Youth Theatre – Open Access

We’re back at NMPAT for Youth Theatre this academic year!

Welcome to all of our new members, and welcome back to those returning – it’s great to have you with us and we look forward to what will hopefully be a full year of uninterrupted activities. 

It’s not too late to join us – you can register at any time using this online link:  

If you have already attended Youth Theatre this academic year you do not need to register again.  Please make payment for the current term via the ParentPay Shop.

Once you’ve completed the online form, Nikki Taylor, Head of Youth Theatre, will be in touch with some more information ahead of your first session with us. 

Students receiving small group or individual tuition with an NMPAT teacher, or students taking a “First Access follow on” project at their school are eligible to receive a fully subsidised first term of activities. 

Families in financial need are encouraged to apply for remission of fees – please ask Nikki if you would like to apply. 

Membership subscription of £80 per term is due at the start of each term. (A new term begins in September, January and April) 

Autumn 2021

The drama team are excited to get back to a full afternoon of creating drama.  The first half term will be full of games that encourage participation and team working.  We will be improving our communication skills and creating characters with a range of dedicated skills workshops.   

We will also be launching a script writing competition looking for new writing for our new scriptwriting festival, “From Page to Stage” that will take place in December.  The winning scripts will be performed by our Youth Theatre and Young Actors Company.   

We are planning to run our sessions to nurture all that creativity that has been resting for the last few months.  We are also planning on having lots of fun, making friends and bringing the NMPAT building alive again!

Spring 2022

Our Spring and Summer terms will see students rehearsing for a performance at The Castle Theatre in Wellingborough in June 2022. 

Our aim

NMPAT Youth Theatre aims to provide high quality performing arts opportunities for young people aged 9 to 18. Young peoples’ social, emotional and educational development is at the heart of what we do. We aim to inspire and nurture our students allowing them to excel.

We aim to develop articulate, confident, well rounded individuals with a wealth of experience to take into their futures, by offering 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


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.

When you register at Nikki Taylor, Head of Youth Theatre, will be in touch with you to make sure we have all the essential details we need, and you have all the necessary information ahead of your first session.

We look forward to seeing you soon! 

Following your free taster session, payment of £80 per term applies.  Please make payment via the ParentPay Shop.  Families in financial need are encouraged to apply for remission of fees – please ask your Centre Head if you would like to apply. 

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 You can contact Nikki at any time at:

Alternatively you can contact the NMPAT Office if you would like further information.

Where do we meet?

Under normal circumstances we meet at:

125 Kettering Road

When do we meet?

Saturday afternoons during term time: 1.30pm to 4.30pm.​

Term dates

In the event of unavoidable closures, information will be shared on our Facebook feed.


You can find our child protection policy, code of conduct, and photographic policy on our policies page.

Playwriting competition

NMPAT are launching a brand new playwriting competition for young people.  Open to anyone, in two age categories (age 9-13 years and age 14-18 years), entrants will write and submit a short play with up to four characters.

Submit your entry at this link:

The closing date for submitting your entry to the competition is Sunday 31st October. 

Three external judges will review the submissions and five from each category will be selected for a rehearsed reading by NMPAT Youth Theatre and Young Actors Company, as part of a new playwriting festival on Sunday 12th December.

The writer of the overall winning play will be awarded a £30 Waterstones voucher.

Submit your entry here!

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