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The Volcano geeks have been super busy working away over the summer but are now delighted to share with you Volcano's brand new website! or

Delve into Volcano's vaults; find that perfect show to tour in your venue; discover more about our projects and children's work; study biographies; go back along our 33 year-old timeline; read about our ethos and much, much more! 
In keeping with Volcano's commitment to The Cultural Contract, we're proud to say that our new website is hosted green. You can find out more about green hosting and the environmental impact of websites from The Green Web Foundation.

Date set for Volcano Youth Company auditions!

After a bit of a false start in March, the new season will begin again with a workshop audition on:
Volcano Theatre, High Street, Swansea SA1 1LG

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.
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About VYC

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.

The socially-distanced Youth Company Audition workshop on Saturday 14th November will be a relaxed opportunity for creative and interested 15-21 year-olds to come along and see if we would like to work together in 2020 and beyond.

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. You can find out more about Paul and Catherine on our Biographies page

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

COVID-19 track and trace, cleaning and hand sanitising measures are in place in the Volcano Building.

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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 began 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.

If you would like any more information about anything in this email, please don't hesitate to contact us. We will be in touch soon with further positive news, including information about a defiant movement piece that our very own THE MIGHTY NEW group of 9-15 year-olds are devising.
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