Watchet: Stage Combat & Silly Stories


Want to learn how to act, make your own plays, eat biscuits and pretend you’re in a fight? Then come join us and make a play-in-a-week at East Quay this Summer! Work with the professionals from Somerset Youth Theatre cic, make a new play and build an EPIC stage battle in just four days!!

What can I expect?

Lunch and Snacks each day included in the price

Stage Combat

Ever wondered how actors make those stage fights look so real? Work together with our team of professional actors to learn the skills of stage combat. From sword fights, hair grabs, to stage slaps and upper cuts – these workshops will teach you how to become a disciplined and convincing stage-fighting actor, understanding the techniques needed to grab the audience’s attention. Work together to build an epic stage battle in 3 days, and perform to the audience on the 4th day! No matter your age, Stage Combat is super fun, high energy and suitable for all young people!
Please see our video below for an example of Stage Combat with younger students in an SYT workshop.

Silly Stories – Learn the skills to create your own play that is sure to make your audience laugh (and maybe even cry!). Taking local stories, participants will work together to make a play in 3 days, with rehearsal and performance to the audience on the 4th day. Hone your skills in acting and/or directing – the choice is yours. No experience necessary, and a willingness to play a must!

How Much Does It Cost?

Stage Combat and Silly Stories is so much fun and affordable too at only £25 per day or £80 per week! Click the link below to book!

Or click this button to see available Playwaze funded places.

Useful Information

Where is the registration point? Creator Space, 1st Floor, East Quay

What are the parking facilities? Pay & Display Parking nearby at Harbour Road car park, Watchet, Somerset, TA23 0ET

What is the disabled access? Disabled toilets available and lift to 1st floor

What should I bring to the session? Drinks bottle, clothes you can move in

Who is the Camp Manager? Selina Keedwell

Who do I email if I have a question?

What number can I phone if I have a question? 07918425923

What specialist provision if any will you have for SEND and how should families access this? Somerset Youth Theatre will contact parents/carers prior to the activity to discuss the young person’s needs. Coloured paper and overlays as well as large print instructions/scripts will be provided as necessary. There will be quiet space available and children can have their own sound defenders if necessary. If you have any questions please email

31st July – 3rd August from 10am – 2.30pm at East Quay in Watchet TA23 0QA