Welcome the Flintlock Theatre - an original theatre company in Oxford

Honorary Patron: Ian Ricketts



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"This has been the best theatre group I've been part of!" Gwen H

"It's been so much fun and I have loved learning this new type of theatre" Milo H

"Flintlock has been so much fun this year and has meant I haven't died of exam stress!" Freya P


Regular classes are now available online via the Zoom video conferencing platform. Previously advertised holiday courses are postponed until further notice. Watch this space for new online holiday activity announcements! Stay well and stay safe. 

Flintlock Youth Company is a training ground for aspiring theatre-makers interested in working creatively on less conventional plays and performance styles, often in non-conventional theatre spaces, working with the ethos of a small-scale, professional theatre company. Led by Robin Colyer (Joint Artistic Director of Flintlock Theatre), FYC aims to produce exciting theatre in unusual settings around the city.

Sessions involve a mixture of skill-learning, ensemble-developing exercises and project-based rehearsal and development work. Expect a playful atmosphere (how else would you develop a play?) but one that demands focus and commitment to a project, just like a professional company. Classes provide a pre drama school level of training, supporting outside learning in English and Theatre Studies.

There is an informal audition to join the company, and we expect our members to make a conscientious project-by-project commitment in terms of attendance and punctuality.  If you're interested in joining the company, we'd love to hear from you.

Tuesdays, 7 - 9.15pm

Cherwell School (North Site, map below)

£150 per 10-week term

cherwell school, oxford, uk