Raw Talent Youth Theatre

Sutton Coldfield's award winning youth theatre for 7 - 16 year olds

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Founded by professional screen writers Claire Downes and Stuart Lane, who created create a youth theatre in which every member gets a chance to shine. From the very first show in 1996 to the present day, scripts are specifically written for the cast so everyone has an important role to play in a Raw Talent show.

Raw Talent prides itself on original work devised by members of the drama group and then scripted by professional writers. Raw Talent is all about creating original high quality work in a fun filled environment.

"This isn't about creating the next superstar, although you never know! It's about seeing the courage each child has built to stand up in front of an audience and give it their best. As a parent, seeing your child filled with that confidence, sense of pride and accomplishment is priceless!." - Claire Caudry, Parent

Raw Talent Youth Theatre, Clifton Road Youth Centre, Clifton Road, Sutton Coldfield, B73 6EB.

Administrative office Unit 8, 14- 20 George Street, Balsall Heath, Birmingham B12 9RG

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With groups for young people aged 7 - 16 Raw Talent will definately have something to offer your young stars. Raw Talent terms last 12 weeks (except for half terms and school holidays) and the groups meet on:

The members of the 7 - 11 group get loads of input into ideas for the show, characters and how big or small a part they want to play. The group works with Phil and Sami to create full length, hilarious original comedy productions.

The 11 - 16 year olds, apart from creating original comedy productions, take part in festivals, competitions and auditions.

Thank you so much for everything you guys have done for me over the last 8 years or so. The skills you've taught me, like presenting to an audience, thinking on my feet, even the technical stuff with the lights and set design stuff have been instrumental in my successes. But even more than that, you guys taught me how to have confidence in myself, to not be afraid to make mistakes and to be a better all round person. You guys have always supported me and believed in me, and I can never thank you enough. I'm starting to achieve my dreams out here, and that fact can largely be attributed to you guys. So thank you so much. Hopefully see you all at a show in the near future. - Adam Ratcliffe Raw Talent member

The 11 to 16 year olds come up with their own ideas for shows, create characters and work to produce something no other youth theatre can achieve.

Members of the 11 - 16 group also get the opportunity to join the Raw Talent singing group.

Our sister company Round Midnight Ltd will be running a drama and singing course over the easter holidays. The dates are Tuesday 3rd - Friday 6th April. Sessions last all day with a performance on Friday evening showcasing everything they have done, including drama, songs and video.

The cost is a parent friendly £80 per child. Ages 7 -16

For more details visit Round Midnight Ltd

Raw Talent won in 4 catagories at last nights Birmingham’s Festival of Acting & Musical Entertainment 2018 (BFAME).

  • Outstanding Achievement
  • Best Script
  • Best technical achievement
  • The Arts England Theatre Festival Award

The Arts Theatre festival award means that we are through to the Quarter finals of the All England Theatre Festival 2018.

We are hugely thrilled and proud of all 32 raw Talent members who took part and would like to thank Highbury Theatre Centre for their help and support.

The aliens and the cosplayers face off at Comic-con. Final few rehearsals for Planet of the Capes at #bfame

A new term at @RawTalentYT and session number 1 means games and improvisation techniques. #youththeatre #comedy #birminghamarts