Youth Theatre

Covid-19 News 

We have made the difficult decision to close the Orange Tree Theatre and cancel any performances until further notice. We are saddened to say that this includes Youth Theatre, Young Company and all other upcoming participatory projects.

Thank you all for your support in these uncertain times and we hope you all keep safe and well in the meantime. If you have any quereies at all, please contact Izzy on [email protected]

Youth Theatre

For anyone aged 7-16, our Youth Theatre is an opportunity to explore and create, meet new people and learn new skills. Sessions are led by professional directors, theatre-makers and actors who are highly experienced in working with children and young people, including those with special needs, disabilities and challenges surrounding mental health.

7-11 year olds take part in fun and dynamic sessions on Saturday mornings where they play drama games to develop theatre-making and performance, learn new skills and work towards informal shows at the end of the summer term.

11 – 16 year olds attend weekly sessions which involve games and exercises which develop their skills as theatre-makers, performers and devisers as well as challenging them to devise their own performances and embrace the full range of styles, forms and possibilities within theatre and the arts.

Youth theatre sessions support young people who are taking performance-based GCSE/BTEC subjects as well as those who enjoy it as a hobby.

The Orange Tree Youth Theatre groups encourages young people to work together as collaborators, placing less emphasis on final performances and more emphasis on enjoying the process of making theatre together.

For 16 – 19 year olds please click here  for more information about the Orange Tree Young Company


Monday 7.00 – 9.00 pm                  16 – 19 Years old (By audition only)

Saturday 9.00 – 11.00 am                9 – 11 Years old

Saturday 11.30 – 1.30 am                7  - 9 Years old

Tuesday 6.30 – 8.30 pm                  11 – 14 Years old

Wednesday 7.00 – 9.00 pm             14 – 16 Years old

Thursday 7.00 – 9.00 pm                 12 – 14 Years old

Term Dates 

*Please note that the Youth Theatre week runs from a Saturday – Thursday*

*Please note that the Youth Theatre week runs from a Saturday – Thursday*

Spring 2 Saturday 2nd March – Thursday 4th April

Easter Holidays Saturday 6th April – Thursday 25th April

Summer 1 Saturday 27th April – Thursday 23rd May

Half Term Saturday 25th May – Thursday 30st May  

Summer 2 Saturday 1st June – Thursday 11th July

Youth Theatre sharing performances Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th July (timings tbc)

Please note that all classes are currently full, but if you would like to join the waiting list please complete the form below or call Izzy on 020 8940 0141 for more information.

Youth Theatre places can often take a while to become available, but please rest assured that you will be contacted as soon as a place is available.

Click here to complete the Youth Theatre Waiting List form

A limited number of scholarship places are available for our Youth Theatre and Young Company. To find out more email [email protected] 

If you are a teacher, social worker, or youth worker who would like to make a direct referral for a free nominated place for a child or young person who would benefit from the experience of attending weekly youth theatre but who experiences barriers to accessing this sort of activity please contact Freyja Winterson on [email protected]

See here for our Safeguarding policy