Wednesday, April 15, 2015

SYTG PA has now closed, Thanks for all your support over the years but due to increasing costs, lack of volunteers and little to no assistance from the local theatres and council we have had to bring the final curtain down. Past members why don't you send us your memories to keep SYTG PA alive in our hearts! Wishing you well! thanks, TTFN SYTG PA

Thursday, March 29, 2012

New rehearsal venue

What's up Doc?

After over 15 years SYTG PA is approaching the end of an era. Our current rehearsal venue is closing at the end of summer term this year and we will then be homeless. We are currently committed to ensure that SYTG PA will still continue to provide performing arts training to young people throughout the North East.

Whilst we are trying to secure a new permanent base without having to pass on extra cost of renting the facilities we would appreciate any financial assistance you could offer. One local school has already stated that they would charge us £450 a week for the privilege, so much for helping the community!

If you could offer us a venue and a new permanent home please email us at

Please help us to help you or we will have to close!



Sunday, October 31, 2010

What's Up Doc?

Hi everyone,

SYTG has been busy over the last few weeks and have just finished a week of workshop performances - well done to all involved and a big thank you to friends and family who supported the event.

We're looking forward to the next workshops starting in a couple of weeks and our next major show auditions for RENT. This is an excellent show covering some big issues. The experience of being in this cast will be unforgettable one not to be missed. (see our web home page for more information SYTG PA) why not audition?



Friday, July 16, 2010

What's Up Doc?

Watcha bloggers!

if you want to keep up to date with SYTG PA automatically why not sign up to an SYTG PA RSS Feed?

RSS feeds will automatically appear in your email browser (Microsoft Outlook or Outlook Express or mail or whatever Bill Gates calls it now!) if you don't have one of these why not download "Thunderbird" coz it's free and pretty good (just Google "thunderbird mail" and you'll find a link to download it.

on any of these SYTG Blog, Calendar or More News pages or our Twitter Site you will see a button like this:

You can link to the RSS of this blog in the right hand side by clicking - "subscribe in a reader"

just click the orange icon and follow the instructions. you then will get automatic updates in your email account - simples!

enjoy your blogging!

Steve :-)

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Luke's Blog

Hi, I'm Luke

I've been going to SYTG for about 1 year now, and I've done 5 guys named moe, and I'm really enjoying Fame! My favourite part of SYTG is the modules, because it was really fun doing the spotlight. In October my brother Oliver joined and it's really fun that we're both doing Fame. I also hope that more people will join SYTG as it's a really fun thing to do on a Thursday night.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

What's up doc

Hello bloggers,

It's been a while so I thought I would add something to the blog. The SYTG committee has just changed this year. I have remained the chairman which means that I have to drive the company forward and steer us in the right direction - a bit like a football manager but without the fantastic pay!

Fame is coming up really quickly and I think it will be fab. Everyone needs to try and sell as many tickets as possible to not only make the show a success but also to ensure that we can continue to perform top shows in top venues. Don't sell tickets - we don't perform!

Why not follow us and get the latest information by joining us on, Twitter, Facebook or get a RSS stream from this blog.

I would love to hear from you why not write in now - go on I dare you!



Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The Life and Times of the Company Secretary


Thought I would give you all a little insight into the role I have within the group.

I am Secretary which has lots of different responsibilities, I am the co-ordinator of the many members of the team organising venues, booking shows, writing letters to cast and crew, liaison with external people like investors in children and NODA. I arrange all our meetings, pull together the agenda and minute the discussions that we have. Ensuring we remain planned is an important part of the role of the Secretary; this means that when you are all rehearsing for one show I am looking at booking venues and rights for the next show (Five Guys has been in the planning phase for over a year). I am the link for our venues, theatres and the school in which we rehearse. I also arrange our CRB checks to make sure you are all kept safe and well. I am also often involved in the occasional complaint or letters of praise and the responses required.

More recently I have been involved in supporting and running workshops, not being the greatest singer or dancer in the world I avoid this kind of area but as part of my normal day job is public speaking and training have been involved in modules linked to poetry and acting. I also enjoy the costume modules during which we have had some great fun.

My other hat is that of Costume Co-ordinator. Be under no illusion I do not do all of the costumes myself, I often have help from other members of the committee to pull together the finishing touches, search for important materials and costumes to ensure that when you lot get on that stage your costumes match the storyline and also your needs. Where possible the best costumes are the ones you have designed or helped to make.

My motivation for doing all of the work with SYTG is the young people, the pride of knowing when those young talented people get on that stage and entertain an audience is second to none. My own children attend the group but when I sit in that audience and watch a cast that I have been involved with which makes them all mine. For those who were with us for Les Mis – the curtain went up and I began crying tears of joy and didn’t stop until an hour after it was finished!

I am really looking forward to seeing Five Guys and beyond.