Open Stages is a great way for young people aged between 5 and 15 who enjoy being creative to meet new friends, share ideas, learn new skills and have lots of fun making a performance. Open Stages runs on Saturdays for 10 weeks in the autumn and spring terms, culminating in a performance in Spring 2019. 


Age 5-7        10am - 11.30am
Age 8-11      12pm - 1.30pm
Age 12-15    2pm - 3.30pm

Autumn Term: Saturday 15th September - Saturday 1st December 2018
(Half-term break Sat Oct 20th and Sat Oct 27th) 

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Spring Term: Saturday 12th January - Saturday 23rd March 2019
(Half-term break Sat 16th Feb)

Performance date:
Saturday 23rd March 2019




At Northern Stage we want young performers to have exactly the same opportunities to develop their talent as older artists. This is a perfect opportunity for youngsters to get acquainted with a variety of theatrical approaches, apply what they learn to their school studies and encourages creativity, discipline, teamwork, sharing, confidence and play. 


Cost: £60 per term.

Concessionary places are available. If you would like more information please contact Ali Ward-Timms at [email protected].



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"I just want to say that the 12-15 year olds open stage performance was utterly entertaining and thought provoking. All of the young people were fantastic and it’s incredible that Danielle was able to create such a marvellous piece of theatre in such a short space of time. I feel so fortunate that you have given my daughters the opportunity to have fun, and make new friends while developing their confidence, creativity and learning new skills in such a magical and inclusive environment." 


Open Stages 2018 Spring Performance Gallery 

Open Stages Spring 18