5-8s Mercury Young Company
Join the Mercury Young Company!
The Mercury’s main drama company you know and love has expanded to offer more opportunities to the amazing young people we welcome through our doors each week.
MYC Performers will receive weekly training from our Mercury teaching artists, which will develop:
• Text analysis
• Creating a character
• Scene work
• Improvisation skills
• Acting techniques
Mercury Young Company Performers will also have access to:
• The Mercury’s dedicated learning space
• Regular performance opportunities including an end of year performance
• Open rehearsals for Mercury Productions
• Free tickets for open dress rehearsals or preview performances for Mercury Productions
• Mercury Connects – the theatre’s social network, which provides opportunities in the arts, information about events, tickets and work in the East of England.
• Mentoring from theatre staff and exclusive backstage access
Weekly from Tue 11 Jan, sessions 4pm – 5pm
Term 1: Tue 11 Jan – Tue 29 Mar (Tue 15 Feb no session) 11 weeks
Term 2: Tue 19 Apr – Tue 19 Jul (Tue 31 May no session) 13 weeks
Term 3: Tue 6 Sep – Tue 13 Dec (Tue 25 Oct no session) 14 weeks
Bursary Places – a limited number of bursary places are available. For more information see here.
Reserve a place for the year – You can now reserve a place on MYC for the whole year. To reserve a place for the whole year contact our box office team at firstname.lastname@example.org. Payment is due 2 weeks before the start of each term in April and September.
MYC T-shirts can be ordered here for £10
If your T-shirt gets lost or damaged, you will need to order a new one from our box office or online.
Young People are expected to wear their T-shirt at all sessions.
All of our activities are accessible and inclusive and you are able to inform us of any additional requirements you have when booking or by becoming a member of our Access for All scheme here. Through funding from Essex Short Breaks, we will also have youth assistants on hand to support our MYC groups up to 18 years, plus additional SEND-specific activities such as Move and Groove and Party Nights.
We are following the current Government roadmap for a safe re-opening and we will continue to take all measures to keep audiences and participants safe, in accordance with up-to-date Government guidelines. All Creative Engagement activity will maintain social distancing and provide sanitation stations if required. For more information on how we are keeping everyone safe please click here.
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