Youngsters show the dangers of drugs

Harlaw Academy pupils at ‘Choices for Life’ premiere

Members of Phoenix Youth Theatre have been congratulated by Police Scotland this week, following the premiere of a short film they've made to highlight the dangers of drug misuse.

Alexandra Smith and Darcy Stewart appeared alongside a number of their Harlaw Academy classmates as part of 'Choices for Life' - a project they've been working on with Station House Media Unit (SHMU).

As the film premiered today at the Belmont Filmhouse, in front of fellow pupils and invited guests, we could not be more proud of the pair of them.

Garthdee gets the Greatest Show

The Greatest Showman corporate entertainment team from Phoenix Theatre

It was a night to remember at the Inchgarth Community Centre last night, as Phoenix Theatre's corporate team brought the glitz and glamour of 'The Greatest Showman' to the 10th annual Garthdee Spirit of the Community Awards.

Our dancers lit up the room with some of the hit film's most iconic songs and had many of the city's finest cheering along with every move.

P.T. Barnum may or may not have said "The noblest art is that of making others happy", but on this night Phoenix Theatre brought that rule to life.

Andrew awarded for his talent

Phoenix Youth Theatre pupil Andrew Taylor

Phoenix Youth Theatre would like to send a big congratulations to one of our young stars, Andrew, who recently came third in Auchenblae's Got Talent.

It's not the first time Andrew has graced the spotlight, as he took his school by storm with a poem in honour of Burns Day earlier this year.

We predict he'll be snatching the top crown and many more accolades in years to come.

One for sorrow, two for joy

Phoenix Youth Theatre junior pupil Emma performing with Ellen Kent Opera

Phoenix Theatre and Phoenix Youth Theatre were delighted to once again be part of Ellen Kent & Opera International's professional touring productions, as they travelled to the Caird Hall in Dundee yesterday.

We provided a group of adults and youngsters for Madama Butterfly, including Emma Lewis, one of Phoenix Youth Theatre's littlest Juniors, who stepped into the shoes of Sorrow.

Phoenix Theatre have been providing groups of adults and children for Ellen Kent tours since 2007.

The nicest kids in Aberdeen

Phoenix Theatre corporate entertainment team performing Hairspray at Aberdeen Beach Ballroom

Phoenix Theatre's corporate team were delighted to perform for the Burgesses of Aberdeen this week at the city's Beach Ballroom.

As part of the 'This is our City' dinner and event, our dancers performed their classic and much-loved Hairspray routine to rapturous applause. It was an honour and a pleasure for everyone involved.

A curious tale of iTunes success

Curious Tales ghost story podcast

Everyone in the Phoenix family has been delighted for one of our stars and Phoenix Youth Theatre Junior Class teachers, whose new podcast has shot up the iTunes charts.

Jonnie Milne's classic ghost and horror story podcast, 'Curious Tales' debuted last month and overtook longstanding shows such as The Archers last week, racking up over 10,000 listeners.

The show, which can be found on iTunes and SoundCloud, sees Jonnie perform some of his favourite classic horror stories, from the likes of M.R. James, Edgar Allan Poe and H.P. Lovecraft.

Its success was featured in Aberdeen's Evening Express newspaper and you can find that full story by clicking here.

Olivia is set for RADA

Phoenix Youth Theatre star Olivia Thom in Oklahoma

Everyone in Phoenix Theatre & Phoenix Youth Theatre are sending the warmest of congratulations to one of our dearest young stars, who has accepted a place at the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

Olivia Thom has had a special place in Phoenix Youth Theatre over the years - first starting as one of our smallest pupils over 10 years ago before returning to take the stage by storm more recently, including her star turn as Ado Annie in 'Oklahoma'.

She is set to start RADA's Foundation Course in Acting next month and we could not be more proud of her - or jealous of her new classmates for getting to watch her star continue to shine!