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Tunbridge Wells
Kent, TN1 1JP

Children and Young People

Our Weekly Workshop Groups:
Unfortunately, the sessions for these have been cancelled during Lockdown 2. We hope to start again in December, with new spaces available from January.


Trinity Youth Theatre runs a wide range of workshops and shows for those aged 5-21. These include workshops such as our weekly drama and movie making sessions as well as one off activities such as our themed make-up photoshoots, monologue workshops and musical theatre days.

We also make a number of short films, shown on our cinema screen, and stage productions, with recent highlights including Sweeney Todd School Edition, High School Musical, Variations (as part of National Theatre Connections) and Pronoun (which we performed at the Edinburgh Fringe). Members can get involved in everything – from performing in the cast or orchestra, to sound and lighting, costumes and make-up, and assistant directing.

We also have an active social calendar – with theatre trips, residentials, parties and overnight cinema events.

“I think this possibly is the highlight of [my daughter]’s life to date, we can’t say thank you enough.”
Member’s mother, on Pronoun and our trip to Edinburgh Fringe

“I was totally enthralled.”
Audience member for Sweeney Todd

“Connections was one of the best things I’ve ever got involved with. I’d love to do it again in the future! I loved that fact I got to know the cast. They were incredible and I’ve made some good friends from that cast.”
A member of the NT Connections 2019 group


Weekly Workshops

We have weekly workshops in Drama, Singing, Dancing and Movie Making. These cover a range of skills, and are led by experienced and fun professionals. They focus on building a young person’s confidence and creativity, and fostering a sense of community.

Many of these are oversubscribed. Join the waiting list to find out when spaces become available
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All of our youth theatre groups are run by experienced, DBS checked professionals.

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Productions and Short Films

We stage a number of productions throughout the year – from well-known plays and musicals, to new writing and murder mysteries, as well as a number of short films. Most of the auditions are open to everyone, and feature a mixture of people who do our weekly workshops, those who just join us for shows, and those who have never done anything on stage before!

We also have young people involved in every stage of the process – including as assistant directors, lighting designers, camera operator, costumiers, make-up and in our orchestra!

Recent shows include: High School Musical 2, the original script of Peter Pan, Variations (part of National Theatre Connections), Les Misérables School Edition and Pronoun.

Most of our 2020 slate has been moved to 2021 including Sister Act, Winnie the Pooh, Seussical and Elf Jr. In February 2021, we are also proud to be staging Legally Blonde: The Musical.

Join the waiting list to find out about auditions and other chances to get involved!
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Backstage Youth Theatre

Take part, behind the scenes!

Our Backstage Youth Theatre gives members the opportunity to get involved in the creative process that goes into bringing a show from concept to stage. Backstage members learn, with the guidance of industry professionals, about the different elements that happen behind the scenes in the theatre.

Members will get an opportunity to take part in workshops on:

  • Set design
  • Make-up artistry
  • Lighting design
  • Sound design
  • Costumes
  • Stage management
  • Props
  • Scenic arts


To be the first to know when applications re-open, sign up to the waiting list:
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One-Off Workshops and Courses

In addition to shows and our weekly Youth Theatre sessions, Trinity Theatre runs many creative workshops and courses throughout the year, during school holidays and at the weekends. They vary in age group and theme, but always help children and young people to learn new skills or get involved in something creative!

These include our Movie in a Week projects, regular Musical Days, photoshoots, Monologue workshops, A Capella workshops and Make a Model Theatre Set workshops. All are led by experienced and skilled facilitators and lead to incredible results.

These are taking a bit of a pause during the pandemic, but visit the calendar to find out more as we add them.