The Gamelan is a traditional Indonesian orchestra comprising metallophones, gongs and bells. Every village in Indonesia has at least one to use during celebrations, rituals, concerts and performance for tourists. In this workshop you will learn how to play together using the Javanese Gamelan under the expert tuition of Actiontrack’s musicians. A unique experience!

This activity is suitable for children aged 7+ but best suited to older young people, younger siblings are welcome to come along but we suggest a minimum ratio of one adult to 3 children. No unaccompanied under 18’s please, parents and carers of older young people can watch the workshop from the auditorium seats. This is a fun session exploring the Gamelan with Actiontrack as part of the Tyca Festival at The Brewhouse.

Workshops are at 10.30am, 12.45pm and 2.30pm
It is free to attend but we strongly advise booking your tickets to this activity in advance, as places are limited and 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 Actiontrack
For over 30 years Actiontrack performance company have been changing the shape of participatory arts, and making spectacle happen. Initially based in Devon, and now in Taunton, Actiontrack have become one of the leading companies in community theatre and participatory arts.

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 10:30AM, 12:45PM, 2:30PM For details of dates & times,
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Ticket Prices

Full Price from £FREE
Suitable for 7+

Running Time

1 hour 15 minutes