Young people aged 8 to 26 will take over Perth Theatre as part of Perth’s Diverse CiTay Festival for the Year of Young People 2018.
The newly restored and redeveloped venue will be opening its doors for a day of free workshops and activities, organised by young people for young people on Saturday 23 June.
Noëlle Cobden, head of creative learning for Horsecross Arts, the creative organisation behind Perth Concert Hall and Perth Theatre, has been working with young creative assistants (aged 16-18) and two interns to plan the event.
Highlights include rap music, technical theatre and stage make up workshops, Let’s Dance sessions for young people with disabilities and a series of workshops and performances by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Local bands will perform on an acoustic stage, there will be chill out and gaming zones, craft tables and workshops and Sprog Rock interactive music shows. The day will culminate in an After-Party for under 18s in Perth Theatre’s Joan Knight Studio with a silent disco and music by local bands.
Horsecross Diverse CiTay Festival intern Ava Broughton-Stuart said:
“It’s an amazing opportunity. We get to create the event that we want and we know we’ll enjoy.”
Perth Theatre Youth Takeover Day forms part of the Diverse CiTay Festival, Perth's signature event for YOYP2018, an exciting mix of music, theatre, art, culture, sport, health and wellbeing, and a platform for young entrepreneurs. The Diverse CiTay Festival has been co-produced by local young people with support from local bodies and organisations.
Perth Concert Hall will be hosting Dance Move Groove, a high impact, energetic, must see dance show from the talented students from JGN Dance Attic.
For more information about the Perth Theatre Youth Takeover Day visit www.horsecross.co.uk or call Horsecross Arts Box Office on 01738 621031. For more information about the Diverse CiTay Festival, visit www.perthcity.co.uk.