Youth Theatre – Open Access


Richard Coles Hall and John Clare Theatre
Kettering Road Music and Arts Centre


Saturday afternoons during school term, 3.30pm to 5.00pm


Members are aged from 9 to 18 years old

We have a highly dedicated and fully qualified team of teachers with a wide range of experience, covering many genres and styles, to pass on to the students. Youth Theatre is a member of the National Association of Youth Theatres and has performed at the Regional Youth Theatre Festival.

We are delighted that Youth Theatre is able to run face to face classes from September that are safe for everyone.  Please see our Coronavirus risk register for details on the measures we have put in place.

Our aim

Our aim is to develop articulate, confident, well rounded individuals with a wealth of experience to take into their futures.

We aim to offer students the opportunity to further advance their skills and to experience training in all aspects of theatre craft, including:

  • Acting: Scripted plays from Greek Theatre up to the present day.
  • Devised Drama
  • Musical Theatre: Vocal techniques and creative movement
  • Technical Stagecraft: Sound, lighting, production, direction, set design and make up
  • Physical Theatre
  • Playwriting

Skills workshops

We offer Skills Workshops from professional practitioners. Recent workshops have included:

  • Frantic Assembly Theatre – Physical Theatre
  • Circus skills
  • Sound and lighting

Theatre trips

We offer students Theatre visits. Past visits have included Wicked and Hairspray as well as more local productions at the Royal and Derngate.


Productions are an important and regular feature of Youth Theatre activities. We aim to stage one main production a year with other smaller projects when appropriate.

Contact Youth Theatre direct

You can make direct contact with Youth Theatre via their email address

How to join us

If you wish to join us or come for a trial session, please contact the NMPAT Office.​

"All children should have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument"

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