Non-Verbal Youth Theatre End of term Celebration ends on a high note

Non-Verbal Youth Theatre End of term Celebration ends on a high note

GeeWizz Charity recently attended the Theatre Royal’s Non-Verbal Youth Theatre’s end-of-term celebration, for a brilliant afternoon of fun. The session was led by the Junk Orchestra and their array of creative and unusual instruments. Have you ever heard a flip-flop-aphone? Or played a BBQ drum? Or maybe even a bike wheel? Well, we have, and it is so much fun.

Aileen Belsberg, CEO of GeeWizz Charity said “It was heart-warming to see the incredible programme achieved by Theatre Royal, enjoyed by so many children. The interaction of the children was a delight to see, showing real trust – a credit to the programme and team – and something we are very proud to be funding.”

The Theatre’s Non-Verbal Programme, is organised for children who are learning disabled or neurodivergent, supporting them to express their creativity in a friendly and creative environment. The fun sessions also allow children to make new friends and create a community for parents and children alike.

Theatre Royal currently run two groups for the Non-Verbal programme, a Juniors, and a Seniors for over 13s. Bury St Edmunds is the only professional theatre in West Suffolk offering a programme of its kind.

GeeWizz Charity’s £50,000 funding made possible by the Ed Sheeran: Made in Suffolk Legacy Auction and many kind supporters, has secured Theatre Royal’s new Non-Verbal Youth Theatre groups until 2025.

Find out more about the Theatre Royal’s Programme at their website here

“It was heart-warming to see the incredible programme achieved by Theatre Royal, enjoyed by so many children. The interaction of the children was a delight to see, showing real trust – a credit to the programme and team."

Aileen Belsberg, GeeWizz CEO