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.”

The Senior Youth Theatre is a place 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.

We do not audition. It is free. All you need is a real interest in taking part
and a willingness to work with others.

Click here to see our July 2018 SYT production of
Twelve and Much To Do

Senior Youth Theatre Workshop Group for 14-17 years:

SYT 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.

When is the project?:
Tuesdays 6.15pm – 8pm
February – March 2019
at the Broadway Theatre Rehearsal Room in Catford

Senior Youth Theatre Workshop Company for 14-17 years:

A performance group for young performers aged 14-17. You will learn drama techniques and create a short performance to be shown in July.

When is the project?:
Wednesdays 5.30pm – 7.30pm
May – July 2019
Plus a full week of rehearsals in the summer holidays
Performances 26th & 27th July

Senior Youth Theatre Acting Company for 16-21 years:

A performance group for ages 16-21. You will rehearse and perform a full-length scripted play working with two professional directors and a professional creative team.

When is the project?:
Thursdays 5.30pm – 8pm,
April – July 2019
Plus a full week of rehearsals in the summer holidays
Performances 26th & 27th July

How do I get involved?

Click here to see past SYT projects

To take part in Senior Youth Theatre you need to:

  • Be aged between 14-21 and be keen to take part
  • Live or learn in the London Borough of Lewisham
  • Attend no other after school drama group
  • Priority is given to those who attend state/free schools, academies or home schooling

If you would like to be added to our database and receive more information on this project, please download a New Enquiry Form and return the completed form to

Please be aware places on all our youth theatres are limited. For more information on how we allocate places on our projects, read our Recruitment Strategy.


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