Local Facilities and Services > Youth Groups
Our team is lead by a professional director, professional musical director, and assisted by other experienced and talented members of ESPA. Our shows and workshops are also aided in production by West End and industry professionals from diverse fields such as theatre, dance, puppetry, opera, magic and illusion, stage combat and circus skills.
Throughout the year we run a series of Weekend Workshops which teach a range of performing arts skills from acting to dancing to music and much more. Our Summer Production is a fully staged musical rehearsed and performed during the school summer term and summer holiday. Our performers receive over 60 hours of intensive musical theatre training and perform at the Harlequin Theatre, Redhill. Productions are also aided by professionals in the field of sound, lighting design, stage management, and a professional orchestra to ensure our young performers get the highest possible standard of life in the theatre.
Many of YESPA's alumni, as well as current members, have gone on to work as singers, dancers, actors, directors, and musicians in West End shows, including Les Misérables, Wicked, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, and School of Rock, national touring productions, on television and radio, and performed as members of the National Youth Theatre.