Lakeside Youth Theatre

Lakeside currently runs four youth theatre groups for children and young people aged 5-7 (Little Lakesiders), 8-10, 11-13 and 14+.

Meeting weekly during term time, the sessions cover a broad range of theatre skills including devising and improvising, text, mask, mime, dance and music.  Participants have opportunities to perform to an audience, attend theatre trips, and experience other areas of theatre.  Sessions for older students have a reputation for strong ensemble work and the weekly sessions offer a platform for members to create and develop theatre using their own ideas.  There is a chance to work with some exciting artists, performers and professionals, to perform in some unusual spaces, and devise new and exciting work.

Many members choose to complete Arts Awards while attending Lakeside Youth Theatre. New members are always welcome.

For more information, to check availability or to book a place, please contact our Box Office on 0115 846 7777.

Little Lakesiders (5-7 Years)

Saturdays during school term time 9.30 - 10.30am
£45 per term


Explore imaginary worlds through drama and creative play. Get ready to get messy, make some noise, and have fun!

Current term dates for Little Lakesiders:
June: 9, 16, 23, 30

Autumn/Winter term 2018:
29 September – 8 December (no session 3 November)
Winter/Spring term 2018/19:
19 January – 30 March (no session 23 February)
Spring/Summer term 2019:
27 April –6 July (no session 1 June)

8-10 Years

โ€‹Saturdays during school term time 11.00am - 12.30pm
£50 per Term

These weekly sessions focus on having fun and developing new skills for the younger members of our LYT Company.  It provides training for all aspects of theatre as well as offering performance opportunities throughout the year.

Current term dates for 8-10 Years:
June: 9, 16, 23, 30

Autumn/Winter term 2018:
29 September – 8 December (no session 3 November)
Winter/Spring term 2018/19:
19 January – 30 March (no session 23 February)
Spring/Summer term 2019:
27 April –6 July (no session 1 June)

11-13 Years

Tuesdays during school term time 6 - 8pm
£55 per Term

In these sessions we cover a broad range of theatre skills including devising and improvising, text, mask, mime, dance and music. Participants have opportunities to perform to an audience, go on theatre trips, register for the Arts Award and experience other areas of theatre.

Current term dates for 11-13 Years:
June: 5, 12, 19, 26; July: 3

Autumn/Winter term 2018:
25 September – 4 December (no session on 30 October)
Winter/Spring term 2018/19:
15 January – 26 March (no session on 19 February)
Spring/Summer term 2019:
23 April – 2 July (no session on 28 May)

14+ Years

Thursdays during school term time 6pm-8.30pm
£65 per Term

Lakeside’s senior group have a reputation for strong ensemble work and this weekly session offers a platform for members to create and develop exciting work using their own ideas.  Group members work with inspiring artists, performers and professionals, performing in some unusual spaces and devising new and original work.

Current term dates for 14+ Years:
June: 7, 14, 21, 28; July: 5, 12

Autumn/Winter term 2018:
27 September – 6 December (no session on 1 November)
Winter/Spring term 2018/19:
17 January – 28 March (no session on 21 February)
Spring/Summer term 2019:
25 April 
– 4 July (no session on 30 May)

Booking For Lakeside Youth Theatre
New members are always welcome where places are available.  Please contact our Box Office on 0115 846 7777.