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Live Youth Theatre 23/24 (Newcastle & Sunderland)

Young people aged 10 - 25 (school year 6 upwards) - ages 10-14 for Sunderland Youth Theatre,  meet new friends, develop self-confidence and create original plays that reflect their views and opinions in weekly sessions delivered by some of the most exciting theatre makers in the region.

Live Youth Theatre meet weekly throughout the school year, starting in late September. Split into two exciting parts, 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.  Live Youth Theatre is the largest FREE theatre and drama programme for young people in the North East of England running groups from both our Live Theatre venue in Newcastle, and at The Fire Station in Sunderland.

We are now accepting new members for the 2023/24 academic year!

PLEASE NOTE: Groups for ages 17-25 are now FULL. 

The year will be split into two parts and will run on the following dates:

Part 1 - Week Beginning Monday 18 September 2023 – Week Beginning Monday 4 December 2023 (excluding the week of 30 October 2023 where there will be a break for half term).

Part 2 - Week Beginning Monday 15 January 2024 – Week Beginning Monday 18 March 2024 (excluding the week of 19 February 2023 for the half term break).

Showbacks - will take place over the weekend of Saturday 23 & Sunday 24 March 2024 (with tech rehearsals taking place in the theatre during the week prior to this – dates/times TBC.)

There will also be a dress rehearsal which everybody will be required to attend outside of the usual group sessions on Friday 22 March 2024 (times TBC).

PLEASE NOTE: Places are limited & will be allocated on a first come first served basis. If you are registering for Newcastle please select more than one group to increase your chances of getting a place this year. All places will be confirmed by Monday 4 September 2023.

Thanks to the The Shears Foundation and The John D Fund at The Community Foundation for their generous support.

PLEASE NOTE: Applications for Youth Theatre groups in Newcastle are now closed. To add your name to the waiting list, please contact the team using the email address below.

SUNDERLAND - Apply for a place at Live Youth Theatre

Make a donation to our Children and Young People's fund to help us keep Youth Theatre free for participants

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