About our events

Create, express, have fun!

Chippy Youth Theatre has been running for over 30 years, and continues an incredible legacy of imagination and enrichment for children and young people.

Devising is key to our Youth Theatre sessions, providing a freeing opportunity to play with new ideas, invent, experiment, and gain independence through offering suggestions and decision-making. Through focused exercises and fun games, participants will learn the art of collaboration and will build up their confidence through working as part of a team and meeting new friends!

Led by experienced practitioners and in our professional theatre, participants will discover the backstage areas and get opportunities to learn about how lighting and sound enhances performance, as well as perform on our stage! The groups are organised according to school year, meaning that sessions are targeted to the needs of each age group. Uniquely, participants have a say in what they explore; our Year 9 & 10 group recently requested Shakespeare!

Youth Theatre gives the young people an exciting opportunity to practically explore topics from school in a fun and engaging environment, as well as acting as a safe space for children and teenagers to explore their feelings and engage with the ever-changing world around them.

Youth Theatre is particularly focused on drama and acting – if you want to add some singing and dancing into the mix, check out Youth Musical Theatre.

For those with additional needs we are proud to present Youth Theatre Open. This class offers extra support with two experienced practitioners with a strong understanding of additional needs and supporting young people’s emotional and mental health. This is also a sibling friendly group.

A group of children are performing on stage; they stand with powerful stances. They stick their tongues out at the camera in a playful and defiant way.

"It is fun and joyful, and you immediately feel part of a group!"

Youth Theatre Participant

List of Events

  1. Group of participants creating a tunnel to run through on stage with Community Project Badge

    YT Open

    Tuesdays 3.45pm - 5pm
  2. In the foreground, a girl with a long ponytail uses her arms and hands to create the image of an animal snout or beak. She is taking part in a drama game. Behind her, other children are striking various poses.

    Youth Theatre: Year 4

    Autumn: Mondays, 4:15pm - 5:30pm
  3. Youth Theatre: Year 8 & 9

    Autumn: Mondays, 5:30pm - 7pm
  4. A group of children mid performance onstage. An empthatic conversation is being had at the front of the stage, while other children stand behind large frames at the back.

    Youth Theatre: Year 5 & 6

    Autumn: Tuesdays, 4:15pm - 5:30pm
  5. A group of teenagers reenacting the members of the Mystery Machine gang.

    Youth Theatre: Years 10+

    Autumn: Tuesdays, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
  6. A group of young people are bathed in blue light onstage. They all look to their left, entranced by something unseen.

    Youth Theatre: Year 7

    Autumn: Fridays, 5:30pm - 7pm
  7. Saturday Drama | 7-9 Yrs

    Autumn: Saturdays, 9:30am - 10:30am