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A place to crack open young people's creativity

Hatch is a weekly youth theatre group run by Tin Shed Theatre Co, in Partnership with The Riverfront. During the sessions the children and young people will have the opportunity to investigate and explore skills in all elements of creation.


The sessions are focused on collaborative creation and aim to offer each participant the opportunity to curate their own experience. With visiting professional practitioners in a number of creative skill sets, Tin Shed aims to offer a fully rounded youth theatre that seeks to be led and curated by those taking part.


Sessions will focus on play, collective collaboration and a devised theatre and storytelling practice. We want to create a comfortable environment for children and young people to meet, interact and create together. As an open-access provision, we aim to welcome participants from all abilities and backgrounds.

Those who attend Hatch will have the ability to meet like-minded individuals and explore a creative outlet. The groups are aimed at providing a safe space to explore without fear or judgement. Children and Young people in attendance almost always find a place to develop individually, gain confidence whilst forming lasting bonds and friendships.


Led by a professional theatre company and by leading creative practitioners, the children and young people are provided many opportunities to participate in professional productions and progress through the company. Tin Shed also pride themselves on offering advice to young people interested in exploring the creative industries professionally.


Previous Hatch participants have progressed to professional roles in the creative industries in performance, technical theatre, youth theatre leadership and more.

Sessions - Sessions happen every Wednesday Evening

Age: 6 - 10yrs, 5.45 - 6.45pm

Age: 11 - 17yrs, 7 - 8.30pm
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*Hatch will run during school terms and will not run over Easter, Summer, Christmas and Half-Term breaks. During Summer we offer a week-long intensive drama session. Please contact us for more information.

Terms - There will be 3 terms a year; 2 focus on skills and training, and 1 on making a performance. These sessions will culminate in two show-back productions at The Riverfront each year.

*All of our tutors have extensive experience in providing theatre workshops for young people
are all DBS checked.



Place – Riverfront Theatre

As a company that operates professionally from out of Newport, we are committed to making this work happen within the city. With the support of The Riverfront, we are able to provide these workshop provisions at the lowest possible rate.


By being a part of The Riverfront we are able to offer young people a creative and professional environment in which to exist.


With the use of their studio, basement and performances spaces we hope to inspire young people to envision a plausible future working within the theatre industry. With exposure to almost all professional elements of “making work happen”, HATCH students do not only perform, but they also write, direct and even tech their own shows.


How – Hatch is currently unfunded by any larger organisation. The money each participant pays goes towards the three workshop facilitators wages, materials for the running of the workshops, and the performances themselves.

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