If you’re interested in musical theatre, singing, dancing and performance, this is the taster session for you. Experience what it’s like to learn dances and choreography from some of your favourite West End shows.

This activity is suitable for the age groups specified and young people are asked to complete a registration form to take part when booking (click this link to download 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 musical theatre as part of Tyca – Taunton’s Youth Arts Festival.

This workshop starts at 10.00 am for 7 – 11 year olds (there is also another workshop at 11.30 am 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.

Penelope Simons

About Penelope
She trained in musical theatre at the MTA in seven sisters. Since graduating she has been exploring different aspects of the industry from choreography to commercials, with experience in leading workshops and dance classes. Penelope is the Choreographer and Assistant Director of our Christmas production The Railway Children and has already been rehearsing with our ensemble cast of local young people.

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 www.thebrewhouse.net 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 www.artstaunton.co.uk/tyca.


2 November 2019 10:00AM

This is a past event

Ticket Prices

Full Price from £FREE
Suitable for 7-11 years

Running Time

1 hour