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Welcome to this March 2020 guide to What' On at Volcano. We start by sharing news about the upcoming audition workshops for Volcano's Youth Company (which we encourage you to please share with those you think may want to come along) and then we have a quick look at further happenings in March and beyond.

Please remember to look out for our full What's On in the Spring/Summer programme coming in your inboxes soon.

New date for Volcano Youth Company auditions!
SATURDAY 14 MARCH 2020 at 2pm
Volcano Theatre, High Street, Swansea SA1 1LG

Sign up for Free audition workshop

About VYC

Spring/Summer Term: Sat 14 March 2020 to Sat 11 Jul 2020

For ages 15-21. Immerse yourself in devising and improvising, physical theatre and contemporary drama. You will create your own performances as part of an ensemble, with the support and direction of experienced theatre professionals, and have the chance to perform in public.

Volcano Youth Company provides an opportunity for young people to explore their ideas, inspire one another, and discover new skills. The emphasis is on enabling the participants to unlock their creativity through experimentation in performance and to build trust and confidence (in themselves and one another) in a supportive professional environment. We challenge young people with improvisational tasks that require practical, imaginative participation. Volcano aims to equip young performers with the tools and the skills to think and move for themselves with confidence and to embrace risk and vulnerability in a collaborative setting.

Volcano Youth Company is led by Paul Davies, Volcano Theatre’s Artistic Director, and Catherine Bennett, Choreographer and Movement Director. At Volcano Theatre in Swansea High Street.

A parent/guardian's consent will be required for under-18s.

Sign up for Free audition workshop
Volcano Youth Company have made a number of great shows performed at Volcano's Bunker Theatre, the Quadrant in Swansea, Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff. and Scottish Youth Festival in Fife.

Date set for VYC auditions!
Volcano, High St, Swansea SA1 1LG

Do you know anyone Volcano enough to join?

We are aiming for a company that represents the diversity young people in South Wales. We do not discriminate based on ethnicity, gender, sexuality, disability or socio-economic background. If you require any assistance on the workshop day or have any access needs, then please let us know when you apply. 

If you join Volcano Youth Company after the workshop audition, the fee is £50 per term.


We want all our opportunities to be open to any young person who wants to take part, including people from lower socio-economic backgrounds. We believe our work is better when it includes people of all backgrounds and experiences. We actively seek to remove any barriers, including financial, that might prevent you accessing our work. Bursaries are available to cover the cost of fee and are simple t apply for. You’ll never be treated differently in VYC because you have applied for or received a bursary.

Please forward this email to any young people you feel may be interested in joining VYC. They'll thank you for it.

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VYC Performances & Progression

VYC was started in 2016 and has produced four original performances (The Thermidorians, WeReallyWantToWinButWeDontWantToTryTooHard, Ten Minutes Longer and Micropolis) and has appeared at Novemberfest, The Quadrant Swansea, Dance Days at National Waterfront Museum, RawFfest Wales at Wales Millennium Centre and The Riverfront Newport, the National Festival of Youth Theatres Scotland and the Wales Theatre Awards. Ten Minutes Longer is the culmination of a partnership project with Frantic Ignition.

Young people from Volcano Youth Company have gone on to continue their careers at:

  • Birmingham Conservatoire
  • Bath Spa University
  • Central School of Speech and Drama
  • Rose Bruford
  • Bristol Old Vic
  • East 15
  • Glasgow School of Art
  • Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts
  • Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

Please forward this email to any young people you feel may be interested in joining VYC. They'll thank you for it.

What's Happening at Volcano?

Fri 13 Mar 2020 to Fri 20 Mar 2020 | Axe Head to Everything

Fri 13 Mar 2020 to Fri 20 Mar 2020 | Axe Head to Everything
Axe Head Collective returns to Volcano Theatre for its third major March group show of Swansea College of Art alumni! Opening March 13th for one week. Titled I Have the Biggest Heart in the World but… this show is Axe Head Collective’s biggest so far, featuring twelve artists.
Mon 23 Mar 2020 to Mon 06 Apr 2020 | What Are You Doing Here?
A group exhibition
Alicja Bronowska | Julie Brunskill | Jess Parry | Alina Skorohoda
Tue 31 Mar 2020 | Hit and Run
A new scratch night! From 7pm on the last Tuesday of the month
We aim to amplify the voices of established and emerging, diverse and disenfranchised artists alike. We intend to establish a safe environment for the regions artists to showcase their craft; engage with fellow creatives and develop their work. Situated in a relaxed, accessible, venue that supports integration and appeals to those marginalised by mainstream theatre.  FREE ENTRY
Sat 09 May 2020 | Swansea Zine Fest 2020
Zinesters, zine makers, small press writers and poets, indie comic creators, DIYers - apply to sell your work at Swansea Zine Fest 2020, taking place on Saturday 9th May, 12-5pm at Volcano.
We particularly welcome applications from underrepresented groups including women, people of colour, LGBTQ+ people, and disabled people.
Tue 09 Jun to Mon 22 Jun 2020 | Photographs on the Inter-Entity Boundary Line
An exhibition of photographs taken in Bosnia Herzegovina, along the IEBL, to recall the 25th anniversary of its demarcation, aimed at bringing an end to the Bosnian war of 1992-95.
With a talk by Tim Strang on Friday 12 June at 7pm.


Hope to see you soon at Volcano!
Do contact us if you require any further information about anything in this email or anything Volcano related.
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