Open Stages Open Stages is a weekly drama session for ages 5-7, 8-11 and 12-15. This is a relaxed, no-pressure environment where children and young people can get to know each other and make theatre together. Over the course of eight Saturday afternoon sessions, participants play drama games and work with a professional director to create an original piece of theatre based on their ideas. At the end of the season, there is a final performance where the groups join together so that you can see the results of their hard work and creative ideas. 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. Sessions run every Saturday from 20 January. 5-7 year olds, 10am-11.30am 8-11 year olds, 12pm-1.30pm - SOLD OUT, Waiting list available 12-15 year olds, 2pm-3.30pm - SOLD OUT, Waiting list available The next season of Open Stages will begin on Saturday 20 January 2018 and end with a performance on Saturday 17 March. Places cost £55, concessions available. To book a place please contact the Box Office on 0191 230 5151.