Performance Projects

GCY Play In A Week



Open exclusively to members of Gatecrash Youth from New College, Swindon. This project is a VERY intensive play in a week with rehearsals starting on the Monday and opening night on the Friday of the same week. The production gives students the opportunity to bring a relevant, gritty and engaging play to life whilst work with a professional theatre director in a small cast. This summer we under took the great German play Spring Awakening

Yearn and Learn Annual Performance Project


Yearn And Learn Project 2015 - 'Jerusalem' by Jez Butterworth

Yearn And Learn Project 2015 – ‘Jerusalem’ by Jez Butterworth

Open to members of Gatecrash , auditioned non-members (e.g students home from university studying theatre and wanting to keep creative, teachers, actors). This project is an intensive week to two week long rehearsal process working with a professional team of directors, designers and producers to create a high quality performance projects to be shared at the end of the intensive. In 2017 the project will run evenings from July 17th and daytimes from 22nd July to project end on 30th July. So far as part of YAL Gatecrash Theatre has produced ‘Jerusalem’, ‘The Crucible’ and most recently ‘A Midsummer Nights Dream’.

Feedback on previous Yearn And Learn’s from it’s participants….


‘My happiest memory’ – Molly

‘Fun, intense, organised’ – Alex

‘challenging, educational, fun’ – Pam

‘I would 100% participate again….. I loved meeting and working with such a fabulous group of people’ – Rio

‘I love how the company brings together younger, older, experienced and not so experienced actors together but more importantly I love how Gatecrash makes it work’ – Steve

Smash And Grab Annual Performance Project



Assistant Director Patrick Thomas, getting his first mentored opportunity to direct

Open to Gatecrash members alone. This project is an opportunity for members to implement the skills they have learnt and developed in their own performance. The company will direct, design, perform and even potentially write their own piece for performance. Directors, designers and performers will receive support from a professional throughout the performance project’s development. Rehearsals will be outside of weekly workshops at evenings and weekends, as agreed within the company. Our next SAG project is ‘Constellations’ by Nick Payne and is being performed at Swindon Arts Centre on March 3rd to 5th 2017.








Wroughton Passion Play 2016

Beyond our core performance projects (listed above) we are often approached for other performance projects. Earlier in 2016 Gatecrash were commissioned to produce a large scale Passion Play in the village of Wroughton. This hugely successful project (with an audience just short of 2000 people) has led to a further commission to produce a family Nativity for the same village. These kinds of projects tend to be one off but mean that we are able to offer further performances to our members and followers over the year.