A Lymm theatre group, which was started during lockdown, has welcomed members to their face to face classes after spending months delivering workshops online.

Minerva Arts kept young people engaged, entertained and stimulated during the pandemic with virtual sessions keeping spirits up.

Not only did the theatre company maintain their existing groups in Cheshire but they also created new ones in Lymm and Middlewich, building the confidence of members during the uncertain Covid-19 times.

The face to face classes are where youth sessions come to life with ideas built around young people, whether they are orphans who run away to become pirates or people trying to find their way out of an escape room.

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Mandy Roscoe, Minerva Youth Theatre manager, said: “Growing up with a disabled parent there were not always opportunities for me to focus on purely my own needs.

“I joined youth theatre when I was six years old and never looked back.

“Youth theatre built up my self esteem and social skills and it allowed me to become the confident and independent adult I am today.

“I made friendships for life and at thirty four years old still maintain those relationships now.

“I actually performed many times with the founder of Minerva Arts!” Minerva Youth Theatre helps to promote positive mental attitudes, allowing young people to form strong friendships while they explore the arts.

The group offers free taster sessions for anyone wanting to join and more information is available by visiting www.minervaarts.com