Youth Theatre Summer Term

Youth Theatre Summer Term 2023

Every Saturday, we open the doors of the Lakeside Theatre to talented young people.

Young people aged 7-to-18 come to learn acting and directing skills, meet new friends and gain confidence in a professional theatre.

Our weekly workshops (school term time only) are led by theatre-makers, Essex drama alumni and students who support participants to get creative in small groups and then come together to share ideas.

At the end of each term, our Youth Theatre students take to the stage to showcase their new skills!


Book your Youth Theatre places



  • 7- to 18-year-olds
  • No acting experience necessary, just enthusiasm, curiosity and commitment!


Times and age groups

  • 7- to 11-year-olds, Saturdays 10am to 11.15am
  • 11- to 18-year-olds, Saturdays 11.15am to 1.15pm
Youth Theatre Summer Term 2023

What will you learn?

You will learn through theatre, fun and games how to develop the skills needed to be an actor as well as technical theatre management skills. You will:

  • Build confidence
  • Make friends
  • Learn technical performance skills for the voice and body
  • Learn stage management
  • Take part in new writing
  • Learn devising theatre
  • Character development
  • Physical theatre
  • Script work
  • Rehearse in a professional theatre
  • Play games
  • Have fun!


Contact us

Contact the Lakeside Theatre team to find out more, email us on with the subject line: Youth Theatre Summer Term 2023 enquiry.


Payment for sessions (both age groups) running Saturday 22 April to Saturday 22 July 2023 (there will be no Youth Theatre on Saturday 3 June due to half term).

If your child has been granted a bursary, please contact first.

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