Community Youth Theatres

As any theatre lover would agree, we believe that every child should have the opportunity to experience theatre. But for many young people, especially those who live in the most disadvantaged areas of Nottingham, the chances to take part in theatre are virtually non-existent.

In 2015, we launched our very first community youth theatre in Bulwell for Year groups 5 -7, and the success of this programme convinced us to expand our efforts into other areas of the city.

To help with the development of our community youth theatre programme, we set up our Shine Appeal, with the aim of raising £30,000 to fund 5 youth theatres and give the opportunity for children to learn life-enhancing skills. We have now been successful in raising over £31,000 for Shine and will be starting new community youth theatres this autumn.

If you would like to know more about our community youth theatres, please email Laura Rutty on To donate to our Shine Appeal, please visit here

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Bulwell Youth Theatre

Bulwell Youth Theatre is the first of Nottingham Playhouse's community youth theatres.