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Youth Theatre

Youth Theatre

Who are we?

The Playhouse Youth Theatre is for children age 7-19 years old living in Northumberland. We divide into groups following Key Stage and School year groups.


We are an open access group which means no auditions to join and no previous experience is required, just enthusiasm, commitment, creativity and a willingness to have a go!

Youth Theatre

Building confidence through theatre

Our staff create a fun, supportive and encouraging environment for our members to explore drama and develop their communication and theatre skills. The focus is on building confidence and working together through drama.

Our groups have unique access to the Playhouse with weekly workshops in our rehearsal or studio spaces and access to the main stage and studio for a performance piece or plays every year.

Youth Theatre

Further information

Yes, each term has a fee and special projects or events will have individual fees.

However we also offer bursary places at 50%-75% reduction depending on the family household income. Each family who applies for the bursary is individually assessed by our team and all payment programmes are confidential.

Act 1 – Full price £60 per term

Act 2/ Act 3/ Young Company – Full price £75 per term

We run taster workshops at the start of Autumn Term in September so that children can come down and meet other new members.  All of our members are really friendly and welcoming, we have an introductory session at the start of each new term where we play fun drama games, learn each other’s names and get to know each other.

You need to bring along something to drink to keep hydrated and you should wear comfortable clothing suitable for a drama session. When we are working on text – you will need to bring your script and a pencil.

Booking opens for each term approx. 2-3 weeks before the start date.

You can book online on our website or via the Playhouse Box Office during opening hours on 01665 660550 or in person.

We offer limited bursary placements for each group upon application for those on low income or in receipt of qualifying benefits.

50% reduction on advertised fees for those on household incomes under £16,500* per year

75% reduction for those who qualify for Free School Meals and are in receipt of Universal Credit*.

*Proof of full financial circumstances will be required upon application. Please email us to request a bursary application.

Applying for children with SEND:

Before booking, please email us at with details of your child’s SEND requirements so we can ensure prior understanding of their needs/any modifications that would be required before confirming a place.

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