Youth Theatre is dynamic and inclusive, and firmly places young people at the centre of the creative process.
Sessions are delivered by industry professionals allowing young people to experiment with a range of techniques within a playful and supportive environment. Youth Theatre is offered on a Pay What You Decide basis, with completely subsidised places available ensuring that there are no financial barriers to participation.
The next Youth Theatre term begins in September 2023 and sessions are as follows:
Age 4 – 6 years (Thursdays, 4.15pm – 5.15pm @ The Blakehay Theatre)
Age 7 – 11 years (Thursday’s, 4.30pm – 5.30pm @ Front Room)
Age 12 – 16 years (Thursday’s, 6pm – 7.30pm @ Weston College, Knightstone Campus)
If you would like to find out more and/or register your interest, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘I didn’t think drama was for me but my friend dragged me in and I love it! I never thought I would have the confidence to do a show but I did and I am so proud. My mental health isn’t great and I don’t always go to school but being part of Youth Theatre makes me feel braver about the world.’
Youth Theatre member
‘What you do for these young people is inspiring and life-changing. Creativity is so essential for individual growth and community and that shone on stage tonight. Youth Theatre clearly changes the way that these young people see themselves and gives them a voice. Thank you!’
Parent of Youth Theatre member
‘Youth Theatre is like a sunny day every Thursday!’
Youth Theatre member, aged 4
‘Everyone needs Youth Theatre in their lives because everyone has a right to be listened to and have fun!
This group isn’t just about drama – it is about finding your voice and having that voice listened to. It is about finding friends and not just people who think like you. This is a safe space to be whoever you want to be – everyone is accepted here.’
Youth Theatre Member
‘Sometimes it can be hard to find groups for children with SEN. You get to know the look of the group leader at the end of the session when they ask for a ‘quick word’. My son has been welcomed and valued at Youth Theatre. He runs out laughing and the ‘quick word’ is telling me how he has done something amazing that I might not get to hear about. Leaders really go the extra mile and I really appreciate that as I have a happy child.’
Youth Theatre parent