Hello! We are BeYond Theatre - an Experimental Theatre group running from Castelnau Community Centre in Barnes, South West London - we have been doing theatre for over 40 years. Under esteemed Director Ed Cottrell (Stage Director of the Royal Albert Hall for 8 years), we have performed shows everywhere from Egypt, France, Scotland and dozens other venues across the UK.
Our workshops run every Thursday from 8.30pm-10.30pm (doors open from 8pm) in which we focus on improvisation, self expression, verbal presentation, movement, group creativity, self-development and building confidence. If you are looking to develop your English this is an ideal platform so you can immerse yourself in the culture and learn how to project yourself to others in a positive light. We have had members from over 49 nations, and all have been complimentary as to how BYT has helped them settle down in a new country - our vocal exercises also help with job interviews (ala the film: The King's Speech).
For actors looking to go professional - another benefit of getting involved in fringe theatre is it is one of the most vital elements in your acting CV, it shows that you have trod the boards, and you are more likely to get an acting agent if you have been involved in fringe productions.
If you want to learn to be creative and trigger your artistic soul as well as experiencing different skill sets pop round to our theatre and sample what we can offer you. EVERY WORKSHOP IS ONLY £7 and we give you a full acting workout in all that! Drop us a message for further information. Thank you!
BYT EXPERIMENTAL THEATRE GROUP Pages
BYT is – Self Funded and has received support from:
The Paul Hamlyn Foundation Barnes Workhouse Fund Barnes Community Association Arts Richmond Britannia Row Productions Mrs. Joan Salmon London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames
BYT is a member of NODA, the BCA and Arts Richmond and supports the Friends of Barnes Hospital charity.
BYT has equipment available for hire.
BYT is open to anyone over the age of 16. Just turn up on a Thursday about 8pm to find out what’s going on or call Ed Cottrell on 07976718142. NO EXPERIENCE IS NEEDED just the will to get involved.