Youth Theatre

“I love BYT because it’s really fun. Everyone is lovely. There isn’t any pressure and people are very understanding. You can be as mad, creative or weird as you want. There is no limit on creativity. Everything is equal and it’s the highlight of my week.” - Youth Theatre Member


Images from BYT Productions of The Secret Garden (April 2016) and The Little Mermaid (April 2017)

The Berry Youth Theatre is open to all young people in Years 4 to Year 12+, giving each the opportunity to take part in safe, empowering and challenging theatre regardless of background or ability.

Weekly workshops take place at The Berry Theatre with professional directors and theatre practitioners. We place a great emphasis on the importance of the ensemble and aim to develop a diverse range of drama skills whilst encouraging self-expression, teamwork and confidence. 

All members of The Berry Youth Theatre are given performance opportunities throughout the year. As well as our spring production at The Berry Theatre we like to end each term with a sharing of devised work and members will be first to know of other opportunities that arise at the Berry and also our sister venue The Point, in Eastleigh.

When you join The Berry Youth Theatre your involvement goes far beyond the weekly workshop sessions as we invest in all areas of your arts participation.

You will:

  • Receive regular emails about upcoming show offers at The Point and The Berry Theatre and the chance to join your friends on trips to see shows.
  • The opportunity to complete a bronze or silver Arts Award.
  • Support, mentoring and career advice as well as consideration for work experience placements at the theatre.

Autumn 2018 Dates
w/c 3rd September - w/c 10th December

Price: £70 per term

  • Year 4 & 5 (Wednesdays)  
  • Year 6 & 7 (Wednesdays)
  • Year 8 & 9  (Mondays)
  • Year 10+  (Mondays) 

Please note that some groups may be full at the time of contacting us. We operate a waiting list for the full groups - if you would like to join please contact our Drama Development Team at or on 023 8062 7806.

Enjoyment is central to all we do at The Berry Youth Theatre. Here's what our members and parents have to say...

“It allows me to be me. Starting a new school is scary and BYT is kind of a break from the stress.”- Youth Theatre Member

“Although it can be challenging at times, the effort that we put in is always worth it. We also have a huge amount of fun, laughing together and making tons of memories." - Youth Theatre Member

“The BYT has been a blessing to my daughter who suffered with low self-esteem and lack of confidence. After joining the BYT her confidence has increased so much - which has shown at school too. We can’t thank you enough.”- Youth Theatre Parent

“I love that BYT challenges my children to work collaboratively but independently!” - Youth Theatre Parent

Read more testimonials from Berry Youth Theatre members and parents here


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Drama Club at our sister venue The Point, Eastleigh a Saturday morning open to young people in Years 1, 2 and 3 and is a perfect introduction to drama, theatre and performance skills.

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