Award-winning ENCORE Youth Theatre are based in Winchester and specialise in all aspects of musical theatre. We want everyone who joins us to achieve their greatest potential; growing as unique individuals as they develop both performance and inter-personal skills. All of this takes place in a fun, safe and welcoming environment with a group of young people who, very quickly, become "family". Our greatest aim is that when someone leaves ENCORE, they do so with the best of friends and the happiest of memories.
Every year, we build a vibrant company of approx. 50 young people, aged 11+, recruited from schools and colleges around Hampshire. Our members, old and new, become a dedicated team who want to work hard and enjoy themselves creating the best shows possible which leaves their audiences cheering for more. As well as performing on-stage, members have the chance to get involved behind the scenes by becoming part of our youth committee. They help run the company in areas such as production, marketing, fundraising and finance.
Auditions are held in July and rehearsals take place every Sunday from September until February. Production Week is at the Theatre Royal Winchester during February half term.
ENCORE is a Community Interest Company. All adult supporters, many of whom work in the professional theatre, give their time for nothing more than the love of, and a commitment to, the ethos of the company.