Young Promoters in the Black Country
Since the year 2000, the Young Promoters Scheme has given new experiences and important skills to local groups of young people aged 6 – 18. They get involved in every aspect of promoting an event, from choosing the show to selling homemade cakes to the audience they’ve attracted in. For once, the young people get to make all the decisions – and do all the work!
2009 Young Promoters Pictures
This is a collection of pictures, featuring our Young Promoters around the Black Country, working hard to bring you a fantastic experience – looks like fun doesn’t it!!!
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This was the first time Sandwell Academy had worked with BCT, they worked hard, got a fantastic audience, everyone had a great night. here they are eagerly awaiting their audience.
A Successful Young Promoters Event at Jesson’s Primary School
Jessons Young Promoters 2009
Last month, Young Promoters from Jessons’s Primary School in Dudley promoted Beyond a Joke by Circus Berzercus. They worked very hard promoting the event, in and around their school, selling all the tickets – Yes all the tickets, a sell out – so well done to them!!
That wasn’t the end of the hard work though, on the night there was still plenty to do, greet the audience, organise refreshments, not to forget the clean up after everyone’s gone!
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- “Excellent Show” “It was the first time I’ve seen Circus Berzercus, but from now on I’ll be coming more often to see other shows here with the children”
- “Entertaining and enjoyable, was nice to have somewhere to take the children”
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- “I felt good and proud being a Young Promoter, I would like to do it again” – Andrew.
- “I learnt about friendship and teambuilding, I felt great and very proud of myself. I hope I get to do it again” – Jasmine.
- “It was very exciting being a Young Promoter, I learnt how to work as a team and how to talk to people more” – Rebecca.
- “By offering the children an opportunity to become a Young Promoter I felt that it has given them a role of responsibility and has raised their individual self-esteems. Children who participate in these events build up vital life skills to help them for the future” – Mrs Anslow (Lead Teacher for the Young Promoters).
What do you need to take part?
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- A committed and dedicated group ranging from 5 – 15 members.
- A group leader to be the key link person between Black Country Touring and the touring performing arts company.
- A venue space where the group would like the performance to be held.
You don’t need to have had any previous experience of theatre or dance. The scheme enables you to take responsibility for promoting professional theatre that you have chosen. You are given a list of shows and encouraged to book a show to suit your potential audience. It is then up to you to (with guidance from your group leader and Black Country Touring) do all of the promotional activity involved to get an audience. This means that you get a chance to try out and develop skills in marketing, publicity, front of house, box office and technical aspects.
If you would like to know more about the Young Promoters Scheme please contact Natalie Brigham on 0121 533 7129 or email Natalie via our [fancy_link link="http://www.bctouring.co.uk/blog/contact/" target="self"]Contact page.[/fancy_link]