Sat 9 December - 11:00amSun 14 January - 11:00amSun 28 January - 11:00amWed 31 January - 6:00pmSun 11 February - 11:00am

Amazing creative opportunities for young people aged 13-18

Work with professional writers | Get involved in exciting projects | Build confidence | Develop your skills | Learn new techniques | No writing experience necessary

Our Young Writers programmes are designed to nurture and encourage new writing talent. Throughout the year there are loads of opportunities to get involved.

Three Up

December 2017 - May 2018

Three Up is an unique opportunity for four ATT Young Writers to collaborate with other young writers based in Australia and Canada. 

Learn writing skills from professional writers, complete mini projects and challenges with other writers from the three countries, and share your work digitally across the globe.

The project culminates in a fantastic sharing event where you can see your very own writing performed live across three continents.

Action Transport Theatre in Ellesmere Port is the only UK theatre involved in the project, working together with Australian Theatre for Young Audiences in Sydney and Theatre for Young Audiences in Toronto, Canada.

There are various sessions at Whitby Hall and projects for you to complete at home.

Write a Play Together

December 2017 - April 2018

Taking one idea from our annual Writers' Cafe, the Young Writers collectively create a short play, working with award-winning writers and theatre-makers.

The finished play then tours local schools and Whitby Hall, performed by students from West Cheshire College.

The play created during this project in 2016-17 was called Scooter Race. It was highly commended at the 2017 Cheshire West Voluntary and Community Arts Awards. Read about the award here and the project here.

Session dates:

  • Tuesday 7th November (6-9pm)
  • Tuesday 21st November (6-9pm)
  • Saturday 9th December (11am-3pm)
  • Sunday 14th  January (11am-3pm) - to include watching a performance of The Jungle Book – the ATT Christmas show
  • Sunday 28th January (11am-3pm)
  • Wednesday 31st January (6-9pm)
  • Sunday 11th February (11am-3pm)

For more information on becoming an ATT young writer, please download the Information Pack from this page or contact Jessica Egan-Simon, Project Manager on jess@actiontransporttheatre.org