Theatre Takeover

The Takeover So Far

Over a two week period (5-17 August 2019), we have been working with a group of young people between the ages of 11-18 the opportunity to take over every aspect of the YMCA Theatre such as; lighting design, stage management, set design, sales and marketing, as well as performing roles including acting, singing and dancing.

The young people have worked with industry professionals and the YMCA Theatre team, where they have experienced everything it takes to put on a production in just two weeks.

Be part of the performance week

Come and be part Madagascar!

From Monday 12 until Saturday 17th August we are offering up to 50 young people between the ages of 11-18 the opportunity to stage and perform in MADAGASCAR THE MUSICAL.

Participants will have the opportunity to act, sing and dance during show rehearsals alongside takeover participants who will be putting their newly learned production skills into use to create a full theatrical production.

The week will culminate in the performance of Madagascar in the YMCA Theatre on Saturday 17th August at 12:30pm

The performance week is led by the takeover festival team in collaboration with the YMCA theatre team.

The cost of the week is £50 for the full week, costumes and show in YMCA Theatre. Even better – thanks to the funding from the People’s Postcode Lottery, 25 young people from families who are in receipt of at least one income related benefit or tax credit, will be able to attend completely free of charge.

So how do I get involved?

Email us at and we’ll be in touch with more info and a registration form, or click below to complete an expression of interest form.

I’m interested in the Theatre Takeover

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