Arjun- Asian Youth Theatre

Arjun- Asian Youth Theatre

The Belgrade Theatre has a strong history of Youth Theatre, with the first groups being set up by the Theatre in Education Company as part of their service for young people in the 1960s. The Belgrade currently runs five ‘in-house’ youth theatres which offer places for free, one of these is our Asian Youth Theatre. Through participation in arts activity, young people develop skills that are useful for a career in theatre, but also skills that are transferable to real-life contexts, building confident, articulate young citizens with an active interest in the world around them.

Our Asian Youth Theatre provides a platform for young Asian populations in Coventry and Warwickshire to develop their theatre techniques both on stage and behind the scenes. Participants have the opportunity to improve their acting, singing, dancing writing and directing. Also, members regularly work towards productions with the support of a professional creative team. By having separate theatre groups, the young people are never a minority within their group and can explore specific challenges together, giving them a voice that would otherwise not be heard.

Meet Arjun, a recent member of our Asian Youth Theatre:

“I am 13 years old and I joined the Belgrade AYT in March because I was interested in acting. Although I was anxious at first and didn’t know what to expect, everyone was so welcoming that it was easy to fit in. We have a lot of fun, I like seeing what others are capable of and I learn from that. I am happy that my first show was with these guys. Also, I have become more confident performing in public and I really enjoy being part of the team.”

To support our Asian Youth Theatre, and help young people like Arjun have a voice, click here to donate.

The Belgrade Theatre Trust (Coventry) Ltd is a registered charity (No 219163). All the money given, raised or earned is not distributed as profit, but kept and reinvested back in to our work.