PAST: Zest Theatre: Youthquake

Becky is thirty years old and wants to make a difference.

Frustrated with her peers, Becky wants to empower the next generation to stand up and change the world. Tonight she’ll perform an inspirational presentation for you, the audience, designed to do just that.

Except there’s a problem. Becky’s been talking so much that she’s not realised the Youthquake has already begun.

Youthquake is an exciting, 360° theatre experience from the award-winning Zest Theatre. Developed through conversations with 800 young people from across the country, Youthquake uses their words and opinions to give voice to a generation often left unheard.

Part show, part TED Talk and part party, Youthquake takes you on an exhilarating journey through the hidden lives of Teen Britain and asks what it actually means to change the world.

The Centre for Excellence in Creative Arts will be hosting a number of performances of Youthquake during January for both schools and the public, all of which are fully subsidised and completely FREE.

School Performances

Thursday 16th January - 13:15

Friday 17th January - 13:15

Schools wanting to attend any of the above showings can book their places by contacting CECA direct.

Public Performances

Thursday 16th January - 19:00

Tickets available here. 

Age Restrictions: 14+ (strong and emotive themes and use of strong language)

Running time: 60 minutes

Contains strobe lighting effects and loud and sudden noises- We are able to support access needs and have a limited number of ear defenders available. Please speak to us for more details.

Youthquake has been inspired by and developed with more than 500 young people from Tees Valley and 300 young people from elsewhere in the country. This special Tees Valley tour has been part-funded by the Tees Valley Mayor and Combined Authority and developed in partnership with the five Local Authorities, Arc in Stockton, Hartlepool’s Centre for Excellence, The Hullabaloo & Darlington Hippodrome, Middlesbrough Town Hall and Tuned In! in Redcar.

Youthquake is a celebration of the voices of young people across the region and beyond: we are listening. 

Further Tees Valley dates:

Middlesbrough Town Hall
Tuesday 21st 1.30pm (sch) & 7pm // Wednesday 22nd January 10am (sch) & 1.30pm (sch)

ARC, Stockton
Friday 24th 2pm (sch) & 7pm // Saturday 25th January 2pm & 7pm

The Hullabaloo, Darlington
Tuesday 28th 1.30am (sch) & 7pm // Wednesday 29th January 10.30am (sch) & 1.30pm (sch)

TunedIn!, Redcar
Friday 31st January 1.30pm (sch) & 6.30pm // Saturday 1st February 10.30am & 1.30pm

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