Youth Drama Club

picture of DIY's Youth Drama Club members and Young Leaders with animated circus tricks figures

Youth Drama Club :

Tuesdays 6-7pm via Zoom

  • Are you 10 – 25 years old?
  • Do you want to have fun & meet new people?
  • Do you want to develop your drama skills?

Email Hebe at project.diytheatre@gmail.com to join our next session!

Drama Club is free for young people with a learning disability aged 10 – 24 years. Sessions run during term time only, are currently being offered via Zoom –  a free online platform. Click here to see the ‘How-to-use-Zoom’ Easy Read guide, (thanks to Learning Disability Wales for the use of this resource).

When I first started Zoom I found it hard, but because we’ve been doing it more, I’ve found it easier.”

I like it when I can see my friends on Zoom and I think the games are really good.”


Circus Tricks!

Circus Tricks! is a Circus Inspired Music and Drama Project aimed at children and young people with learning disabilities. Circus Tricks is a series of animated videos and a participatory activity pack that can be done with young people at home, in a classroom or in a youth club setting.

Take a look at the project here:  Circus Tricks Resource page.


Arts Award

We offer the Arts Award Qualifications (Levels Explore – Gold) across Passing the Baton Youth Arts Programmes. Young people participate in a range of art forms, including Drama, Music & Circus which develop communication teamwork and collaboration skills.  Throughout the Arts Award journey participants reflect upon and develop their work; essential skills for further study & workplace opportunities.

In 2020:

  • 3 young people achieved their Explore Arts Award with DIY’s Youth Drama Club – partially completing their portfolio’s whilst working remotely during Lockdown!

Congratulations to Eve, Georgia & Shay who each developed a Circus Inspired character, collaborated to write songs, make music & short improvised scenes.  They worked with DIY Theatre Company to learn about Patient 36 and with professional circus company ‘Poppins Presents’. Well done!


DIY Theatre Company would like to thank the following organisations for their support for this work

Logos of our funders and supporters for Passing the Baton work; The National Lottery Community Fund, Youth Music, Salford CVS, Salford CCG and our partners in delivery You Can Community Club