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Weʼre raising £2,000 to fund TakeOver Festival

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TakeOver is an annual festival run entirely by young people, who are supported and mentored by industry professionals. TakeOver programme, produce and deliver a large scale theatre and arts festival at York Theatre Royal and across the city. We're very excited to be collaborating with York Mediale ( this year to work together on a Festival of Theatre and Media Arts. We plan to create performances, exhibitions and run workshops focusing on local stories and important historical buildings. Through our collaboration with York Mediale we will use Media Arts to make and present exciting, contemporary work.

"We believe that through active participation in the project, young people will remember these stories and pass on their legacy by creating new, dynamic pieces of art and theatre that will make an impact on the community. We hope that it will improve the community's relationship with historical sights and encourage people to view them as places that they can make the most of, as well as discover more about Media Arts and how they can be used to combine the past and present and create exciting pieces." - Jessy Roberts, Artistic Director 2018


We exist to give young people the opportunity to gain valuable real life work experience and professional industry mentoring and support whilst having the freedom to programme and produce a large scale arts festival. We exist to inspire and cultivate the potential of young people in our community through the creative arts and withhold our reputation nationally as an innovator in the field.


Talent – To recognise the talent and potential of young people, emerging young professionals and companies

Arts – To create an innovative and diverse arts festival programme

Knowledge – To develop professional skills and knowledge with support from YTR and York Mediale whilst also sharing the knowledge and insight of young people with YTR and YM

Engage – To engage with as wide an audience as possible - old and new

Outreach – To widen participation within the arts and the YTR/YM community

Valuable – To deliver a valuable experience for all participants and mentors and ensure TakeOver is a valuable addition to the YTR and YM programme and contributes to the culture of organisation

Experience – To offer real professional industry experience and mentorship

Relationships – To develop relationships with the YTR and YM teams, the community and beyond


We need YOUR help to make this amazing festival happen. Please donate whatever you can, however big or small. Help us TAKEOVER and SPEAK OUT.

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    • Caitlin Hazell

      Caitlin Hazell

      Jun 26, 2018

      Good luck guys!




      Jun 13, 2018


    • Jools Rebbeck

      Jools Rebbeck

      Jun 12, 2018

      Takeover is fantastic! Lots of luck with your target.


    • Judith Clay

      Judith Clay

      Jun 12, 2018

      Because you all work so hard!


    • Jackie Edwards

      Jackie Edwards

      Jun 11, 2018

      Whar a wonderful and empowering project! Best of luck with it!


    • Anonymous


      Jun 11, 2018

      Good luck team! You are a seriously talented bunch of young people and I wish you every success!

    • Josh Wren

      Josh Wren

      Jun 8, 2018


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