Youth Theatre

Light up with Nottingham Playhouse Youth Theatre

We make great theatre for and with everyone who wants to discover and awaken their creativity. For ages from 18 months to 18 years, come and explore, develop and perform at the Playhouse.

• Explore and develop creative and performance skills.
• Build self-confidence and social skills.
• Develop skills in collaborating with others
• Take part in a public performance – we host a week-long festival in July, featuring all youth theatre groups in a professional performance space, the Neville Studio at Nottingham Playhouse.

How does it work?

Each term is 10 weeks long, and the content of each term will support the development of the individual, a sense of ensemble, teamwork, learning and of course lots of fun. The ages specified for each group are a guide. Participants can join the group in which they feel most able to thrive. We are always happy to discuss your individual child’s needs.

Booking are open to all, on a first come first served basis.

Term 1 (Sep – Nov)
Term 2 (Jan – Apr)
Term 3 (May – Jul)


At Little Playhouse

Monday mornings, 10- 11am
Term 2: Monday 14 January – Monday 1 April 2019 (excluding Mon 18 & Mon 25 Feb)
For little ones to enjoy with their grown-ups.
Find our more here.


Monday evenings, 4.30pm – 5.30pm
Term 2: Monday 14 January – Monday 1 April 2019 (excluding Mon 18 & Mon 25 Feb)
For school years 1, 2 + 3
Price: £60 per term


Wednesday evenings, 4.30 to 6.00pm
Term 2: Wednesday 16 January – Wednesday 3 April 2019 (excluding Wed 20 & Wed 27 Feb)
For school years 4, 5 + 6
Price: £65 per term


Thursday evenings, 4.30 to 6.00pm
Term 2: Thursday 17 January – Thursday 4 April 2019 (excluding Thu 21 & Thu 28 Feb)
For school years 7, 8 + 9
Price: £65 per term


Tuesday evenings, 4.30pm to 6.30pm
Term 2: Tuesday 15 January – Tuesday 2 April 2019 (excluding Tue 19 & Tue 26 Feb)
For school years 10, 11, 12 +13
Price: £75 per term


To book your place in one of our Youth Theatre groups please contact the Box Office on 0115 941 9419.

If your son or daughter is interested in joining and you would like to speak to a member of the team about the different groups, please call 0115 947 4361 or email

Please note that the demand for these groups is very high and we advise to book well in advance.

If your child would like to observe one session before committing to joining the youth theatre, please contact to arrange


If you would love to be involved in our Youth Theatre but feel that you cannot meet the costs, we have a small number of bursaries available for each group, where either all or some of the costs are met by the Playhouse.

If you would like to apply for a bursary please complete the application form and send to

It is with regret that we are not able to offer a refund should your child not be able or is not willing to attend after purchase. We will attempt to resell the place, should all remaining spaces be full but this cannot be guaranteed.