About Belvoir Academy
Belvoir Players Theatre Academy is a leading musical theatre company for young people.
As we have our own theatre, we offer a Unique Theatre Academy environment for children age 6-18. Our academy provides some of the best training in Northern Ireland, nurturing self-confidence, determination, and relevant theatre skills in a safe and inclusive environment.
All our classes are fun and interactive helping to build self-confidence and communication skills. These are taught in an informal and relaxed manner. Every member can develop their skills at their own pace, and nobody is left behind!
Youth theatre like many other team/group environments is not just about the result, but also about the experience. We work hard to ensure that everyone has the best experience, and that our performances are of the highest standards.
Every year the Academy perform several shows, to showcase the skills that have been learnt throughout the year. These shows are performed with a professional band as well as custom designed sets and costumes and are relevant to their age stream.
At Christmas, the Academy members join the adult members of the Belvoir Players playing to many sold out shows where they are invaluable members of the cast, whether as members of the chorus or in principal roles.
What we offer at the academy…
We believe in the tried and tested rep company style training; all of our young performers learn “on the job” through performing exciting theatre shows and are guided through the process by professional and dedicated tutors.
Performance experience is vital for members to showcase their achievements in front of an audience of friends, family members, public audience, and professionals.
Our talented choreographers are made up of professionals as well as current and past academy members.
Our highly talented professional Musical Directors work with soloists and chorus members in developing their performance.
Our Academy members are encouraged to make friends and our tutors ensure a friendly atmosphere and allow time for everyone to get to know each other. Teamwork is a vital part of the members development, not only as an actor but also as a member of the community.
For me Belvoir Academy was both an enjoyable and challenging place to spend my free time. I went there at every opportunity and I was always greeted with a warm welcome. There is a huge amount of work and dedication put in to every aspect of the Academy, it is a great place to go for experience and a good laugh. The rehearsals are hard work but always fun and have a high level of enthusiasm. It's great the way that, even if you cannot take part in a show, there is always something for you to do, whether it is take part in a workshop or come along and help out. The Academy is never a boring place to be and the shows are always amazing to be in and come together fantastically. I always speak highly of Belvoir to everyone and have made some of my best friends there.
I have been a member of Belvoir Players Theatre Academy for 8 years and have taken part in countless performances, each better than the last. I have made lifelong friends and gained many skills, such as self confidence, perseverance, social skills and teamwork. I highly recommend Belvoir Players Theatre Academy.
Belvoir Players Theatre Academy helped me become a more confident person. Without it I doubt I would ever have learnt to speak out or learnt the importance of teamwork. I have also gained skills in acting, singing and dancing and made friendships which will last a lifetime. The Academy has become part of the core of my memories of youth.