Berkhamsted Youth Theatre

Berkhamsted Youth Theatre is open to children and young adults aged between 9 and 18 years of age and holds auditions for new members once a year - usually in May. The BYT produce two shows a year which are staged at The Pendley Theatre in Tring and also run a variety of workshops throughout the year.

Berkhamsted Youth Theatre was originally formed though BAODS Theatre Company in March 1983 to feed the growth of youth involvement in the Theatre. After nearly 4 years as Junior BAODS, Berkhamsted Youth Theatre was formed in 1985 to give young members their own identity. The aim is to introduce local young people to all aspects of the theatre in a fun and lively way. The group currently runs with around 60 members aged between 9 and 18 years old. Young people are encouraged to backstage as well as audition for adult roles.

To date Berkhamsted Youth Theatre had over 500 members from all the schools in the Berkhamsted region and have put on over 50 productions and numerous charity performances including the following:

  • May 2010 - Excalibur! The story of young King Arthur
  • November 2010 - to be announced
  • May 2009 - 101 Dalmatians
  • November 2009 - Fiddler on the Roof
  • May 2008 - Peter Pan
  • November 2008 - Macbeth
  • May 2007 - Grimm Tales
  • November 2007 - Aladdin
  • April 2006 - The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
  • November 2006 - The Wizard of Oz

Mission Statement of Berkhamsted Youth Theatre

To bring the youth of Berkhamsted and the surrounding area, education in all aspects of the Theatre.

Membership and Auditions for Berkhamsted Youth Theatre

To find out more about becoming a member of the Berkhamsted Youth Theatre and the audition process, visit the BYT website (click on direct weblink above).


Parents of members are encouraged to be actively involved - without their help the Berkhamsted Youth Theatre would not be able to put shows on. Visit the BYT website for a special 'Parents' page.

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