Mini Theatre is all about having fun while learning performance skills. We spend a lot of time doing fun drama games, team work exercises and confidence building. Mini Theatre helps children with confidence and self-esteem in an enjoyable environment, as well as teaching the basics of musical theatre performance.Mini Theatre is for children aged 4-9 children looking to further their performance skills while still having a fun time.
Traditionally members of the Mini Theatre are encouraged to get involved in as many of our charity performances as possible. We have regularly taken groups to perform in Leighton Buzzard and the surrounding areas for various charities. For the last 25 years LBCT would be found at the Milton Keynes Christmas events entertaining the busy shoppers with Christmas songs and popular musical theatre pieces. We also regularly visit several retirement homes to entertain with extracts from our current productions as well as the old classics.
Mini Theatre for ages 4-9 enjoy improvisation, role play, acting, singing and learning stagecraft
Our latest production was Lionel Barts "Oliver" in March 2020 (just before lockdown!) This involved all CT, Mini and Youth Section members and raised £1,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support
Rehearsals have traditionally been on Saturday mornings at The Barn, Heath and Reach but for the Autumn term 2020 we are offering a blended approach with free fun Zoom sessions, paid for tutored Zoom and video sessions and where possible small face to face one off workshops.
Fees Anyone interested in their child being part of LBCT Mini Theatre is asked to register their interest paying an annual £5 fee. This will allow access to the free Zoom sessions and communications about all the to pay activities LBCT are offering this term.
To pay activities will include
Performing is at the heart of LBCT and we hope to offer performance opportunities as soon as it is safe to do so. We hope to facilitate " a show in a week" or "a show in a month" type productions when it is safe to do so but this term our events are most likely to be virtual. We envisage a lot of the production this year for Christmas 2020 will be produced virtually but we may be able to feature drama and dance from our face to face workshops too and submissions from those who are tutored through our to pay Zoom and video sessions. More details will be sent to anyone who registers their interest in joining the activities of LBCT by paying the annual registration fee of £5. This will be used towards our insurance and Groop admin platform costs
Past performances include: -Oliver! March 2020 at The Vandyke Theatre -Aladdin June 2019 at The Leighton Buzzard Theatre -Annie February 2018 at The Vandyke Theatre -Dream On June 2017 at The Leighton Buzzard Theatre