YMT: UK was started in 2003 by a group of experienced and committeddirectors, administrators, pastoral staff, young people and parents whowere determined to create a dynamic, vibrant and participatory companywhich could bring together young people from around the UK in musictheatre projects.
All these projects involve young people creating and devising the workthemselves, supported by professional directors, choreographers andmusical directors. Sometimes we ask a writer or composer to write apiece specially, but in this case they will still be working with theyoung people’s help to shape and develop the piece with them.
The company provides a full range of residential workshops, mostly inuniversities, boarding schools or activity centres, during the schooland college holidays. The first point of entry is either through TheStudio or through Auditions .
The charity also provides a range of Outreach opportunities includingspecialist courses for young people with disabilities, taster workshopsfor schools or youth services and cross community projects in NorthernIreland. As well as having a value in their own right, these coursesare also designed to encourage wider participation by young people fromall backgrounds into the charity’s mainstream courses. For furtherinformation, please call the office on 0870 240 5057.
Youth Music Theatre is incorporated as a company limited by guaranteeand is registered with the Charities Commission number 1103076.
The company has a Board of Trustees and has developed parallel committees in Scotland and Northern Ireland.
They have recently moved office to a newly refurbished and larger office space in Battersea. Our new address is:
40 Parkgate Road
Tel: 0870 240 5057
Email: [email protected]