Curtain up for stage group at York university

York Press: York Stagecoach Theatre Group  on stage in the University of York’s  new £30 million Department of Theatre, Film and Television York Stagecoach Theatre Group on stage in the University of York’s new £30 million Department of Theatre, Film and Television

ASPIRING actors took to the stage when the University of York’s high-tech theatre opened to local young people for the first time.

Around 165 children, aged seven to 17, performed as part of York Stagecoach’s end-of-year productions on Saturday, with a further 80 younger children taking part in fun sessions.

The theatre is part of the new £30 million Department of Theatre, Film and Television building and has the same design as the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, boasting the latest technology.

Stagecoach was given access to the dressing rooms, production office, rehearsal space and foyer to welcome the audience.

Sally Thrussell, principal of York Stagecoach, said it was a fantastic opportunity for the students to perform in a world-class venue.

Carole Dove, commercial director of Heslington Studios, the commercial arm of the University’s Department of Theatre, Film and Television, said: “We hope the experience will inspire them to a career in theatre and to consider higher education in the future.”

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

click2find

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree