@ The Loft
In 2022 The Loft Theatre Company will reach an impressive milestone; it will be celebrating its centenary. Established in Warwick in 1922 and despite two disastrous fires and a world war, other than during the pandemic, the theatre has never stopped performing.
We are thrilled to announce that Arts Insight will be joining this fantastic organisation from August 2021 leading the theatre’s youth programme, which will offer up to 360 children per week the chance to engage and learn from experts in the fields of theatre skills both on and backstage.
Arts Insight @ The Loft will offer weekly classes in performing arts and theatre skills for Juniors: 7-10 yrs, Inters: 11-13 yrs and Seniors: 14 yrs + on a Tuesday and Thursday evening and all day on a Saturday.
Arts Insight believes passionately in the role of performing arts in improving children's development in essential life skills such as confidence, communication, teamwork, discipline and self-esteem. Our work is proven to be completely inclusive for children of any age, culture, physical and mental ability. We will offer sessions teaching fundamental aspects of performance art and those with a passion to be back stage will learn stage management, set design, sound and lighting by working alongside the team of experts based at The Loft.
Multiple times throughout the year Arts Insight will employ local and national professional practitioners to offer workshops for the students in specific areas such as Stand-up Comedy, Circus Skills and Theatrical Stage Makeup to name a few.
Once a year, members of Arts Insight @ The Loft will be given the opportunity to audition and interview for the cast and crew of the Main House production that will run for a week in July/ August to paying audiences. During a 4 month rehearsal period, up to 30 young performers (7 years +) and 12 backstage crew (16 years +) will be working with and taught by experts in the field of performance and theatre skills in preparation for the run.
Main House Production
Throughout the year students will get to showcase their work in The Studio. This will enable a maximum number of students to gain live performance experience in front of an audience, whilst encouraging more of the local community into The Loft.
We will offer six students a year (aged 16 years +) the chance to take part in our Apprenticeship Scheme for Performance Arts (on stage) and Theatrical Skills (back stage). On successful completion of this 12 week programme each candidate will be given a reference and letter of support to use for their ongoing further educational journey and future career path. There will also be potential career opportunities within Arts Insight and The Loft’s technical team.