The Young Rep

Join our Young Rep Company!

Are you aged 16-24?

The Young Rep is about more than just about performance. As a member of the Young Rep, you are taking steps forward in your professional development, you’ll be an important part of the Worcester REP, and part of a team striving towards excellence not only on the stage; but also for the surrounding community.  

Each year the young company work alongside Worcester Theatres professional staff on both studio and main-stage productions. This gives members the opportunity to experience a professional performance environment whilst making contacts in the industry for the next stage of their careers. Members also receive exclusive early access to workshops and events being held at Worcester Theatres.  

Since the Swan Theatre, Worcester opened in 1965 there has been a youth theatre in operation. For over 50 years thousands of young people have trod the boards at the Swan and many member of the Young Rep have gone on to study at some of the UK’s most prestigious Drama schools, going on to be professional actors and have had incredible careers in performing arts, theatre, radio, TV, and film.  

The Young Rep has a reputation for producing high quality at a professional standard. In 2022 we will have the opportunity to showcase their commitment, hard work, and skill on a national level after being selected for National Theatre (NT) Connections 22. Every year NT Connections works with 300 youth theatre companies from every corner of the UK to produce a National Theatre commissioned Connections play. 


Becoming a Member:

You must be between the ages of 16 and 24 to join the Young Rep as either an actor or a member of the production team.  

Auditions and interviews are held once a year in September, and as a member you will be expected to commit to the rehearsal schedules, production week and performance week.  


Fees:

Worcester Young Rep aim to keep the fees as low and as all-inclusive as possible. The fees you see quoted here are all inclusive of costumes, tech rehearsals, dress rehearsals and the production as a whole.  

Cost: £120 Annually  


Bursaries:

We believe passionately that the unique experience of the Young Rep should be open to anyone with the talent and desire to take part. 

We are able to offer a number of bursaries and part bursaries to young people whose families are experiencing financial difficulties or are on a low income. If you are interested in the Young Rep but are concerned or unsure about the cost of belonging to the company then please get in touch with us. All information will be treated confidentially. 

To enquire about the Young Rep please email – [email protected]

Venue: Swan Theatre

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What our Members Say...

The Young REP Experience is an exhilarating step towards professional drama; this was my first time working with a director and performing in a production open to the public. The environment is a place of mutual respect where everyone’s ideas and opinions are valued; I was always listened to and supported until I understood. I enjoyed becoming a member of the cast and learning the different motions of our ensemble; it is also incredibly exciting when someone spontaneously acts, allowing you to follow the improvisation. Therefore, you are constantly learning and adapting throughout rehearsals. I have gained so much through this experience, such as close friends and an enormous growth in confidence and character. 

Testimonial – Ruby 2021

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