The Gala Theatre Stage School (GTSS) was established in 2002, and since then has involved hundreds of young people. It is widely regarded as one of the North East’s leading Youth Theatres.
GTSS is committed to working to a high professional standard whilst providing a safe environment for young people to create, explore and learn about the world of theatre and all its related activities and skills.
Currently 200 young people between the ages of 3 and 23 years old are actively involved in drama, dance and singing every week and GTSS draws young people from Durham, Newcastle, Sunderland, Darlington, Teesside and Middlesbrough.
GTSS follows two semesters with a performance at the end of each one. This allows us to bring the stage school further in to the heart of the building, connecting the weekly sessions to some of the other stuff we do. As Gala is moving to produce more drama in house, we aim to make connections between all the bits of work we make. As such, the first semester we will link with the Gala’s In House Drama and focus on age appropriate themes to allow the students to develop their own work. The second semester will see the students develop their Musical Theatre techniques culminating in a performance run in the main house.
Tots – Age 3 – 5yrs
Saturdays 10.05am – 11.05am
Foundation – School Years 1 – 3
Saturdays 11.15am – 1.15pm
Juniors- School Years 4 – 7
Saturdays 1.30pm – 4.30pm
Seniors- School Years 8 – 11
Sundays 1.00pm – 4.00pm
Ensemble- School Year 12 – age 23 yrs
Wednesday evenings 6.00pm – 9.00pm
When you book a place and make payment you will be set up to automatic monthly payments. These are known as ‘continuous authority payments’, and are commonly used for subscription services like theatre or gym memberships. Once you have paid for the first month, your card will be charged the monthly fee on the same day each month and you will receive email notification before a payment is taken.
GTSS Tots – 12 payments of £15 (£180 per year)
Foundation – 12 payments of £32.50 (£390 per year) / additional child -12 payments of £18.75 (£225 per year)
Juniors / Seniors / Ensemble – 12 payments of £51.25 (£615 per year) / additional child payments at 12 payments of £27.50 (£330 per year)
To apply for GTSS, please download and complete the Gala Theatre Stage School Application Form.
If you would like any further information on GTSS, please contact Kate Sorahan.
Following the latest national guidance on Coronavirus, we have regrettably taken the decision to temporarily close the Gala Theatre & Cinema until further notice so classes and workshops will not be going ahead at this time.