First Stage Youth Group

Drama and musical theatre are not just outlets for budding stars of the future, it helps to provide growth in a range of personal attributes. Communication skills, ability to work with others, developing imagination and personal expression; to name but a few. First Stage is not just about rehearsing and putting on shows - throughout the year children take part in workshops to learn and develop new musical theatre skills, and have an input in creative work. Our end of year show is a culmination of all the projects the children have worked on that year.

We accept children aged 5 - 18 years. Workshops run on Monday evenings every week during term time from the Labour Club on Silent Street in Ipswich. Children of primary school age attend 19:00 – 20:00, and young people at high school or college from 20:15 – 21:15. Subs are £20 per term.

All leaders are specialists in at least one of the disciplines of musical theatre, are DBS checked and have attended Safeguarding training.

If you are interested in learning more about First Stage please complete the form on the contact us page or drop us an email at and someone will get back to you with more information.

What people say about us:

"We saw the end of year show at Henley. What a brilliant bunch, from the littlies to the teens. Not forgetting the enthusiasm of the adults who taught the kids and created the show."

"Great show yesterday. [My daughter] has gained so much confidence from your sessions. Thank you all."

"I was impressed with how responsibly the young people behaved. They were ready to go on when they were required and they kept out of the way when they were not. Thank you to each and every one of them. They are a credit to you leaders. It was an absolute pleasure spending the weekend with First Stage."

Please complete the form on the contact us page and select "Youth Group" in the drop-down list and someone will get back to you with more information.

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