The Gala Theatre Stage School (GTSS) was established in 2002, and since then has involved hundreds of young people. Aiming to enrich the lives of young people in the region, by developing their social and theatrical skills, GTSS is widely regarded as one of the North East’s leading youth theatres. We achieve this through professional standard performing arts activities, which foster teamwork, build confidence and encourage exploration.
The school is committed to 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 220 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 Upon Tyne, Sunderland, Darlington, Teesside and Middlesbrough.
The school runs in five age groups:
Tots – ages 3 to 5 years – £55 per term (ten weeks).
Foundation – school years 1 to 3 – £120 per term (twelve weeks).
Juniors – school years 4 to 7 – £195 per term (twelve weeks).
Seniors – school years 8 to 11 – £195 per term (twelve weeks).
Ensemble – school year 12 to age 22 – £195 per term (twelve weeks).
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, GTSS Director.