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Arena Theatre Youth Board

Do you have a passion for theatre and the arts? Do you want to be involved in the decisions of your local, small-scale theatre?

Then the Arena Theatre Youth Board is for YOU!

How do I join? 

Applications are now OPEN to join our Youth Board for Autumn 2020 and Spring 2021.

Applying is easy: you must be aged between 9 and 18 years old and have an active interest in theatre and the arts.

You can fill in an application form here.

What is it?

The Arena Theatre Youth Board is a group of young people involved in the decision-making of the Arena Theatre. Our Youth Board gives you the opportunity to be involved in the wider decision-making of the organisation, and to get your ideas heard on how the Arena Theatre can better appeal to you, your friends and young people in general! 

This is YOUR opportunity to make sure young people are at the heart of what the Arena does.

What’s in it for me?

As a member of our youth board, you will get:

  • An opportunity to undertake Arts Award.
  • Insight into how the theatre works.
  • The chance to decide what shows we programme.
  • FREE tickets for yourselves and a friend to our performances and workshops!
  • The chance to meet professional actors, writers and directors from our Artist Development Programme.
  • A reference from our Education and Outreach Manager, plus advice on how to get into theatre careers.
  • CV amd employability support.

Your responsibilities

  • Attendance at the meetings once every half-term. Some of these meetings will be optional and others will be mandatory.
  • Contribution to planned Youth Board events and activities
  • Be committed and punctual when attending meetings.
  • Have awesome ideas on how the Arena Theatre can be better for young people.

For more information on the Arena Theatre Youth Board, please contact our Education and Outreach Manager - Sam Fleming - on Sam.Fleming@wlv.ac.uk or 01902 322 646.