NMPAT Youth Theatre

NMPAT Youth Theatre meets on Saturday afternoons during the school term in the Richard Coles Hall and John Clare Theatre Area of the Kettering Road Music and Arts Centre from 1:30pm to 4:30pm.

County Youth Theatre

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.

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.

Drama activities

See our flyer below for details of all drama activities.

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.