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Live Youth Theatre

Are you aged between 11 and 25? Do you want to learn new skills, meet new people and perform?

Live Youth Theatre is a perfect way to get a taste for theatre or to develop performance skills with our friendly and supportive team of theatre professionals. And - there are no auditions or fees to pay.

The region’s largest FREE youth theatre has a lot to be excited about as this year we are celebrating our 21st Birthday. As well as developing skills, building confidence and performing, young people in our Youth Theatre will work with some of the most exciting theatre makers and writers in the UK,  and be given the opportunity to get involved in some of the other surprises and secrets that are yet to be revealed.

Live Youth Theatre meet weekly throughout the year. Over three exciting terms young people will develop their skills in stage craft, develop a new play to perform on the stage and explore scripts that have been produced and performed here at Live Theatre.

Term Dates

Skilling Up: Monday 1 October - Sunday 16 December

From Scratch: Monday 7 January – Sunday 7 April

Off The Page: Monday 13 May – Sunday 14 July

Sessions are once a week one of the following nights:

Mondays 11 - 13 years     5pm - 7pm
                       17 - 25 years    7pm - 9pm

Tuesdays   14 - 16 years   6pm - 8pm 

Wednesdays 14 - 16 years  6pm - 8pm

Thursdays 11 - 13 years  5pm - 7pm
                          17 - 25 years  7pm - 9pm 


Applications are now closed to join Live Youth Theatre for academic year 2018/19.

Applicants were notified by Friday 7 September to confirm their place, and which group they are in, or that they have to added to a waiting list for a place to become available. 

Applications for 19/20 academic year opens Monday 19 August 2019.

If you have any questions regarding our Youth Theatre, please email the team using the button below. 

  • Arts Council England
  • Community Foundation
  • European Regional Development Fund
  • National Lottery Fund
  • National Lottery Fund
  • National Lottery Fund