Join Next Stage Youth

About us:

Next Stage is one of the UK’s most innovative and adventurous non-professional theatre companies. Based
in the city of Bath, a World Heritage site located in the West of England, Next Stage was founded in 1994
and has established a reputation for its award winning drama focusing on 20th and 21st century plays.

Key attributes of the company are:

Being Part Of The Company:

Below are some quotes from actors and crew within Next Stage, describing what it is is like to be part of the company.

Next Stage performing 'His Dark Materials' at the Minack Theatre, Cornwall

“With Next Stage: On Stage - great plays with talented casts and directed with vision. Back Stage - a dedicated and clever crew team. Off Stage - warm and generous friends.”

“However small one’s contribution, it’s great to be part of a team that is so friendly, so creative and so successful. Next Stage never stands still.”

”… and in his time a man may play many parts – I certainly have in my short time with Next Stage.”

“If only my poor old mum could see me now! Support to a band of mummers/strolling players/rude mechanicals; but it’s such fun, Ma!”

“Next Stage has a ‘family feel’ to it – I’ve played two mothers (“All My Sons” and “Mother Courage”) and a brother (Valverde in “The Royal Hunt of the Sun”).”

“The sky’s the limit and everyone’s a star.”

“Thank you Next Stage for sending me round the world as an American longshoreman, an Equadorian interpreter, a Russian peasant, a French major domo, an East-German villager, and five Italian brothers in Bath, Bristol and Cornwall.”

” ‘All the world’s a stage …’ which should be daunting but Next Stage looks after its family with friendship, support, encouragement, great teamwork, and terrific productions. I’m Next Stage struck!”