Last autumn we launched our new creative Learning Centre in the corner of the Market Place and our Youth Theatre sits at the heart of this space. Now over 150 local young people join in each week - sign up for this coming autumn term and join them!

Young performers have the opportunity to make new friends and learn new performance skills with the support of our professional theatre practitioners. Each term they'll create showcase sharings for parents, as well as produce large-scale biennial performances with a fully-professional creative team.

As an openly accessible youth theatre, there is no audition process and registration works on a first come, first served basis.

Spring 2019

In order to rehearse for the 2019 production of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, sessions in the Spring term will not follow the usual timetable. A rehearsal schedule has been sent to all Youth Theatre members taking part. Any new submissions for members joining from January 2019 please note that the session times will differ from the timetable listed on this webpage.

The last date that new submissions will be invited to a trial session is Saturday 3 February. Any submissions received between Saturday 3 February and Friday 3 May will be invited to join the Summer 2019 term.

Please note that the Junior Year 5&6 group is at full capacity. Any further submissions will be added to the waiting list.

The Spring 2019 term will start week commencing Monday 7 January.

Once this form has been processed you will receive an email inviting to your child to a no obligation taster session.

Youth Theatre is not priced pro rata, and rather at full term and half term joining points (for new members only).

Sibling discounts and bursary options are available.

Please note: Parents/guardians must complete a registration form for each child. If your child is involved in multiple groups (i.e. Youth Dance and Youth Theatre), you will need to complete a registration form for both as they act as a permission slip for the activity, not the child.

Register Your Child

Participant's Information


Each child will need to complete a registration form, but by completing this section you will be eligible for our sibling discount.

Emergency Contact

By completing this form you agree to us contacting you in the case of an emergency.

This will be used for correspondence about the group


If a group leader is unable to run a session due to illness we will do our utmost to provide cover and avoid cancellation. In the unlikely event that we are unable to do this, or give sufficient notice that a Youth Theatre session has to be cancelled, a member of our Front of House team will use the details you provide on this form to contact you by phone to inform you of arrangements.


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