For 8 – 11s

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

All sessions will be delivered from LYT’s new home at 436 Lewisham High Street.

Junior Youth Theatre 1 Performance Groups

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.

The groups 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 or core members of staff and a team of volunteer assistants to devise, rehearse and perform a sharing of their work in LYT’s new creative hub on Lewisham High Street.

To be held on:

Tuesdays OR Saturdays

Janaury – May with performances on 1st June 2024

Junior Youth Theatre 1 Workshop Group

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.

To be held on:


April – May 2024

(If you would like your child to take part in this Workshop group, please fill in our New Enquiry Form or call us on 020 8318 2508)

Here’s our trailer for the 2023 JYT 1 production of Space Girl! 

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, National Lottery Community Fund, Hillcote Trust and Burberry Foundation