Summer Youth Project
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Summer Youth Project is not taking place in 2021
But we'll be back in 2022
Check back in spring 2022 for details.
Previous Summer Youth Project Productions (click images to expand)
Summer Youth Project provides 250 young people aged 9 – 21 the opportunity to work together in a professional theatre. The two week project culminates in four performances of a full-scale musical on our main stage under the supervision of a highly skilled creative team including a professional Director, Choreographer, Musical Director, Musicians and Technical team all in less than two weeks! The Project provides a good foundation for those wishing to further their careers in this field. Several previous Project members have gone on to study at theatre and dance schools and have successful careers both on stage and backstage
Our performers have the opportunity to work with a highly experienced creative team including a professional Director, Choreographer, Musical Director, and full band, to create a major musical on our main stage. Summer Youth Project is an inclusive and collaborative company. We respect everyone, learn from each other and work together to create something special.
Our auditions involve acting, singing and movement and are led by our wonderful, welcoming creative team, who produce our show. You do not need to prepare anything as all songs and choreography are taught on the day. Performers wishing to audition for Summer Youth Project must be aged between 9 and 21, from Thurs 6 to Sat 8 August 2020.
Our Backstage and Technical opportunities offer an exciting experience to work as a production team on a major musical.
You’ll take part in a group interview with the production’s Technical team. During this meeting, we’ll tell you all about our aims for the show, as well as giving you more info on all the opportunities available. You don’t need to bring anything with you. We’re just keen to meet you and hear about your thoughts and ambitions.
Technical Applicants must be aged between 14 and 21, from Sun 26 July to Sat 8 August 2020. For safety reasons, spaces are limited.
Participation fees for Summer Youth Project are £180.00 per participant. We endeavour to keep fees as low as possible, however, we do have to cover increasing costs of venue hire, pastoral care and technical elements during our rehearsal and performance periods.
Please note: once payment (or part-payment) has been made there are no refunds – you have committed to the Project and taken a place from another auditionee.
The fee does not include meals or transportation which remains your responsibility. All fees for Summer Project 2020 must be paid by: Fri 24 July 2020. Failure to pay will result in the exclusion of the participant from the show.
About Summer Youth Project
Summer Youth Project continues to evolve; every year we tackle the impossible and revel in the journey. It provides local young people with a unique opportunity to take an active interest in the performing arts and is a superb foundation for those wishing to further their careers in this field.
Numerous participants have gone on to have successful careers both on and off stage. As well as being actively producing a show it helps our young company build confidence, develop skills, have fun in a creative environment, and make long-lasting friendships.
Over the two week project, Wycombe Swan Theatre comes alive to the sights and sounds of 200 young people doing everything they can to put on a full scale musical in time for curtain up!
Year-on-year we receive praise for the high standards that the show produces with a young cast in such a short space of time.
Performers wishing to audition for Summer Youth Project must be aged between 9 and 21, from Thurs 6 to Sat 8 August 2020.
Auditions and Technical Interviews for Summer Youth Project will be on Sun 3 May 2020.
Due to the nature of a process such as this, initially you will be seen in groups. Everyone will be given a chance to sing, dance and perform to us by 2pm.
Participants interested in working backstage on Summer Youth Project will need to arrive at 10am at the main Ticket Office doors on Sun 3 May 2020. The Technical Team will take all participants interested in backstage work and speak to each everyone about the areas that they could be involved in.
Although we do everything possible to make the auditions and interviews fair, for safety reasons we do need to limit the amount of spaces to ensure that all participants are well supervised and get the best out of their experience, therefore we may not be able to take on everyone that applies.
The decision of the Production Team on the day is final.
YOU MUST BE AVAILABLE FOR ALL OF THE REHEARSAL AND PERFORMANCE DATES
These usually start at 10am and continue all day with a break for lunch, and a dinner break when evening rehearsals are required. Towards the end of the rehearsal process the days will be longer and a finishing time of 10pm can be expected. Rehearsal schedules for the first week will be posted to the company in the weeks leading up to the Project.
Participation fees for Summer Youth Project are £180.00 per participant. Bursaries are available – see below.
It is our wish that no young person misses out due to financial constraints. For this reason we offer bursaries of up to 100% so that anybody is able to take part. We are happy to be paid in instalments and can discuss details and payment dates with you individually.
The Summer Youth Project is managed by Wycombe Swan Theatre on behalf of the HQ Theatres Trust. Charity No. 1145989