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Spectrum Youth Theatre
A creative club for 11-17 year olds with high functioning autism
What is Spectrum Youth Theatre?
Spectrum Youth Theatre (SYT) is a puppet youth theatre for young people with Aspergers or high functioning autism. It began in May 2014, as a pilot project with support from Turtle Key Arts, and has gone from strength to strength. The youth theatre have been working with professional theatre company, Smoking Apples, since then. In 2016 they presented a group devised piece entitled The Creature, which was performed, to much acclaim, at Little Angel Theatre in March (photo above). This was followed by an equally successful devised piece called Beyond the Flash, which was presented at Little Angel Theatre in March 2017.
Spectrum Youth Theatre have just returned from performing Beyond the Flash at the first ever Autism Arts Festival, which took place at the University of Kent, in Canterbury, on 29th and 20th April 2017.
Who is Spectrum Youth Theatre for?
This is a perfect club for artists, model builders, designers, problem solvers, puppeteers, performers and people with big imaginations or a quirky take on life. We observe life and create fantastic stories about things that matter to us.
You can read more about Autism and Puppetry from the perspective of Josiah Carr, Spectrum Youth Theatre member, here:
What do we plan to do next?
Spectrum Youth Theatre is on a break until September 2017. However we have other youth projects happening in the school summer term, and also in the summer holidays.
Booking and Enquiries
If you are a new recruit and would like to make an enquiry about joining Spectrum Youth Theatre or any of our youth activities/classes please contact Slavka Jovanovic, Head of Learning
Telephone: 0203 780 5973 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org