Winscombe Youth Theatre, was founded 28 years ago by Theresa Hemming with a small group of students. The group started at Winscome Community Centre and staged their first productions at the local primary school.

Since then, the group has expanded both in size and age range (which now spans from 4-16yrs.)  WYT has staged well over 40 productions, in the last 27 years, including “Guys and Dolls” “West Side Story” “Fame”, “Little Shop of Horrors” “Annie” “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” “Aladdin” “Our Day Out” and “The Wizard of Oz.’” WYT has also branched out into traditional theatre staging productions such as Bram Stoker’s “Dracula” and “Blood Brothers” by Willy Russell. WYT is affiliated to NODA. (National Operatic and Dramatic Assoc) Classes are held on Saturdays at Churchill Academy and students are taught all 3 disciplines of drama, singing and dance by a small team of qualified dedicated specialist teachers. The aim is to build confidence and self- esteem within a fun environment. Students learn to express themselves and develop their full potential. They are introduced to the various techniques of acting and learn to project their voices and communicate effectively. They work in small groups, pairs and individually in role plays, improvisations and various dramatic situations. Each year students have the opportunity to prepare for LAMDA examinations in Acting and Verse and Prose. The exams assist in development of communication skills and appreciation of the written and spoken word and introduce the students to a wide range of writers and dramatists. Students also enter for local Arts Festivals and have participated in most age categories since 2000.Theatre trips are organised on a regular basis. Past students have progressed to drama school and university to pursue their theatrical studies and have secured places at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, The Cygnet Training School, Exeter, The Drama Centre London, East 15 Acting School London, Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, London, Rose Bruford College, The Actor Works Drama School, Italia Conti Theatre School and various universities studying Performing Arts and Theatre and Film Studies. “Whether it is a hobby or leads to a career on the stage, WYT is a fun relaxed environment which gives knowledge and experience to its students” (Jo, past student)

BS25 5QN, Churchill, North Somerset, England, United Kingdom


Winscombe Youth Theatre

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Celebrating its 28th anniversary WYT presented FAME JR in June 2018.