Who we are
The Young People's Theatre is our youth theatre for 11 - 17 year olds.
We run term-time drama workshops every Thursday evening here at the People's Theatre, where the group improvise, rehearse, play theatre games and discover more about all aspects of theatre.
We stage three to four productions each year, giving all our youth theatre members the opportunity to participate both on and off stage.
We pride ourselves on a rich and varied programme, and we know that young people have the potential to bring great theatre to the stage.
Our recent YPT productions include The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe adpt by Glyn Robbins from the book by CS Lewis; Tuesday by Alison Carr; Through the Looking Glass adpt from the novel by Lewis Carroll; Superglue by Tim Crouch; The Changing Room by Chris Bush and The Witches by Roald Dahl. Our co-productions with the adult theatre include More Light by Bryony Lavery and Treasure Island adpt from the novel by Robert Louis Stephenson.
We believe youth theatre can develop confidence as well as theatrical skills, and is a great way to meet new people from across our region.
Some of the things our young people have said about us –
“The people are great, the workshops are useful and the shows are fantastic!” (Jamie)
“It’s really helped with my confidence and acting skills. It is a great place to make new friends.” (Julia)
“I’ve been part of the Young People’s Theatre for about 5 years, I honestly don’t know where I’d be without it! It’s taught me all sorts from how to socialise with everyone to how to do an audition!” (Anna)
” Everyone is fun to be around and it’s a great club” (Maeve)
“The Young People’s Theatre has given me great experiences in drama, and lots of confidence to do more plays” (Patrick)
Annual membership is £30. A reduced fee of £18 is available to young people from low income families.
Our places are limited so there is often a waiting list.
Currently young people wait between 6 – 18 months for a place.
We have one or two new members sessions each year, in April and September, and we contact people to come to open days via email.
You can apply to join at any time after your tenth birthday (but you must be 11 years old before you can take part).
Click [here] for the online Application Form
Please note, there is no step-free access to the rehearsal rooms where Youth Theatre sessions take place.
Please email email@example.com if you have any questions.