A supportive environment where young people (aged 5-18) 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?

The Winter term will run from Sunday 31 October to Sunday 12 December 2021 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; and Beacons (aged 14-18 years) meeting for two hours.

Book your place online or, if you’ve any queries, drop us a line.


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!

Submerge 2020

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