For 14 – 21s

All sessions will be delivered from LYT’s new home at 142-144 Lewisham High St.

“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.”

Senior Youth Theatre Performance Groups:

This project will use drama exercises and improvisation to develop a performance. It’s a great opportunity to try out your acting skill and have a say in what you create.

Senior Youth Theatre Devising group

The group will work towards a devised performance, using the drama activities and exercises from the weekly workshops to create a piece of theatre. Each group is led by two experienced theatre workshop tutors and a team of volunteer assistants.

Sessions will take place:
June-August 2023

If you would like your child to take part in this drama group, please fill out a NEW ENQUIRY form (link below) and we will contact you when we begin to recruit

Senior Youth Theatre Acting group

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.

Watch our Senior Acting Company discuss the process of created their show
Story of My Life (2019):

(If you would like child to take part in this drama group, please fill out a NEW ENQUIRY form (link below) and we will contact you when we begin to recruit)



Plan, Produce & Programme!

A chance to learn about events management and producing, plan events to help young people develop their own creativity, meet and learn from professional artists, producers & programmers.

In 2022, Young Producers planned a Creative Masterclass Event, where they successfully organised four simulations masterclasses and a Q&A. They also helped produce LYT’s Annual Christmas Event.

Fill in a NEW ENQUIRY form

HATCH (Ages 16-25)

Hatch is a creative project that will aim to give Young Creatives the opportunity to develop their own creative practice: as writers, performers, directors and producers, through creative development sessions.

If you’re interested in taking part, contact Subira or call us on 020 8318 2508.

Other Opportunities for ages 14+:

  • Watch Opening Doors: find out more about creative careers through this Q&A with famous professionals
  • Find New Opportunities: follow our Bulletins page on Instagram or our website

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 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, National Lottery Community Fund, Hillcote Trust and Burberry Foundation