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Youth Theatre

Youth Theatre

It’s been over a year since we have been able to work with all the amazing young people who are part of our Youth Theatre and we can’t wait to get back into the building to welcome you all back!

We are excited to launch our new Youth Theatre programme which will provide all of our young members the opportunity to perform on the main stage at Theatre Royal, each year, starting in 2022.

From September 2021 our sessions in Theatre Royal will restart. We will still have groups for young people aged 5-15 but we are also extending our offer to include a new, older group.

We want to make sure that every young person in our Youth Theatre knows that they are an important part of Theatre Royal. We don’t want anyone to miss out on a chance to join in and so we are providing a small number of assisted places, available to those who need them.

If you would like to take part in our new Youth Theatre from September then please complete our application form and indicate which group you would like to join. We will contact you with the offer of a place when a space becomes available.

3 very young children perform in costumes as part of our Youth Theatre

Stage 1

For young people in school years 1 & 2.

Sessions are held on Saturdays at 10.00am or 12.30pm

A young and excited girl takes part in our youth theatre

Stage 2

For young people in schools years 3 &4.

Sessions are on Fridays at 6.00pm

3 young children in a school workshop, smiling.

Stage 3

For young people in school years 5 & 6.

Sessions are on Fridays at 6.00pm

A young male member of our Youth Theatre, smiling.

Stage 4

For young people in school years 7 – 9.

Sessions are held on Thursdays at 6.30pm

A workshop showing participants working with sticks

Stage 5

For young people in school years 10+ (Max. age 19)

Sessions are on Tuesdays at 7.00pm

Digital Youth

Our Digital Youth term begins in April and is suitable for young people aged 7-11. Join us for 6 weekly sessions over Zoom to create a new soap opera Our New World. Working with one of our Creative Team, young people will work on story and script ideas based upon their experiences over the last year and think about what the future may hold before performing their work in a live rehearsed reading.


To sign up to our Youth Theatre please complete an application form. If you do not hear from us with 5 days of completing an application, or you would like to get in touch, please contact us by email:


Youth Theatre Application

  • Child's Details

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Please tell us which stage you would like your child to join.
  • Please provide us with details of any disabilities, health conditions or allergies your child has. Our Youth Theatre is an inclusive provision and we want to ensure we do all we can to help support your child.
  • Please tell us about any special talents or hobbies that your child has.
  • Please tell us if your child has a friend who is already a member of our Youth Theatre. Where possible, we will place your child in the same group.
  • Your Details

  • If different from your child's main address
  • Emergency Contact Details

  • If you are an emergency contact for your child, leave this blank and please only provide us with the details of a second contact.
  • If you are an emergency contact for your child, leave this blank or provide us with an alternative contact number for you.
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