Courses for young people & the community

Ballet: From 19th Feb

Day: Monday Daytime Time: 11am-12pm

Monday daytime suitable for 50+ and all ability. No previous experience required.

With Amanda Knott.

£5 per class. No equipment required. Just wear loose comfortable clothing and flat shoes.

Places limited, so please book in advance via email or text message.  07815 898448

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Cygnet youth theatre Spring 2023

A weekly class for 12-18 year olds, held at Cygnet Theatre.
CYT believes in cultivating the next generation of performers. Additionally seeking to enhance life skills, communication, confidence and creativity.

Terms are 10 weeks, with two terms dedicated to workshops covering techniques and skills including: Improvisation, Voice, Characterisation, Physical Theatre, Ensemble, Monologues, Audition technique and more.
The final term is either preparation for an industry showcase; monologues & duologues in front of industry professionals and invited guests, or our own performance; in previous years this has been Importance of Being Ernest, our sell-out Alice in Wonderland, The Marxist in Heaven (Bristol Old Vic), Adrian Mole (on tour) and Romeo & Juliet.

Fees for each 10 week term are £80. The first taster session is free.

Mondays, 7-9pm
Spring Term dates 

8th Jan, 15th Jan, 22nd Jan, 29th Jan

5th Feb, 19th Feb, 26th Feb

4th March, 11th March

100% success rate in Drama school auditions
100% success rate in agency auditions
100% success rate in filming auditions.



Tai Chi Course: From 9th Jan

Day: Tuesday evenings
Time: 7pm – 8pm

Suitable for all ages and ability. No previous experience required.
With Kevin Hickson. Tai Chi Chuan Qigong teacher and mental health nurse therapist.

Traditional exercises for mind, body and spirit. Creating inner stillness in movement. Energising, calming and healing for stress relief, physical and emotional imbalance, strengthening immunity and enhancing our awareness of body and breath. 

3 and 4 -week terms. (£24 3-week term / £32 4-week term). No equipment required. Just wear loose comfortable clothing and flat shoes.

Places limited, so please book in advance via email or text message.  07813 318357

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African Piano Music: From 11th November

Day: Saturday afternoons: 20th Jan; 16th March 2024
Time:  4.30pm-6.00pm

Caroline Diffley, piano teacher and ABRSM examiner, and Trevor Wiggins, former Head of Music at Dartington College, tutor at South West Music School and expert in African music, will be running this course. The project involves learning a solo piece of African piano music, and also attending four 90 minute sessions through the year which will include African drumming, some movement and vocal work, and will end with a concert. The first session will be in October 2023, and there are 12 places available. The cost for the course will be £45, and the sessions will take place at the Cygnet Theatre.

African piano music now features on many of the piano Grade exam piece lists. We are very grateful to  Samuel Nkrumah Yeboah, an expert in Ghanaian music, who will be with us for part of the course.

For further details and how to apply, please contact

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