Want to join one of our groups, but don’t know where to start? Have a read of our FAQ below.

What classes do you offer?

  • Visit our main Youth Theatre page (or Young Company if you’re aged between 18-25) to find out about all our different classes.
  • We run Youth Theatre classes every day of the week (Monday – Friday), catering for ages 5 – 18.

How do I know if you’re accepting new members?

  • Click an individual class to see if there is currently space available or not.
  • We try to keep this as up-to-date as possible, but if you’re unsure, it’s best email our Youth Theatre Manager, James at james@strangetown.org.uk to confirm.

The class I’m interested in currently has space. How do I join?

  • Great! Contact our Youth Theatre Manager at james@strangetown.org.uk to be sent a sign-up link. It’s as simple as that.

The class/classes I’m interested in don’t currently have space. What’s the best way to get a place in future?

  • Not a problem! Fill out the following form to join our Waiting List
  • The Waiting List is our first port of call when inviting new members to join us.
  • We usually send out invites between terms during holidays but sometimes spaces can be become available midway through a term.
  • When filling out the form, please indicate all the possible groups you would like to be contacted about in the event a space becomes available during this academic year.
  • We recommend selecting as many groups as possible to maximise your chance of being offered a place.

I really want to join X class on a specific day of the week, even though I can attend other dates. What should I do?

  • We highly recommend joining the first group that you are offered even if it isn’t your first choice of group.
  • This is because we offer priority to current members who wish to switch between groups during the holidays before offering places to new members.
  • For example, if you wish to join the Friday 8-10s performance group but find that it is full for this term, you have a better chance of being offered a place there for next term by joining the 8-12s Skills group in the meantime to become a current member of Strange Town, rather than applying again as a non-member.

I really can’t do any time/date than X classWhat should I do?

  • If you are truly unable to make any other time/date than a specific class, you can indicate so on your Waiting List form.
  • Please bear in mind that historically some of our groups have proven to be very popular and often have long waiting lists to join. These include the Friday 11-14s and Tuesday 14-18s, which are often chosen by members moving up from a younger group.
  • We do not recommend indicating that you can only join either the Friday 11-14s or Tuesday 14-18s unless it is the only option available to you as you may be waiting for a long time. We offer other options for both those age groups (Wednesday 11-14s and Thursday 14-18s) so we recommend applying for both to maximise your chances of an offer.

I’m not sure if my child is interested in drama but they would like to try. What should I do?

  • We do offer a taster session rate of £10 for the first class. However, we will always prioritise membership applications from those interested in the full term so please bear this in mind.
  • The 5-7s and 8-12s Skills classes are great introductions to Strange Town if you’re considering joining as both classes are focused on developing skills rather than an end-of-term performance and as such are more flexible options than our performance classes.

Do you run any classes during the holidays?

  • Yes! We run holiday camps during Easter and the Summer holidays to Create-a-play-in-X-days.
  • At Easter, we usually run 2 day camps for 8-10s and 11-14s.
  • In the Summer, we offer 5 day camps in July for 8-10s, 11-14s and 14-18s.
  • Check our previous projects on our Holiday Projects page.
  • You can register your interest in Holiday Projects specifically by also filling out our Waiting List form.

I wish my child to join, but I’m unsure that I can afford the term fee.

  • We offer discounted and free bursary places for all of our classes.
  • Check out our Access Fund – Bursaries page to find out more.

What about the Agency?

  • Head to the Agency page for more information and to make an enquiry.

I have further questions.