Outreach at the Marina Theatre
At the Marina we strive to put ourselves at the heart of Lowestoft’s Community. Alongside offering a wide-ranging programme of live shows, cinema and screenings, we have created groups for participants of all ages, experiences and skill levels to help them enjoy the arts, learn new skills, make friends and gain confidence.
Our three youth theatre groups allow young people from the age of 5 to 18 to engage with the world of theatre. Weekly sessions throughout term time give young people in Lowestoft a place to discover all that goes into making a live show. Each summer, the Marina Youth Theatre perform an end of year show, giving them a clear focus and a chance to show off all that they’ve learned to their friends, family and the wider Lowestoft Community.
Going from strength to strength, our Next Stagers group gives over 50s a place to explore their creativity. The Next Stagers is a friendly and welcoming community which meets once a week throughout the year with sessions ranging from acting, to dance and creative writing. It’s as much about providing a social space to meet and share a love of performing arts, as it is about making shows. Some of our participants have never engaged with theatre before joining the group, whereas others have found it a place to re-kindle their love of the arts in their retirement.
As well as the many other groups which we organise at the Marina and who use our café and meeting rooms to hold their events, we work out of the building too. Untold Tales has, for the last two years, been a huge success with schools all over Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth who received workshops in Playwriting and Story Telling, before entering new scripts to be performed on the Marina Stage with a professional director and cast of actors.
If your school, college or organisation would like to find out more about what we can offer to you, then please do get in touch.