Ready to Play: The Faust Festival 2018

The Faust Festival is a showcase for our youth theatre groups ages 4 to 16, a chance for our young actors to demonstrate their creativity, talent and commitment at a professional performance space. Since 2000, we have staged over 1,000 performances with over 8,000 members acting out exciting stories for audiences.

New Stories, Old Favourites
Each year we have a selection of new plays as well as old favourites to perform. New plays this year include The Frog Prince, Sky Pirates of Neverland, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Wild Things, The Odyssey and more! Returning shows include Hollywood Shakespeare, What You Will, Arabian Nights and more, given to different groups to allow everybody to experience something different each year.

The selection was carefully curated by the Faust Team of leaders to allow our young actors to tell fun and engaging stories and perform as one of the many fantastic and colourful characters.

Combined Efforts
Over the years the Faust Festival has grown in size and number. To make this experience be the best it can be, our younger members will be performing their version of the same tale. Our 4 to 5 year olds will perform Peter Rabbit and our 6 to 7 year olds will perform either The Bremen Town Musicians or The Curious Chase of the Gingerbread Man. This combined approach allowed us to share resources as well as increase production values on props and set. We can’t wait to show you what is in store!

A Tale of Two Venues
For our younger age groups 4 to 11, we will continue to stage their shows at the HK Arts Centre in Wan Chai, our home for the Faust Festival for over 15 years. For our older age groups 12 to 16, we wanted to present a larger space to challenge their performance capabilities at Youth Square in Chai Wan. Each professional theatre venue is ideally suited for their age ranges.

Every Actor’s Moment to Shine
One of the many reasons our Faust Festival has continue to grow with many returning members is the shared opportunity for all to perform their best. Our scripts are chosen carefully with every director keenly aware of individual abilities and fair division of roles. We write and edit our plays with our students in mind to ensure that everyone has their moment to shine. 

A Theatrical Feast for the Family
The Faust Festival is a 4 week extravaganza full of fun, excitement and surprises. It is a chance to entertain family and friends with stories of adventure, friendship, humanity and love. At the core of our work, we want our actors to seize the opportunity to perform and increase their capacity to be creative and brave in front of audiences. Each and every child is important to us and each moment they choose to step into the spotlight and speak up is a winning moment for all. 

Tickets to the Faust Festival 2018 are now available at URBTIX! Click here to learn more about this year's extravaganza.


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