Amazing creative opportunities for young people aged 13-17. Action Transport create new work at Whitby Hall, their theatre base in Ellesmere Port, and are the only specialist new writing and dedicated young people’s theatre company in Cheshire.
The Action Transport Young Writers programmes are designed to nurture and encourage new writing talent. Throughout the year there are loads of opportunities to get involved.
Writers’ Cafe – Sunday 11th November 2018
Over the Autumn term you’ll have the chance to develop your own ideas with the help of professional writers. They’ll help you get your ideas on the page and guide you as you shape them to be the best they can be.
You’ll then have the opportunity to share your writing at our annual Writers’ Cafe, a relaxed sharing event for friends and family (with lots of cake!).
Friday 5th October 6–8pm
Tuesday 9th October 6–8 pm
Sunday 14th October 11am–1:30pm
Wednesday 17th October 6–8pm
Sunday 28th October 2–4:30pm
Friday 2nd November 6–8pm
Sharing Event: Sunday 11th November 4–6pm
Three Up – Starting January 2019
Three Up is an unique opportunity for four ATT Young Writers to collaborate with other young writers based in Australia and Canada.
Learn writing skills from professional writers, complete mini projects and challenges with other writers from the three countries, and share your work digitally across the globe.
The project culminates in a fantastic sharing event where you can see your very own writing performed live across three continents.
Action Transport Theatre in Ellesmere Port is the only UK theatre involved in the project, working together with Ryde Theatre in Australia and the Theatre for Young Audiences in Toronto, Canada.
There are various sessions at Whitby Hall and projects for you to complete at home.
Write a Play Together – Starting November 2018
Taking one idea from the annual Writers’ Cafe, the Young Writers collectively create a short play, working with award-winning writers and theatre-makers.
The finished play then tours local schools and Whitby Hall, performed by students from West Cheshire College.
Saturday 17th November 11am–1:30pm
Saturday 24th November 11am–1:30pm
Tuesday 27th November 6–8:30pm
Friday 7th December 6–8:30pm
Wednesday 9th January 6–8:30pm
Saturday 12th January 11am–4pm
Friday 18th January 6–8.30pm
Monday 21st January 6–8.30pm