Fri 5 October - 6:00pmTue 9 October - 6:00pmSun 14 October - 11:00amWed 17 October - 6:00pmSun 28 October - 2:00pmFri 2 November - 6:00pm

Amazing creative opportunities for young people aged 13-17

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. Stay tuned for all this year's dates.

Writers' Cafe - Sunday 11th November 2018

Develop your own writing work and share it 

Over the Autumn term you'll have the chance to develop your own ideas with the help of professional writers. They'll help you get your ideas on the page and guide you as you shape them to be the best they can be. 

You'll then have the opportunity to share your writing at our annual Writers' Cafe, a relaxed sharing event for friends and family (with lots of cake!).


Friday 5th October 6–8pm
Tuesday 9th October 6–8 pm
Sunday 14th October 11am–1:30pm
Wednesday 17th October 6–8pm 
Sunday 28th October 2–4:30pm
Friday 2nd November 6–8pm
Sharing Event: Sunday 11th November 46pm

Three Up - Starting January 2019

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 Ryde Theatre in Australia and the 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 - Starting November 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.


Saturday 17th November 11am–1:30pm
Saturday 24th November 11am–1:30pm
Tuesday 27th November 6–8:30pm
Friday 7th December 6–8:30pm 
Wednesday 9th January 6–8:30pm
Saturday 12th January 11am–4pm
Friday 18th January 6–8.30pm
Monday 21st January 6–8.30pm

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. Last year's play How To Survive The Day brought together a range of stories and experiences of school and received great feedback at all the school venues.

If you are interested in becoming an ATT young writer, please download the Information Pack from this page (coming soon!) or contact Jessica Egan-Simon, Project Manager on