Youth Theatre and Saturday Morning Drama Groups

fun, exciting, creative


Our Youth Theatre and Saturday Morning Drama Groups offer fantastic opportunities for anyone aged 7-18 years to create dynamic ensemble performance.

They offer increased self-confidence, resilience, tolerance, fearlessness, curiosity, collective identity, celebrating individualism, tools for managing emotion, friendship, romance, empathy, liberation, collaboration and co-operation; With lots of laughing, acting, socialising, moving, inspiring, supporting, script reading, devising, daring, floor-sweeping, ball throwing, people throwing, mischief and mayhem.

Encouraging young people to stand tall in their own shoes or walk in somebody else’s is at the heart of what we do.

Our ethos is all about unlocking an individual’s creative potential through playful anarchic weekly sessions. As well as in-house shows at our theatre in Ringwood, there are opportunities throughout the year to perform street theatre and site-specific work.

Come for a free taster session


We know starting something new can be a daunting experience, so we invite you to come for a taster session with no obligation. We’re sure you will love it in which case you can enrol for a term at a time.

For more information please email education@forestforgetheatre.co.uk

Groups, timings and costs


Our Youth Theatre and Saturday Morning Drama Groups run in term time for 10 weeks at our space in Ringwood (note we do not meet during school holidays) and we welcome new members at any stage throughout the year.

Saturday Morning Drama Group 1= Ages 7-10 (Sch yr 3 – 5, RWS class 2-4)
Saturday
10.00am – 11.00am | £85 per term

Saturday Morning Drama Group 2 = Ages 10-12 (Sch yr 6 & 7, RWS class 5 & 6)
Saturday
11.30am – 1.00pm | £95 per term

Group 3 = Ages 12-14 (Sch yr 8 & 9, RWS class 7 & 8)
Thursdays
5.00pm – 6.30pm | £95 per term

Group 4 = Ages 14-16 (Sch yr 10 & 11, RWS class 9 & 10)
Thursdays
7.00pm – 8.30pm | £95 per term

Group 5 = Ages 16-18 (Sch yr 12-Sixth Form, RWS class 11+)
Wednesdays
5.00pm – 7.00pm | £105 per term

We also offer bursary places through a partnership with Olivia Inspires, for families in the New Forest experiencing financial hardship.

Please see the Olivia Inspires website or contact education@forestforgetheatre.co.uk for more details.