Young People

Youth Theatre

Weekly sessions per term
Aged 8-19? Interested in creating and making theatre? Come and learn new skills and techniques in acting and performance in one of our 5 Youth Theatre groups.

Working in a supportive group led by theatre practitioners you will learn about the process of theatre making including back stage areas like technical theatre, leadership, events management and writing for theatre.

All Youth Theatre groups work towards an annual show that is produced for the stage at Derby Theatre.

Youth Theatre groups

Years 4-6

Tuesdays, 5pm – 6:30pm or Saturdays, 9:30am – 11am

Years 7-9

Thursdays, 5pm – 6:30pm or Sundays, 12pm – 1:30pm

Years 10-13

Fridays, 6pm – 8pm or Sundays, 2pm – 4pm

Connections Company (Ages 13-19)

Saturdays, 11:30am-1:30pm

Site-Specific Company (Ages 11-16)

Sundays, 10:00am-11:30am

Waiting List Applications

Please be aware that the Youth Theatre is very popular and we have a waiting list in place for all the groups.

To register your interest and join the waiting list, please download and complete the application form and email it to us using the button below.



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We couldn't do it without you

Our Youth Theatre is not possible without the incredible support of our funders.




Time: Various times
Age guidance: 8 - 19 year olds


Standard: £100 per term
Half Price Bursary: £50 per term

Meet the Team

Caroline Barth

17-25s Theatre Makers Leader

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Tom Craig

Youth Theatre Leader (Years 10-13)

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Laura Ryder

Youth Theatre Leader (Years 7-9 & 10-13)

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Zoe Lack

Creative Learning Assistant

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Sarah Hailstones

Years 4-6 Leader

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Kai Bools

Site Specific Leader

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