Workshops take place at Arlington Arts, Mary Hare, Snelsmore Common, Newbury, RG14 3BQ on Wednesday evenings. Our young company (aged 11-14) meet from 6:30 to 7:30pm and the senior company (15-19 year olds) from 7:30 to 9:00pm.
For over 30 years we have been providing local young people with the opportunity to join our ensemble in making award-winning, critically acclaimed productions.
Much of our reputation has been founded over 20 years of touring to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where we have consistently been met with unprecedented praise by the press there:
“A delightful, highly entertaining show which displays to maximum advantage the highly professional skills of the current members of Newbury Youth Theatre and their exuberance, vitality, invention and sheer joy in what they were doing”
“The production explores stories of abrupt human truth, executed with finesse and artistry by the young performers to make for a truly beautiful performance.”
“A fantastic display of ensemble storytelling by one of the strongest youth theatres at the fringe… this show will lose you in a world of imagination”
The 730 Review 2017 4 Stars
“A force to be reckoned with”
BroadwayBaby 2016 4 Stars
“Newbury Youth Theatre have once again brought a must see show to the Fringe”
SGFringe 2015 4 stars
There are no auditions to join NYT and no restrictions to membership apart from a commitment from members to support each other, have energy, enthusiasm, a willingness to learn and, above all, have a love of theatre in its widest sense. Many of the past members have successfully gone on to drama colleges, teacher training and some have returned to act as tutors.
“This is storytelling at the highest level, told with vigour and intelligence that completely engages adults as well as children.”
FringeReview 2014 HIGHLY RECOMMENDED SHOW
“A consummate ensemble piece”
Edinburgh Reporter 2013 5 Stars
“Newbury Youth Theatre are a lively, inventive group…”
Broadway Baby 2012 5 Stars (plus sixth star BOBBY Award)
“An exciting and dynamic young company others could learn from”
The Herald 2011 5 Stars
“A production worthy to stand alongside others by more experienced and older companies”
British Theatre Guide 2011 5 Stars
Independent Critic’s Choice 2010
“The original text is given a powerful new energy, with perfect comic timing… this show lacks nothing”
BroadwayBaby 2010 5 Stars
Three Weeks 2010 5 stars
Stage Must See Show 2009 & 2010
“Thought provoking, entertaining and moving… enchanting”
Three Weeks (Editor’s Choice Award) 5 Stars 2009
The Senior Company costs just £7 per session (paid termly @ £70), the junior company is £6 per session (paid termly @ £60). Payments can be made by Cash, Cheque or Bank Transfer. Additional charges associated with theatre trips and the Edinburgh Fringe will be calculated to cover the costs of these activities.
Newbury Youth Theatre is affiliated to Berkshire Youth, we are also members of the National Association of Youth Theatres and NODA.