For 8 – 11s

You can be yourself at all times. LYT helps build up your confidence and makes you feel better about yourself.”


Junior Youth Theatre 1 Workshop Group

From January 2021, learn more about the world of theatre with this short, fun project.

If you want to discover more about acting, meet new people and try out new ways of creating theatre, then the workshop group is for you. Through attending the weekly workshops, and having the opportunity to see a theatrical production, you will develop your acting skills, teamwork, and creativity.

Workshops include warm-ups, drama games, and fun acting exercises.

Sessions will take place:
January – February 2021
Days, times and location TBC
Sessions will take place socially distanced in-person and/or on Zoom


Junior Youth Theatre 1 Performance Groups

JYT1 Performance groups run weekly sessions from February to May

We use games, warm-ups and drama exercises to enable everyone to take part. The sessions focus on team building, giving everyone a voice and a chance to take part creatively. This project leads to a final performance in a theatre.

Each group is led by two experienced theatre workshop tutors and a team of volunteer assistants to rehearse and perform a production with full set, props and costumes in the Studio at the Broadway Theatre, Catford.

Sessions will take place:
February – May 2021
Tuesdays OR Saturdays
Sessions will take place in-person and/or on Zoom

Watch trailers of our 2020 Zoom performances below:


How do I take part?

To take part in Junior Youth Theatre 1 you need to:

  • Be aged between 8-11 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 fill in a New Enquiry Form .

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:
Lewisham Council, BBC Children in Need, National Lottery Community Fund and William Wates Memorial Trust