A place to crack open young peoples creativity

HATCH is Tin Shed Theatre Co’s official drama class for young people with an interest in performance art and theatre-making.

We offer HATCH as an alternative to the usual extra-curricular drama opportunities available to young people.

Exploring the subject in an exciting, fun and socially enriching way, we want to offer young people a voice and influence in the work they make, whilst learning about new forms of contemporary and devising theatre.

 Part skills training, part performance making; participants of varying abilities and experiences can come together to play, learn, grow and perform as individuals and as a group.

Imparting our own companies ethos and approach to making work our core aim is to inspire and have fun.




Tutors – Georgina, Justin and Cassidy

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


Sessions - Sessions happen every Wednesday Evening

                         Age: 5 - 7yrs, 4.30 - 5.30pm

                         Age: 8 - 11yrs, 5.45 - 6.45pm

                          Age: 12 - 16yrs, 7 - 8.30pm
                          Click the links above to book


*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, 1 on making a performance. These sessions will culminate in two show-back productions at The Riverfront each year.



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.