A supportive environment where young people (aged 5-14) can develop their skills and interest in theatre. Bring ideas and stories alive on stage, improve your confidence and work as a team. Most of all – have fun!


Beacon Youth Theatre (or just BYT) is a place where young people use their imagination, share their ideas, tell real life stories and then collaborate to bring them to life on stage. It’s a positive and supportive environment, open to all and there’s no need to audition.


Everyone who participates is encouraged to see how they can use their voice to effect change in the world through the art of theatre and performance, while gaining experience in creating devised performances and plays, improvising and learning theatre performance, writing and backstage skills. We currently have around 80 members and our weekly workshops are laid-back giving young people the freedom (and confidence) to be themselves, be creative and make new friends – all experiences that will last a lifetime.

Interested in coming on board?

Yes BYT is back! Always wanted to try youth theatre but didn’t want to sign up for a term?

Come along for a free taster. For those of you who came along before our lives were turned upside down, welcome back we’ve missed you! Our inclusive classes offer a supportive environment where young people (aged 5-14) can develop their performance skills, grow in confidence and explore their creative potential.

We aim to inspire, excite and give everyone the chance to shine by bringing your ideas and stories alive in the studio and on stage. Join us every Sunday for lots of fun and an opportunity to make new friends!

The Spring term will run from Sunday 1 May - Sunday 19 June with Glowbugs (aged 5-8 years) meeting for 45 minutes; Little Sparks (aged 8 11 years) meeting for one hour; Flames (aged 11-14 years) meeting for an hour and a half.

To book a FREE taster session, please call us on 01475 723723 or email info@beaconartscentre.co.uk.

Bursary-supported and concession places 

We firmly believe that cost should not be a barrier to participation so we’re delighted to be able offer a limited number of bursary-supported and concession places each year (big thanks to The Bridge Awards for making this possible). Find out more!

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