Newport Youth Theatre now at Cosy Hall!
Your child can now join in with NYT’s make-believe magic every Thursday afterschool in termtime.
Book your child on a £5 taster session on Thursday 9th November at Cosy Hall.
Go to https://NYT.eventbrite.co.uk to reserve your child’s place. At the taster sessions, your child will get to experience first-hand the friendly, caring and skilled way we run our speech and drama workshops, and you can ask us any questions.
At 4pm, we will be launching a LAMDA Club and, at 5.30pm, a Drama Club.
The LAMDA Club is for 9 to 12 year olds (older KS2/KS3 children) who enjoy learning scripts and being coached towards achieving a LAMDA qualification in June next year.
The Drama Club is for 7 to 10 year olds (younger KS2 children) who want to have relaxed fun developing their drama skills; our first theme will be pantomime tales.
“Incredibly passionate company building children’s confidence and creativity.” (NYT 2023 parent review)
Moonstruck Astronaut Guiding Principles:
We are serious about play.
We seek to be a channel for creativity.
We are a space for finding peace and joy within and with each other.
We find freedom in time spent co-creating with our community.
Witnessing and celebrating each other’s creativity makes us feel alive.
We seek to give people moments and memories that will endure and give them strength for their whole lives.
What do we do?
We run ‘Drama in the Forest’ outdoor drama workshops for children in the school holidays.
We run the Newport Youth Theatre at Cosy Hall on Thursdays afterschool in term-time.
We believe drama and theatre are powerful, delightful tools for enabling everyone’s confidence, self-expression and holistic wellbeing through the communication, creativity and community they foster. We want to help make these ‘tools’ for developing a well-rounded, contented individual accessible to more people in our local community.
Newport Youth Theatre
A Youth Theatre for 7 - 13 year olds which takes place in Newport from November to July every year. (Photo credit: Lizzie Bee photography)
Spring Drama in the Forest
A four-day outdoor drama and movement workshop for 6-12 year olds, themed around animals, that happens in the Easter school holidays. (Photo credit: Jo Edwards photography)
Summer Drama in the Forest
A week-long outdoor drama workshop for 6-12 year olds, incorporating movement and musical instruments, that happens in the summer holidays every August. (Photo credit: Jamie Ricketts for the Shropshire Star)
Opportunities to join us...
Could you make an impact just by being you?
Volunteer with us to extend your skillset and CV and links with your local community.
Email Hannah on email@example.com if are interested in nurturing our local children by volunteering your time, talents and energy.
Moonstruck Astronaut community theatre company is a lifelong dream of Hannah de Quincey’s. Inspired by her training with London Bubble community theatre company and the Unicorn Theatre for Children in London, she emerged from completing her Masters in Theatre Directing in 2008 with the ambition to co-create a theatre company that specialises in both children’s theatre in conjunction with community theatre. Fast forward over a decade later and the community theatre company that uplifts and unites all she had envisaged is now growing in Shropshire.
The name for the theatre company landed in her mind when she was mesmerised by the moon while walking home when living in London. She still can be found staring up at the moon in the night sky and hopes you remember to look up too!