Youth Theatre

Youth Theatre

For anyone aged 7-16, our Youth Theatre is an opportunity to explore and create, meet new people and learn new skills. Sessions are led by professional directors, theatre-makers and actors who are highly experienced in working with children and young people, including those with special needs, disabilities and challenges surrounding mental health.

7-11 year olds take part in fun and dynamic sessions on Saturday mornings where they play drama games to develop theatre-making and performance, learn new skills and work towards informal shows at the end of the summer term.

11 – 16 year olds attend weekly sessions which involve games and exercises which develop their skills as theatre-makers, performers and devisers as well as challenging them to devise their own performances and embrace the full range of styles, forms and possibilities within theatre and the arts.

Youth theatre sessions support young people who are taking performance-based GCSE/BTEC subjects as well as those who enjoy it as a hobby.

The Orange Tree Youth Theatre groups encourages young people to work together as collaborators, placing less emphasis on final performances and more emphasis on enjoying the process of making theatre together.

For 16 – 25 year olds please click here  for more information about the Orange Tree Young Company


Monday 7.00 – 9.00 pm                  16 – 25 Years old (By audition only)

Saturday 9.00 – 11.00 am                9 – 11 Years old

Saturday 12.00 - 2.00pm                7  - 9 Years old

Tuesday 6.30 – 8.30 pm                  11 – 14 Years old

Wednesday 7.00 – 9.00 pm             14 – 16 Years old

Thursday 7.00 – 9.00 pm                 12 – 14 Years old

Term Dates 

*Please note that the Youth Theatre week runs from a Saturday – Thursday*


Term 1: Saturday 16th January - Thursday 11th February 

Half Term: Saturday 13th February - Thursday 18th February 

Term 2: Saturday 20th February - Thursday 1st April 

Easter Holidays 


Term 1: Saturday 24th April - Thursday 27th May

Half Term: Saturday 29th May- Thursday 3rd June 

Term 2: Saturday 5th June - Thursday 8th July 

Please note that all classes are currently full, but if you would like to join the waiting list please complete the form below or call Izzy on 020 8940 0141 for more information.

Youth Theatre places can often take a while to become available, but please rest assured that you will be contacted as soon as a place is available.

Click here to complete the Youth Theatre Waiting List form

A limited number of scholarship places are available for our Youth Theatre and Young Company. To find out more email [email protected] 

If you are a teacher, social worker, or youth worker who would like to make a direct referral for a free nominated place for a child or young person who would benefit from the experience of attending weekly youth theatre but who experiences barriers to accessing this sort of activity please contact Izzy Cotterill at [email protected] 

See here for our Safeguarding policy