About

Meetings take place at The Corn Exchange’s Learning Centre in The Market Place, Newbury on Wednesday evenings from 7:30 to 9:30.

For over 30 years we have been providing local young people with the opportunity to join our ensemble in making award-winning, critically acclaimed productions.

Much of our reputation has been founded over 20 years of touring to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where we have consistently been met with unprecedented praise by the press there:

“A fantastic display of ensemble storytelling by one of the strongest youth theatres at the fringe… this show will lose you in a world of imagination”
The 730 Review 2017 4 Stars

“A force to be reckoned with”
BroadwayBaby 2016 4 Stars

Newbury Youth Theatre have once again brought a must see show to the Fringe”
SGFringe 2015 4 stars

 There are no auditions to join NYT and no restrictions to membership apart from a commitment from members to support each other, have energy, enthusiasm, a willingness to learn and, above all, have a love of theatre in its widest sense. Many of the past members have successfully gone on to drama colleges, teacher training and some have returned to act as tutors.

“This is storytelling at the highest level, told with vigour and intelligence that completely engages adults as well as children.”
FringeReview 2014 HIGHLY RECOMMENDED SHOW

“A consummate ensemble piece”
Edinburgh Reporter 2013 5 Stars

“Newbury Youth Theatre are a lively, inventive group…”
Broadway Baby 2012 5 Stars (plus sixth star BOBBY Award) 

“An exciting and dynamic young company others could learn from”
The Herald 2011 5 Stars

“A production worthy to stand alongside others by more experienced and older companies”
British Theatre Guide 2011 5 Stars

Independent Critic’s Choice 2010

“The original text is given a powerful new energy, with perfect comic timing… this show lacks nothing”
BroadwayBaby 2010 5 Stars

“Absolutely delightful”
Three Weeks 2010 5 stars

Stage Must See Show 2009 & 2010

“Thought provoking, entertaining and moving… enchanting” 
Three Weeks (Editor’s Choice Award) 5 Stars 2009

Newbury Youth Theatre is affiliated to Berkshire Youth and a member of the National Association of Youth Theatres.