The Minack Academies

Our Minack Academies help young people to develop advanced theatre skills.  Specialising either in Acting or Musical Theatre, you will spend one day a month working with professional practitioners and hear visiting speakers, such as directors, actors and West End stars, talking about practical theatre careers.  As a member of the Acting Academy your training will include a one to one singing lesson each month.

The Acting Academy can also help you prepare for Trinity College Examinations in drama.

Entry to the Minack Academies is by annual audition and places are limited. 

Email us to find out more.

Would you like to take part in a Minack production?

The Minack Youth Theatre

Our Youth Theatre programme offers fun, creative activities for young people age from 7+.  Just join our mailing list and we’ll offer you a place on at least 2 workshops a year, appropriate for your age group.

Age 7-11 Mailing List

Age 11+ Mailing List

There is no fee for joining our Youth Theatre and all our workshops are free.

Arts Award

The Minack is an Arts Award Champion Centre. 

Taking part in the Minack Academies can help you achieve an Arts Award.  If you want to find out more, e-mail us.

Primary Plays in a Day

Workshops often take the form of a fun day in which you’ll get to try out lots of different theatre skills.  Working with our professional practitioners, you’ll take part in workshops in acting, dance, music and making stuff (like props for a show).  By the end of the day, you’ll have created an amazing show and get to perform it on the Minack stage. 

Secondary Plays in a Day

Work with professional directors to create a short piece of theatre that is performed at the end of the day. During the year we work with brand new plays, Shakespeare stories and devised pieces. 

Audition for a Show

As a Youth Theatre member you’ll also be kept informed of auditions for productions at the Minack suitable for your age.  These take the form of group workshop sessions, in which you’ll get to play little scenes as well as join in theatre games. 

Looking for a local theatre group?

There are a number of theatre and musical groups in this area, several of which perform at the Minack.  If you’re looking for a creative outlet either onstage or off, drop us a line and we’ll be happy to send you details of local companies.