The Union Youth Theatre (UYT) launched in September 2016 and is available to children aged 4-18

UYT members have the opportunity to:

  • Train with professional actors and directors
  • Rehearse and perform at the Union Theatre
  • Make new friends, build self-confidence and meet theatre professionals
  • Attend theatre trips
  • Sign up to West End Masterclasses
  • 1:1 classes with top teachers

Members also develop a range of skills, including:

  • Voice and movement technique
  • Text analysis
  • Singing and dance technique
  • Team work
  • Stage craft

If you have any queries about the youth theatre please contact us by email, or telephone on 07738 492668

Having worked at the Union and extensively as a child performer, I'm honoured to lend my name to this new youth theatre project. There's nothing greater and more helpful for children than learning and performing together in a group ... it prepares them for social situations as adults and keeps their inquisitive nature alive. If I was 9yrs old again, I'd be there in a shot!

Anna Jane Casey
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Fees & Term Dates

UYT Membership:

Little Lions (Ages 4- 6) £165 per term
Columba, Orion & Phoenix (ages 7 – 18) £185 per term

Free two-week trial for new members.

Sibling discount available.

Spring Term 2024

Sunday 14th January 2024 – Sunday 24th March

Half Term (no classes): 11th February

Summer Term 2024

Sunday 21st April – Sunday 14th July

Half Term (no classes): 26th May

Classes are held at The Union Theatre, SE1 0LR.

UYT Intensive

If you’re aged 13-18 and thinking of auditioning for drama school, taking a LAMDA exam or you simply want to improve your singing, acting and dancing skills, UYT Intensive is for you.

Run by experienced theatre professionals, UYT Intensive is designed to cover all aspects of training and aims to get you into the best place so that you’re ready for that important audition or exam; whether it’s classical acting or choosing a contemporary song, learning how-to pick-up dance routines or what might be asked in an interview, UYT Intensive will cover everything.

The team will be on hand to act as mentors throughout the course. Be it deadline dates, monologue or song choices or if you want information about what different schools offer and what might suit you best, the team at UYT Intensive will be there to support you throughout the process.

Due to the nature of the course, places are limited so make sure you reserve your place early to avoid disappointment.



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