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2021 | 2022



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

Perform new writing at Parabola Arts Centre next Spring and tour to a professional regional venue (previously Bristol Old Vic, Theatre Royal Bath and Warwick Arts Centre).

Each year the National Theatre commissions ten new plays for young people to perform, bringing together some of the UK's most exciting writers with the theatre-makers of tomorrow.


CYT are delighted to be taking part in NT Connections for our eighth year, giving our young people the opportunity to work with NT directors and producers and to be showcased at regional level.

juniors & seniors

Join CYT Juniors & Seniors this season and create a brand new show to be performed at Parabola Arts Centre next Spring!

Drama Games
Devising & Creative Writing

Maskwork & Puppetry
And more!
Confidence, laughs & friends for life

We pride ourselves on getting to know each young person individually, to nurture their ideas, passions and talents. This is what makes our sessions so safe and our shows so vibrant and original.


arts award

Launching September 2021!

CYT members aged 11-18 will have the chance to gain a nationally recognised qualification alongside their youth theatre participation.

Further details coming soon!

You can find out more about Arts Award here



Weekly Rehearsal Venue

Cleeve School and Sixth Form Centre of Excellence

2 Hedges Road

Bishop's Cleeve


GL52 8AD

Performance Venue

Parabola Arts Centre

Parabola Road


GL50 3AA

Term Information

Autumn Term 2021 is 11 weekly sessions + Christmas Showcase!

Autumn Term 2021 Dates

Term begins: Weds 15th | Fri 17th September

Half Term: No sessions Weds 20th & 27th | Fri 22nd & 29th October

Term ends: Weds 8th | Fri 10th December

CYT Christmas Showcase: Sunday 12th December

An end of term celebration, bringing all our CYT companies together to share games, snippets of work-in-progress for our upcoming Spring shows and CYT Awards.

​Our termly fee is £100 | £75 2nd sibling discount 
(+ online booking fee / no booking fee via BACS)

Changes for Covid-19:

  • Outside drop-off and collection

  • Enhanced cleaning and hygiene 

  • Face coverings recommended in shared public spaces

  • Contactless booking, registration and payment

We will be flexible around the current climate. If we are unable to rehearse in-person, we will provide alternative sessions over Zoom.


A Year at CYT

At CYT we strive to offer a variety of creative and performance opportunities throughout the year.


Autumn Term concludes with our Christmas Showcase and Awards.


Spring Term sees our main stage productions at Parabola Arts Centre and National Theatre Connections.


Summer Term focuses on an outdoor, festival or flashmob performance.

Holiday workshops run throughout the year (please click here to see what's coming up) and we love to collaborate with arts organisations and practitioners.