Genesis Youth Theatre Group

WAA Photo Gallery!

Over the years we have taken lots of photos to remember shows and we have now collated over 12,000 photos from over 110 shows into our online Photo Gallery for everyone to see. We intend to continue to add new photos from shows as they happen.

The Photo Gallery is available from the top menu on our website. We hope you enjoy taking a trip down memory lane!

There are photos all the way back to the 90’s and, since 2007, we have been lucky enough to have Andy Jones from Shooting Pixels take professional photos of our shows for us (and he does this completely free!). We are incredibly grateful to have such a talented photographer give up his time. Thanks Andy.

If you have any photos from previous shows that aren’t listed here, please do get in touch using the Contact Us section of the website… we’d love to add more photos to help archive the past.

Genesis get made up!

Rob Spurway Genesis Youth Theatre Group December 15, 2021 Leave a reply

During the penultimate session of term company members get to grips with Special Effects make-up, the session was led by Jane from Fat Cat Theatre Company. The entire company really enjoyed themselves and will be utilising the skills learnt next term!

WAA Programme November – December 2021


Event Location Date/Time Contact Notes
“A Walk Down With Shaftesbury Avenue” A Tues 16th – Sat 20th Nov (7.30pm Daily + Matinee 20th 2.30pm)  Buy Tickets:
In person at Odettes Tearoom, Wellington High Street
Telephone 01823 240063
Online at
Our House – Launch Night A Mon 22nd Nov, 7.30pm  
Our House – Workshop 1 A Mon 29th Nov, 7.30pm  


Event Location Date/Time Contact Notes
Our House – Workshop 2 A Thurs 2nd Dec, 7.30pm  
Christmas Cabaret A Sat 4th Dec, 7.30pm  
Being Berlin – charity show A Sat 11th Dec, 2.30pm & 7.30pm John W (01823 667112)
Our House Auditions A Sun 12th Dec, 09.00 onwards
Acoustic Music Club M Sat 18th Dec, 7.30pm
WAA Christmas Evening A Sun 19th Dec, 7.30pm


A= Arts Centre, main hall

M = Arts Centre, multi-function room

A Genesis for Genesis – A Bright New Start for Wellington’s Youth Theatre Group.

Rob Spurway Genesis Youth Theatre Group September 22, 2021 Leave a reply

Following their recent EGM, required due to the majority of previous committee members moving away to pursue other interests or having Covid-related changes to their circumstances, the youth theatre group of Wellington Arts Association, GENESIS has a new committee, led by Rob Spurway and is pleased to announce that sessions will re-commence on Wednesday 6 October 2021 at the Arts Centre, Eight Acre Lane, Wellington, 7pm to 9pm.

The Youth Theatre Group is for children in school years 7 to 11. They always have an amazing amount of fun learning all aspects of theatre – stage craft, singing, characterisation, how to make and use props, understanding and using sound and lighting effects, script writing, choreography, costume design, slap-stick and much, much more. They will perform a Christmas cabaret in December this year and a summer show in 2022.

The Arts Association is a non-profit community organisation which supports the youth members of Genesis and all these rewarding experiences, delivered by experienced people with many years in the theatre environment, both onstage and behind the scenes, can be enjoyed for the junior annual membership fee of just £7.00. That’s around 30p per week, term time for quality and fun theatrical education.

If your child would like to be involved, please email and they will contact you.

It is AGM time!

The WAA and Critics club are holding their Annual General Meeting on 7th September, starting promptly at 7.30pm. On the same night, Genesis will hold an Extraordinary General Meeting.

AGMs and EGMs are a good time to take stock of the previous 12 months, hear from the Chairmans of the groups, find out what money has been spent on and elect a new committee for the next 12 months.

To be able to become a committee member or vote on matters at the meeting you must be a paid-up WAA member!

The notices of the AGMs and EGMs are attached below.

WAA Programme September – October 2021


Event Location Date/Time Contact Notes
AGMs: WAA, Critics Club + Genesis EGM A Tues 7th Sept 19.00  Open to the public but must be WAA members to vote/stand for committee positions
“Last night of the Proms” M Sat 11th Sept 18.00  Members-only
Acoustic Music club M Sat 18th Sept 19.30  
Opsoc in the park Park Sun 26th Sept  


Event Location Date/Time Contact Notes
“The Elements – Songs of Fire Earth and Water” – John Walker Band. A 2nd Oct evening & 3rd Oct matinee John W (01823 667112)  There will be a bucket collection for Wellington Hospital League of Friends.
Acoustic Music club M Sat 16th October 19.30  


A= Arts Centre, main hall

M = Arts Centre, multi-function room