A theatre production tells a story to the audience through dramatic texts and actions. Actors in a theatre play are given a role to play. Some plays allow for improvising, others require the actors to memorise pre-written texts and events that take place on the stage.
Children and adolescents in theatre groups usually meet on several nights during the week for rehearsals. There are also many theatre groups – also called dramatic societies and similar – for adults. It is usual to present one or more productions per year. Preparations are comprehensive and the opportunities to express oneself creatively are many, in addition to being an actor. Elements such as lighting, stage scenery, makeup, costumes, sound and special effects are just some of the things one can contribute with a theatre group. Drama and theatre is an excellent learning tool for group co-operation and building self-confidence.