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Modern Musical Theatre - Juniors (8-12yrs)

11 month course on Sun 10am - 12 noon. Bookings for 2020-2021 open in June.

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Modern Musical Theatre - Juniors (8-12yrs)

Sept 2020 - Aug 2021


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“I love it! I would highly recommend it to anyone wanting to improve their skills.” – Course Participant

“A comfortable environment with friendly welcoming people who have the same hopes and ambitions as you.” – Course Participant

This course is now fully booked. Please keep an eye on our website for further booking information for 2020-2021.

Training within a professional working theatre, our members will learn from industry professionals, each specialised in their own art form.

The course will focus on building strong foundations, improving skills and providing quality experiences in the three key disciplines of acting, singing and dancing. In our role as a major regional venue, we are also able to access additional training opportunities from touring musical companies, as well as our national artistic partners.

Through this course members will master the techniques required to be a musical theatre performer in the 21st Century. The year will culminate in a Junior member showcase at Norwich Playhouse. All students need to be available all day on Sunday 19 July 2020 for this showcase.

Performance Opportunities

We believe that quality training and experience is crucial for those wishing to enter the industry. This is why both within and alongside our courses there are always performance opportunities. Collaborating across all art forms and being aware of the different roles involved in producing productions is fundamental to our young people’s knowledge when entering the industry today.

We are lucky to have three very different stages to work with. Stage Two with its 120 seat – versatile auditorium, the beautiful Playhouse seating 300 and our main house which seats 1300.

In 2018/19, we produced six public productions plus many more in-house. These ranged from small cast shows as part of the National Theatre Connections Festival to a large scale production of Grease on our main stage. Our students performed to houses of 1100 per night, making it our most successful summer production to date. In 2019/20, our intention is to broaden our performance opportunities to include regional and national festivals.

Booking  Information

Course Fees

  • You can either pay for the course in one lump sum or in three instalments.

  • The deadlines for paying 2nd and 3rd instalments are 31 October 2019 and 31 March 2020 respectively.

  • Failure to make payment by the deadline will result in the participant being removed from the course.

  • If you are struggling to make the payment by the deadline, please do not hesitate to contact us as soon as possible.


  • Norwich Theatre Royal believes that everyone should have the opportunity to experience and participate in the arts. The NTR bursary fund has been set up to provide financial assistance to those who need it. Please see the bursary webpage or contact us for further details and how to apply.


By signing up to this course, you are agreeing to the high level of commitment we expect from all our students to their learning, rehearsals and to each other.

*Classes are arranged strictly according to age at 1 September 2019, as with school year groups.

Important information

Age recommendation: 8-12*

Day: Sundays, 10am-12pm

Cost: £325, or 3 instalments of £120

Dates: 15 September – 1 December 2019 (exc. 20 Oct 2019)
12 January – 29 March 2020 (exc. 16 Feb 2020)
10 May – 19 July 2020 (exc. 24 May 2020)