Youth Theatre

Fantastic and fun sessions for ages 5-18 years, encouraging creativity and theatre-making skills. Sessions run during school term-times.

Gulbenkian Youth Theatre is open to all young people aged 5-18 years and all abilities. You don’t need experience to join – just lots of enthusiasm and energy!

Sessions give the opportunity to perform and gain theatre-making skills. There is a focus on creativity, building confidence, developing skills and making new friends along the way!

These workshops are FREE.

5-7 Year Olds Sundays 10.30am-12pm
8-11 Year Olds Sundays 12pm-1.30pm
12-14 Year Olds Sundays 1.45pm – 3.45pm
15-18 Year Olds Sundays 4pm – 6pm

***We are in the midst of reviewing this group in light of the COVID-19 Pandemic and our new placement within the Institute of Cultural and Creative Industries at the University of Kent. We hope to announce soon when sessions will recommence.***

If you would like to be added on the waiting list for this group please email you/your young’s person name, date of birth, and a contact number to

Feel free to email us if you have any other queries!

Funded by ART31 KENTAbout | ART31 Kent
ART31KENT is a youth leadership project funded through Gulbenkian’s NPO status, granted by Arts Council England.

ART31 takes its name from Article 31 of the UN Convention on the Rights of a Child, which states that ‘Children have the right to relax and play, and to join in a wide range of cultural, artistic and other recreational activities’.  

See below for our other ART31 groups!

“GYT encourages everyone; nobody is made to feel they can’t do anything. We look at different styles of theatre (even styles that formal drama educational settings are scared to do). We’re encouraged to have our own ideas and interpretations, and they are always received with high praise” Youth Theatre Member
"My daughter absolutely loves the inventive drama sessions Brie runs, and has become much more confident as the result of going, now happily speaking in public. Thank you so much!" Youth Theatre Parent
"The youth theatre has been absolutely brilliant for Josie and I can’t thank you and all that work so hard to provide such fantastic opportunities enough for everything you have done." Youth Theatre Parent

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