For 14 – 21s

“This is an excellent opportunity for the children to express themselves. LYT has given the children confidence and taught them to appreciate current issues through drama. This is needed in our community.”

Lewisham Youth Theatre’s Senior Youth Theatre is for young people between 14 and 21 who live or learn in Lewisham and attend no other after school drama. Priority is given to those in state/free schools, academies and home schooling.

We do not audition. It is free.

All you need is a real interest in taking part and a willingness to work with others.

Weekly workshops build towards a final performance in a professional theatre setting, and help to build acting skills, vocal range, stage presence, creativity and confidence. You will be expected to take part in the full project.  Workshops and rehearsals are built on drama games, script work, improvisation and characterisation.

Click here to see our recruitment strategy or click here to download a New Enquiry Form. Please fill it in and email us at

Please be aware places on all our youth theatres are limited.

Upcoming Projects:

Workshop Group for 14-17 years:

Senior Youth Theatre Workshop Group runs weekly sessions from February to March.

This workshop group is an opportunity to discover more about acting, meet new people and try out new ways of creating theatre. Through attending the weekly sessions, and having the opportunity to see a theatrical production, you will develop your confidence, your creativity and your acting and performance skills.

Workshops include warm-ups, drama games and fun exercises exploring different drama techniques. This project is about developing skills and does not lead towards a public performance.

Sessions will run:

February – March 2018

Tuesdays 6pm – 8pm

at the Broadway Theatre Rehearsal Room in Catford

Workshop Company for 14-17 years:

Taster Session on Wednesday 18th April 2018, 6-8pm

Sessions will run:

May – July 2018

Wednesdays 6pm – 8pm

Plus a full week of rehearsals in the summer holidays

Performances 27th & 28th July


Acting Company for 16-21 years:

Taster Session on Thursday 19th April 2018, 5.30 – 7.30pm

Sessions will run:

April – July 2018

Thursdays 5.30pm – 7.30pm

Plus a full week of rehearsals in the summer holidays

Performances 27th & 28th July


What does it involve?
Each week we will work on drama techniques to develop your acting skills ready for performances at the end of July 2018.

Who is it for?
Open to young performers aged 14-21 years who are interested in acting and performing.

What do you gain?
You will develop your acting skills alongside meeting other young people with similar interests

Where is it?
The sessions are held in the rehearsal room at The Broadway Theatre in Catford.

How do I get involved?
If you would like to be added to our database and receive more information on these projects, click here to download a New Enquiry Form and email it to by the end of February 2018.

The Youth Theatre programme is made possible by our Principal Supporters:
Lewisham Council, BBC Children in Need, Henry Smith Charity, William Wates Memorial Trust