Hello! We would like to welcome you to the Phoenix Performers. We hope that you will enjoy your time with us. The company’s aims are to provide safe and secure environments for young people to develop and learn new skills and knowledge. All members are given a fair opportunity to audition for parts and roles in productions. We encourage our young people to try new aspects of performing arts. We offer opportunities for young people to develop their skills in our principal disciplines: acting, singing and dancing. Unlike other companies, we also offer opportunity to develop and learn new skills and knowledge within other disciplines, such as writing, directing, wardrobe, make-up, props, set, technical and media. Our members regularly perform in front of their peers, who will suggest honest and constructive ways to improve their performances.

Phoenix Performers are split into three age groups. This is to ensure that our workshops, sessions, dances, sketches and plays are tailored for their specific age range and ability. The groups are:

  • Chicks – 4 – 6 years \
  • Kestrels – 7 to 10 years
  • Falcons – 10 to 13 years
  • Eagles (Youth) – 13 to 25 years

We meet as a full company (all three age groups) once a week. This is at Ffordd Las Community Centre, every Saturday morning from 9:30am till 1pm.

  • Chicks – 9:30am til 10:15am 
  • Kestrels & Falcons – 10:30am till 1pm
  • Eagles (Youth) – 11am till 1pm

Our Youth Group (Eagles) also meet on a Wednesday evening at Ffordd Las Community Centre.  This is from 7pm until 9pm.

Phoenix are a non-for-profit and all the leaders are volunteers. Our subs are only £2 per session – this is to cover the cost of venue hire for our rehearsals. Monthly payment plans can also be set up to make it easier for larger families and members with different financial situations.

We run for 50 weeks a year, only taking a 2 week well deserved break over Christmas and New Year. We run through school holidays too. If you miss a session, don’t worry! Just let us know!! The best bit? If you miss a session, you don’t have to pay!

Children Learn What They Live

If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn.
If children live with hostility, they learn to fight.
If children live with fear, they learn to be apprehensive.
If children live with pity, they learn to feel sorry for themselves.
If children live with ridicule, they learn to feel shy.
If children live with jealousy, they learn to feel envy.
If children live with shame, they learn to feel guilty.
If children live with encouragement, they learn confidence.
If children live with tolerance, they learn patience.
If children live with praise, they learn appreciation.
If children live with acceptance, they learn to love.
If children live with approval, they learn to like themselves.
If children live with recognition, they learn it is good to have a goal.
If children live with sharing, they learn generosity.
If children live with honesty, they learn truthfulness.
If children live with fairness, they learn justice.
If children live with kindness and consideration, they learn respect.
If children live with security, they learn to have faith in themselves and in those about them.
If children live with friendliness, they learn the world is a nice place in which to live.

By Dorothy Law Nolte, Ph.D.

The Phoenix Performers is a non-profit Charity Company, for all children and young people aged between 7 and 25 years, no person will be discriminated against on the grounds of gender, age, sexuality, religion, race, disability or financial disadvantage. All children and young people will be listened to and treated with respect, and in return children and young people will be expected to listen and respect each other.

The Phoenix Performers are one big family. We look forward to welcoming you to this family. We like to take time out between shows to strengthen the bonds between our members and their peers. We often participate in team building exercises and fun games. We understand that our young people have a lot on their plate, whether it be exams and tests at school, home life troubles or other personal issues. We want to offer an escape from the stresses of life – we’re here to offer a support network. We’re here to help

The vision of the group is that the children and young people will learn drama, singing, dancing, lighting, sound and stage skills. They will also be given the chance to write, direct and perform their own material, thus improving their literacy skills. Through the medium of drama, it is hoped, the children and young people will improve their communication skills, confidence, self-esteem and teamwork. The main aim of the group is that children and young people are given the opportunity to have their voice heard, to make new friends and to live their dreams, whatever they may be.