Youth Theatre for Young Carers in Oldham.

Date published: 06 October 2021

Wild Things Performing Arts CIC is to partner with charity ‘Positive Steps’ to deliver a new Youth Theatre for Young Carers in Oldham.  

The Youth Theatre will provide acting, singing and dance lessons as well as giving young participants the opportunity to perform in Community shows, parades and carnivals.

Julie Brewis, Youth Worker on the Positive Steps Young Carers Team, said “Because of their caring responsibilities (young carers) are sometimes not as confident.

"It can have a big impact on them socially. I think Wild Things will help them to be more confident, encourage them to be more open, build self esteem.

"Just being with others really and expressing themselves, I think it would be really good for them”.

There are over 150 children, from the age of 8, identified as Young Carers in the Oldham area, with maybe hundreds more unidentified children caring for a parent, sibling or other family member.

Wild Things have been providing community performing arts tuition for over 10 years in the borough and want to offer these young people a space to be creative, have fun and spend some time away from their adult responsibilities.

A Crowdfunder has been set up to raise funds to make the Youth Theatre happen, with many fantastic rewards for donors, including; 1:1 singing lessons with West End Musical Director, Michael Riley, tickets to the Panto at Oldham Coliseum and much, much more.  

The Crowdfunder needs to raise £15,000 in the next 4 weeks. 

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