Youth Theatre


Live’s Youth Theatre is a community of 200 young performers aged between 11 and 22 years old. Young people gain the opportunity to meet new people, build their confidence and explore how life’s experiences affect them, their lives and impact their futures. They get to express their ideas and opinions, develop their skills in performance and perform at Live Theatre.

All groups meet on a weekly basis throughout the year and follow the same programme of work, supported by a dedicated team of theatre professionals. Sessions take place on weekday evenings in one of three venues:
Live’s Youth Theatre West Excelsior Academy
Live’s Youth Theatre Central Live Theatre
Live’s Youth Theatre East Benfield Academy

How to Join

It’s free to join and take part, there are no auditions.

Submissions for Live Youth Theatre open in August 2017 for new members for the year starting in October 2017. Please check back here for details. If you have already applied to join our waiting list a member of the team will be in touch in the coming months with more details of the new process.  Details of how to become part of our Youth Theatre will be announced very soon.

Keeping up to date

Should Youth Theatre be cancelled for any reason, for example due to bad weather, we will notify students and parents via email. Youth Theatre members aged over 13 can join the Youth Theatre Facebook group here to receive regular updates and news regarding Youth Theatre sessions. 

Live Youth Theatre is a member of the National Association of Youth Theatres. All drama workers who lead the sessions undergo a Disclosure & Barring Service check.

How to become a Youth Theatre Drama Worker for Live Theatre? 

Interested in becoming a Youth Theatre Drama Worker at Live Theatre then please email our education team your CV and letter of interest.

If you have any questions please email our education team  or call (0191) 269 3488.

Work Placements

Live Theatre offers work placements specifically for youth theatre members, providing an insight into the following areas: box office, administration, technical and stage management, marketing and the chance to shadow a drama worker. We also offer career advice opportunities.

Find out More

If you have any questions or would like to find out more about Live’s Youth Theatre please email our education team or call (0191) 269 3488.