The Youth Section of Bolsover Drama Group is for members of the group aged eight to 18 years of age, and performs a musical and a showcase evening every year.
Founded in 1996 the Youth Section has performed numerous productions and has helped members develop acting, dancing, singing and technical skills. Many of its past members have gone on to study drama at university and/or gone on to perform in productions for the main group.
As the Youth Section is fully subscribed we only open membership to new members following the Youth Section musical in July, the Youth Section showcase night in November and the group’s pantomime in January, subject to availability. If you are interested in joining please enter your details on our waiting list and you will be contacted closer to the time.
News from the Youth Section
Awards presented to our members
At the Youth Section showcase evening on Saturday 26th November 2016 the group made its annual presentation of the Jack Elliott Trophy.
Jared wins the Jack Elliott Trophy
At the Youth Section showcase performance of ‘Saint Kevins’ on Saturday 27th November the 2015 recipient of the Jack Elliott Trophy was announced as Jared Higgins
Celebrating NODA award nominations
Bolsover Drama Group are proud to again be nominated for NODA East Midlands awards
‘Little Shop of Horrors’ auditions take place
The auditions took place on Sunday 22nd February for the Youth Section Musical ‘Little Shop of Horrors’.
The 2014 Jack Elliott Trophy is presented
At the Youth Section showcase evening on Saturday 15th November 2014 the group made its annual presentation of the Jack Elliott Trophy.
BBC Performing Arts Fund
In 2011 the Youth Section of Bolsover Drama Group were proud to be awarded a grant from the BBC Performing Arts Fund as part of their Young People’s Musical Theatre Scheme.
The grant was used to provide tuition for a musical theatre choreographer, dialect coaching and vocal coaching for the Youth Section’s production of ‘West Side Story’ and was also used to promote the production within the local community in order to forge stronger links and enable other young people to gain an interest in the performing arts.
See how the grant from the BBC Performing Arts Fund is being used
We now have our own playlist on YouTube containing the videos taken at activities funded through our grant from the BBC Performing Arts Fund’s Young People’s Musical Theatre Scheme.
Bolsover Drama Group secures a grant from the BBC Performing Arts Fund
Bolsover Drama Group are proud to have been chosen as a recipient of a grant of £2900 from the BBC Performing Arts Fund as part of their Young People’s Musical Theatre scheme
Tomorrow's Climate, Today's Challenge
In 2007 Bolsover Drama Group’s Youth Section were awarded a most prestigious award from DEFRA to educate residents of Bolsover and the surrounding area about the causes and effects of climate change.
To achieve this the youth section have been awarded a grant to produce a free DVD of a short film written by and starring members of Bolsover Drama Group Youth Section.
The youth section were also busy setting up base-line questionnaires and learning more about rising temperatures and were involved in the planning and production of the DVDs and the running of this website so the project can go world-wide! They learnt many transferable skills from this project, not normally available from such a Group.
We hope you find the information presented on this site informative and that you can gain a better understanding of climate change and how everyone can do their bit to help prevent it.
Watch the Climate Challenge video
You can watch the Climate Challenge video produced and performed by members of the Youth Section
Climate Challenge – You CAN make a difference
An article about the Climate Challenge project written by Bolsover Drama Group for the NODA magazine.
An introduction to the Climate Challenge project
The brief of the Climate Challenge project