New Art Gallery seeking budding young actors

The New Art Gallery in Walsall has teamed up with the Birmingham Rep and are looking for budding young actors to take part in a theatre performance inspired by art.

A 10-week programme will enable youngsters aged between 11-14 to work alongside a professional theatre director, learning script writing, physical theatre and scenography, before bringing it all together for a grand finale performance.

The programme takes place between 22 February- 21 March 2024 after school each Thursday and costs £50 per person with full and part bursaries available to those eligible for free school meals.

“This is a fantastic opportunity offering an invaluable experience for the next generation of actors and theatre makers, as well as a chance for young people to express the things they are passionate about,” said Councillor Gary Flint, Portfolio Holder for Wellbeing, Leisure and Public Spaces at Walsall Council.

To express an interest, please email Trixie Suen, Community & Young People Engagement Coordinator, The New Art Gallery Walsall at