Keswick’s Theatre by the Lake will run a series of online workshops for young people from next month.
The theatre said the weekly workshops will give youngsters aged between 14 and 18 – who may not otherwise have access to the theatre industry – an opportunity to explore roles in the theatre with practical insight from professionals who work in the field.
The eight-week programme will see young budding actors and creative young people working with seasoned professionals, including directors Kash Arshad, Oscar Toeman and John Wilkinson, playwright Tatty Hennessy and movement director Chi San Howard.
Each theatre professional will lead a workshop in their own specialist field encouraging participants to actively take part and, afterward, quiz them in a Q&A session which will give everyone an opportunity to explore the experts career to date.
The programme has been curated and led by Cumbrian theatre director, Lexie Ward.
They start on February 8 and finish on March 29.
The eight-week series costs £48 and a limited number of bursaries are available.