For Children & Young People

What are you into?  At Derby Theatre we have opportunities for you to develop skills and confidence, not only in performance but also in back stage areas like technical theatre, leadership, events management and writing for theatre. Take a look and see how you can get involved!

Download our Spring 2018 Learning Brochure

Young Technicians

A year-long course, run by our professional technicians, that looks at all aspects of the technical side of theatre including lighting, sound and design. In the third term you will get technical experience and shadowing opportunities on our shows.

Cost: £40 per term
Academic Years: 9 -13/Further Education

Please note, there is currently a waiting list for this group. Please contact Cheryl at learning@derbytheatre.co.uk or call Box Office on 01332 593939 for more information and to join the waiting list.

Youth Theatre

Interested in seeing, making and performing theatre? If you are aged between 8 and 18 and want the opportunity to work with professional theatre practitioners and perform on stage every year, apply today! We work towards a major annual show that is professionally produced on our main stage for our two older groups and in our studio theatre for the two younger groups.

Years 4-6: Tuesdays or Thursdays in term time 5pm - 6.30pm

Years 7-9: Sundays in term time 10am – 11.30am or 12pm - 1:30pm

Years 10-13: Sundays in term time 2pm - 4pm

£80 a term*

Please be aware that for some age groups there may be a waiting list.

Upcoming Youth Theatre Performances

Derby Youth Theatre Double Bill

Wednesday 28 and Thursday 29 March 2018

Two imaginative stories will be brought to life by the Year 4-6 groups this spring. Both groups chose their favourite play out of a selection of exciting and compelling scripts, and now they can't wait to tell you their versions of the stories they loved the most. Expect thrilling adventures, imaginative characters and surprising plot twists; a double bill of theatre not to be missed. 

Derby Theatre Studio
Tickets: £8 (£6 concessions)

Book Tickets

Summer Holiday Workshops: Play in a Week

Come and join Derby Theatre professionals this summer to learn new skills and work as a team to create a performance to be shared on the final day for family and friends. 

Academic Years 4 – 6: Monday 6 – Friday 10 August, 9.30am – 3.30pm

Academic Years 7 – 9: Monday 13 – Friday17 August, 9.30am – 3.30pm 

Cost: £90 for the week*