cheltenham

youth

theatre

Inspiring the next generation of theatre-makers.

At CYT, we push tradition to one side and are renowned for making fresh, exciting, memorable physical theatre that truly celebrates the vibrant energy of our young people. We devise our own work and aim to break the mould in young people's theatre.

We strongly believe that theatre is as much about the finished show, as the process it takes to get there. It's the friends you make, the challenges you overcome together, the voice you find, the creativity, passion and commitment. It's the memories that will stay with you forever and a way of working that will positively shape your future, in whichever direction you are headed.

We are not your average stage school. Our theatre aims to thought-provoke and joy-evoke, exploring issues and themes relevant to young people today. Social and emotional development is at the very heart of our work, always striving to uplift, empower and inspire our performers and audiences.

We have proudly taken part in National Theatre Connections six times, performing vibrant new work at Parabola Arts Centre, Bristol Old Vic and Theatre Royal Bath. To date, we have also performed at The Bacon Theatre's Open-Air Theatre Festival, The Wilson Art Gallery, Cheltenham Science Festival, Bristol Shakespeare Festival, the Brewery Quarter, JOLT International Theatre Festival and the Montpelier Fiesta! Not to mention enduring a Zombie Apocalypse and following the yellow brick road to Emerald City, and that's just for starters...

CYT is a safe platform to express & discover who you want to be. We believe the arts should be enjoyable & accessible for all and pride ourselves on getting to know each young person individually, to nurture their ideas, talents and strengths.

CYT  is directed by Caroline Dean, Sam Harrison and a hub of associate theatre professionals who offer specialist master classes throughout the year. 

We're back in-person and creating a brand new show to be performed at Parabola Arts Centre in March 2021!

Join CYT Company this season and take part in National Theatre Connections.

A 3-part devised production by CYT Company, created, set and performed live in Zoom during Lockdown.

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Who killed the PM? CYT Seniors and Juniors present our second Zoom production, created over Lockdown.

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Watch our weekly film challenges that kept us creating and connected over Lockdown. #CYTatHome #CoronavirusTimeCapsule

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