Stage Company




We set up this new Youth Theatre Company in October 2012 to give young people the opportunity to take their performance journey a stage further. Young people work for three or sometimes two terms on devising a new piece, around a particular theme or relevant topic with a professional writer, director, and choreographer.

We have performed our work at the Arc Theatre, Trowbridge, The egg, Theatre Royal Bath and St Margaret’s Hall Bradford on Avon. Last year Stage Company performed Bassett by James Graham as part of The National Theatre Connections Festival.

Past plays to come out of this innovative programme are Faceless ‘an anti-social media play', Dreamcatcher about not giving up on your dreams, and Over 18 exploring war issues effecting young people, all devised by the company working with writer Moira Townsend Williams. In 2014/2015 we drafted in Tom Wainwright, writer-in-residence at Bristol Old Vic to work with us and Mind The Gap about the generation gap was born. 2015/2016 saw us presenting Bassett by James Graham for National Theatre Connections project which was performed with Over 18.

Most recently our  Stage Company  worked with  Award winning Bristol director Dave Lovatt and a local published composer/musician Helen Temmink, and West End company The Showstoppers to produce 'FAMOUS' a piece exploring the effects of fame.

Venue: The Arc Theatre, Trowbridge
When: Every Saturday in term time, 10:00am–1:00pm
Ages: 12–18

Entry is by audition only. Our next Audition Workshop is Saturday 20th October 10.00am-1pm.

See Reviews of Characters Stage Company’s work here.