Shropshire Youth Theatre


Shropshire Youth Theatre

Welcome to Shropshire Youth Theatre

The award winning Shropshire Youth Theatre (SYT) was established in 1993 as a not-for-profit organisation. Providing high quality acting and performance workshops and delivering an annual public production, SYT is committed to productions of classic text. Rehearsals and workshops are led by experienced professionals that volunteer their time for the company. Attracting students from across Shropshire and beyond, Shropshire Youth Theatre continues its legacy of providing high quality productions and new interpretations of classic works. From Shakespeare to Chekov, Brook to Sheridan, SYT stages daring productions with challenging and exciting roles for both beginners and experienced students.

SYT prides itself on being the only youth theatre in the country to be run by an annually elected student committee. Holding key roles relating to the day-to-day running of the company, the committee are responsible for making decisions for the student body, including the choice of annual production, publicity and marketing decisions and fundraising efforts.

SYT provides activities for children and young adults. Our Beginner sessions provide early drama experiences for our youngest participants and introduce students to basic drama skills and collaborative approaches to drama. Junior students are given the opportunity to further develop these skills, with exercises designed to improve vocal and physical technique and opportunities to grow their confidence through performance of scripted and original work. Senior students (between 13 and 25) take part in a large scale production staged at Shrewsbury’s Theatre Severn, and also take advantage of a summer programme of stand-alone specialist workshops with SYT staff and partner collaborators.
SYT Beginners (6 years+) meets on a Saturday morning (9:30am – 10.45am) at The Hive in Shrewsbury.
SYT Juniors (9 years+) meets on a Saturday morning (11am – 1pm) at The Hive in Shrewsbury.
SYT Seniors meets (13 years+) on a Thursday evening (7 – 9.30) at The Hive in Shrewsbury.
If you would like to find out more or come and join us for a free first session, please contact Lisa Morris.


Phone: 07814 636380