Creative Youth Assembly

This unique and carefully crafted youth theatre with a youth club feel is the perfect opportunity for SEN young people aged 11+ to be supported in developing their social skills and making friends whilst building their confidence and self-expression through drama and dance/movement.

Young Assembly (5 – 10 years)

Thursdays 5pm – 6pm

Drama and movement suited to children who enjoy imaginative play, moving to music and would enjoy making new friends.

We are currently taking a waiting list for this session, please contact us if interested.

The Avenue School, Conwy Close, Tilehurst, Reading, RG30 4BZ
£8.50 per week, paid half- termly in advance

Half Assembly (11 – 25 years)

Thursdays 6.15pm – 7.15pm

This is for young people who are keen to make friends, develop their social skills whilst taking part in fun drama and movement workshops, but would prefer not to perform.

Full Assembly (11 – 25 years)

Thursdays 6.15pm – 8.15pm

 This is for young people who may have some experience of drama and/or dance and want to develop these skills and work towards productions. They may also be looking for more opportunities to socialise and make friends in a supportive and fun environment.

The Avenue School, Conwy Close, Tilehurst, Reading, RG30 4BZ
£8.50 (Half Assembly) and £16 (Full Assembly) per week paid half-termly in advance

Gathering (6.15pm – 6.30pm)

Arriving to activities can sometimes make us feel anxious and people can also be delayed or get stuck in Reading traffic on the way. With this in mind, we ease our participants into the evening. Whilst chatting with friends and the Make/Sense team they can listen to music, or enjoy calming and creative activities and a drink and snack as everyone arrives.

Exploring (6.30pm – 7.15pm)

For 45 minutes, our founding practitioners facilitate fun drama and dance/movement sessions (depending on numbers we might be in two groups). At the end of these sessions, our Half Assembly participants go home.

Socialising (7.15pm – 7.30pm)

Young people who have signed up to the Full Assembly have a short comfort break. They can eat a packed dinner or have a drink and small snack on us whilst catching up with their friends. Staff will be on hand to facilitate conversations between young people to nurture friendships and social skills.

Creating (7.30pm – 8.15pm)

For the final 45 minutes we will come together to work as the Full Assembly on an extended performance project. This will culminate in a show once a year in the main Reading Rep auditorium, with more informal opportunities organised to share work with an invited audience at the end of each term.

Saturday Assembly (13 – 25 years)

Saturdays 10.00am – 1.00pm

Another hour of imaginative fun is added onto our usual youth assembly format, with ample opportunity for young people to socialise and develop their creative skills.

Reading Rep Theatre, Kings Road, Reading, RG1 4LY
Half Assembly – £16 per week
Full Assembly – £18 per week
Paid half-termly or on an ad hoc basis in advance.

Free Trial

We offer a free trial workshop, so all prospective participants can get a true feel and understanding of how we work and see if it’s for them!

Please contact us at team@makesensetheatre.com to book a free trial session.