Try out our Brewhouse Youth Theatre in this short taster session. Instead of producing existing scripts or well-known musicals, members of our Youth Theatre create their own original plays about Somerset. We talk a lot about making plays that are authentic and entertaining. We take inspiration for ideas from amazing stories that come from Somerset. In this one hour taster you will find out how the group work and start devising your own piece. A willingness to play and experiment is essential.

This activity is suitable for the age groups specified and young people are asked to complete a Registration Form for children and young people 2019. Space is limited in the studio so parents and carers can wait in the cafe area while the workshop is taking place. This is a fun session exploring theatre making as part Tyca – Taunton’s Youth Arts Festival.

Workshops are at 2pm for 7 – 11 year olds and 3.15pm for 12+ years.

We strongly advise booking your tickets to this activity in advance. Places are limited and we do not accept reservations, so arriving on the day may result in disappointment. Booking in advance also helps our workshop leaders to prepare your session and plan for any additional access needs you may have ahead of time.

About Wassail Theatre Company:
Wassail Theatre Company runs The Brewhouse Youth Theatre. Wassail is based in Somerset, making work for audiences across the whole county, and an associate company at The Brewhouse. You might have seen Wassail at The Brewhouse with The Giants (2o15) or Reclaimed (2018), and in Taunton with Rex the King (2017 & 2018) or Horses! Horses! (2018). Like Wassail’s professional shows, The Brewhouse Youth Theatre make plays that put the audience in the middle of the experience.

Saturday 2 November 2019 – Tyca Festival at The Brewhouse
The Brewhouse are pleased to be offering an exciting programme of free creative youth activities as part of the Tyca Festival, which is open to all young people aged 5-25 from Taunton and the surrounding areas. A chance for you to try something new, work with fantastic creative professionals and feel inspired.

• Digital Youth Arts Workshop with visual artist Alison Jacobs
Drop in between 10.30am – 3.30pm

• Gamelan Workshops with Actiontrack Performance Company
10.30am – 11.45am, 12.45pm – 2pm and 2.30pm – 3.45pm

• Musical Theatre Workshops with choreographer Penelope Simons
10am – 11am for age 7 – 11 years / 11.30am – 1pm for age 12+

• Devised Theatre Workshops with Wassail Theatre Company
2pm – 3pm for age 7 – 11 years / 3.15pm – 4.15pm for age 12+

All activities will take place at The Brewhouse, tickets for all the sessions are free and can be booked in advance from or our box office on 01823 283244.

We strongly advise booking your workshops in advance as places are limited, arriving on the day without a ticket may result in disappointment. Please call us for a chat if you have any access needs and we will be happy to assist.

Nurturing the talent, curiosity and creativity of young people in Taunton is at the heart of our mission and we hope the workshops we offer, as part of the Tycra, will give us the opportunity to engage with a wider network of young people and promote lifelong engagement in the arts.

The Tyca Festival’s theme for 2019 is Breaking Down Barriers. For more information about the whole festival visit


2 November 2019 2:00PM

This is a past event

Ticket Prices

Full Price from £FREE
Suitable for ages 7-11 years and above

Running Time

1 hour