Currently we have one Community Theatre Programme with two distinct strands:
Bright Soul that caters for adults 18+ years and Sparkle that caters for Youth 13 – 17 years who are curious about performance. Both strands offer the opportunity to participate in fun, skills developing theatre workshops that run for 20 weeks in the year with spring and autumn terms. Sparkle and Bright Soul can be a pathway into the more formal training environment of the Performing Arts School.
Sparkle is one arm of Blue Teapot’s Community Theatre Programme and is for teenagers aged 12 – 17 years. Sparkle is the first point of contact a young person aspiring to perform can make with Blue Teapot. It is specifically designed for this age group to encourage them in developing their creativity and social skills. Facilitators focus on the basics of theatre techniques such as group work, concentration and exploring imagination through playful improvisation.
Sparkle can be a pathway for those who want to progress in to either our 3 year QQI accredited Performing Arts School Programme or Bright Soul, the other arm of our Community Theatre Programme for adults.
Bright Soul is one arm of Blue Teapot’s Community Theatre Programme, a longstanding arts participation project which began as a creative outlet for adults with mild to moderate intellectual disabilities in 1996. Today, it maintains that original ethos placing an emphasis on fun in practising theatre skills and the sheer joy of performing.
Bright Soul runs for twenty weeks throughout the year and caters to a variety of ages. Some of the original members still attend while some of the newer participants have used this experience as a stepping stone in to Blue Teapot’s three year QQI accredited Performing Arts School Programme.