keen to be able to provide a service to all young people in our community and we build fundraising into the work that we do to help us to produce our shows, we are resourceful and creative, another great set of skills we pass onto our members, you can often find us painting set and building props together!
In the past we have visited London's West End and Disneyland Paris and took part in a range of performance workshops.
We have performed at many theatres as part of the National Theatre Connections project including Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough, Northern Stage in Newcastle and York Theatre Royal in York.
We also aim to organise visits and trips that tie into the scripts we are studying and that allows the members to put the performances into a visual context, create deeper characters and environments.
Previous trips have been to Whitby to do some filming and investigation for our Dracula performance where we were taken on a Dracula walk by a Bram Stoker expert, we visited the HMS Endeavour to find out more about life on board a ship for our performance of Treasure Island among many other places.