Leeds Grand Youth Theatre
Leeds Grand Youth Theatre (LGYT) is a thriving, vibrant company open to all young people aged 8-18 based at Leeds Grand Theatre Studio.
Sessions are run by LGYT’s Artistic Director Lizi Patch, Choreographer Dawn Holgate and Musical Director Pete Rosser, plus a range of visiting industry professionals.
LGYT is an inclusive group open to all abilities, supported by our Learning & Engagement Team.
A year with the company costs £450 (£150 per term, the company meets every Saturday during term-time). Bursaries are available upon application.
Please note that we currently have a waiting list to join youth theatre due to high demand. Applications are closed for over 11s.
“My daughter comes out buzzing each week. To finish each year with a show is a real bonus. The way everyone is encouraged and included, and all the children grow in confidence, is a joy to see.”
Parent of LGYT member
(written by current members)
LGYT’s skilled professional leaders creatively challenge and support the development of every young person who comes through our doors.
Members develop theatre skills (acting, improvisation, dance, singing) alongside vital life skills (communication, focus, confidence, empathy, commitment, initiative, creative problem-solving).
LGYT is about nurturing the individual and learning the importance of working as an ensemble, while building creative skills and making lasting friendships.
LGYT members have progressed to join Leeds Actors in Training (LAIT) – our vocational training programme for ages 18-25 – and even to form their own companies.
Meet LGYT’s Artistic Leaders
Leeds Heritage Theatres Learning and Engagement Fund
Every year, we work with over 10,000 young people across the city, in schools, youth groups and other sessions to help them build skills, confidence and pride through our creative learning and engagement programme. All donations to this fund will help us to continue our work and reach more people across the Leeds City Region.