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 142-144 Lewisham High Street.

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.

Sessions will take place:
April – May 2023

(If you would like your child to take part in this drama group, please contact Angus or call 020 8318 2508)

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.

Junior Youth Theatre 1 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. The sessions will be led by two members of our core staff, the Participation Manager and the Outreach Producer, along with a team of volunteer assistants.

Sessions will take place:
Tuesdays OR Saturdays
January-June 2023

(All places on this project are now fully recruited for)


Junior Youth Theatre 1 Acting group  

The acting company is a progression for those who have already taken part in a performance at LYT.  This project leads to a final performance of a play ‘Space Girl

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 LYT’s new creative hub on Lewisham High Street.

Sessions will take place:
February-June 2023

(All places on this project are now fully recruited for)

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, National Lottery Community Fund, Hillcote Trust and Burberry Foundation