Youth Theatre

Fantastic and fun sessions for ages 5-18 years, encouraging creativity and developing 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 are an opportunity to perform and explore theatre making skills with focus on encouraging creativity, while building confidence, developing skills and making new friends along the way!

Each term the groups work towards a sharing for family and friends.

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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

All creative learning and participation activity at Gulbenkian has been cancelled.  In line with government advice, Gulbenkian and Colyer-Fergusson Hall are now closed until 30 April 2020.  If you or a dependent participates in a Gulbenkian Creative Learning activity you will be notified of the cancellation of these sessions. Please do not contact our Ticket office, we will contact you over the upcoming days. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Spring 2020 Term dates: 19th January – 29th March (half term on 16th February – No session)

Summer 2020 Term dates: 10th May – 19th July (half term on 24th May – No session)

Price: A typical term costs £65 and is run by one of our professional workshop leaders.

For more information or to be added to the waiting list, please contact:

Daniel Kirby, Creative Learning Assistant
on 01227 816472 or email

Through the generosity of donations and grant funders, we are able to offer a small number of bursary places to those who unable to pay the whole fee due to financial hardship. For more information contact Daniel Kirby, Creative Learning Assistant on 01227 816472 or email

“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” Gulbenkian Youth Theatre Member
"Do pass on my sincere thanks to Brie, Gaz, Call, Ellie and anyone else on the team who has helped my boy grow and shine." YT 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." YT Parent

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