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The Theatre Royal’s youth group originally called Second Star Youth Theatre was established in October 2014 by Millie Hardy Sims. It started with a play that saw the culmination of a week’s worth of work as part of a half term project, The Lost BoySecond Star then became part of the Playgoers organisation and is now a valued part of the theatre. They aim to perform 3 performances a year to friends, family, other members and the public.

In the summer of 2017, Millie went away to university, and Playgoers established a Youth Council to undertake the task of running SSYT. The ‘Youth Council’ would be a committee of older group members who were originally selected by the Playgoers’ Council. Currently they are: Georgia Douglas-Brown, Heather Palmer, Sophie Mackenzie, Joel Indiana, Lindsey Hewitt and Ellie Wilson. Alongside the Youth Council is a dedicated ‘Youth Facilitator’ who has overall responsibility for all aspects of youth involvement in the theatre and who oversees the Youth Council providing advice and guidance. This role is undertaken Paul Adams, who is more than qualified for the position. When the Youth Council was formed most members were under 18 and so Kira Pearson was also appointed as ‘Youth Leader’ to fulfill the role of responsible adult!

In June 2018, the Youth Council decided SSYT needed a change. The youth group was re-branded as ‘Theatre Royal Youth’ to bring the Playgoers and SSYT closer together and encourage the “brand name” of the Theatre Royal.

Theatre Royal Youth is designed for young people from 8-18 to develop confidence, teamwork,  learn all aspects of theatre (both on-stage and off!), make friends and perform. We aim to provide children with skills involving stage makeup, set building, acting, costume making, directing and much more.

If you (or a family member) are interested in getting involved please do get in touch. We are always happy to hear from you.

Contact us on:
01900 603 161
‘Theatre Royal Youth’ on Facebook

Our sessions are held weekly on Saturday Morning  10am – 12pm.

There is an Annual Subscription of £10. This also includes tickets to see all age appropriate Playgoers Productions at the Theatre Royal


The Lost Boy
Written by Millie Hardy Sims

Sleeping Beauty
Adapted by Millie Hardy Sims
Hansel and Gretel
Adapted by Millie Hardy Sims
The Nutcracker and the Mouse King

Written by Millie Hardy Sims

The Lost Boy
Reprised for the official re-opening of Theatre Royal
The Adventures of Pinocchio

Adapted by Millie Hardy Sims
Adapted by Millie Hardy Sims
Unhappily Everafter

An original play written by Millie Hardy Sims and Connor McClenan.
A Wonderful Life
Performed with kind permission from Tony Palermo at RuyaSonic.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Adapted by Millie Hardy Sims
The Wind in the Willows
Adapted by Millie Hardy Sims.
Christmas Showcase
Performed exclusively for family and friends, this was a culmination of all aspects of the performing arts, consisting of Christmas songs, dances and scenes. This was the first performance under new management and was directed by Georgia Douglas-Brown.

The Cast Of The Wind In The Willows
Girls Like That
The Cast Of Alice In Wonderland
New TRY Hoodies
Be My Baby
King And Queen Of Hearts Crowns
The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz
The Railway Children
Hansel & Gretel
The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz
Be My Baby
The Railway Children
Be My Baby
Girls Like That
Goodnight Mister Tom
Girls Like That
The Adventures Of Pinoccio. Luke Plays Pinocchio
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Alice in Wonderland
Written by Lewis Carroll
Adapted for the Stage by Brainerd Duffield
Spring Showcase
Directed by Sophie Mackenzie

Oliver Twist
Written by Charles Dickens
Adapted for the stage by Paul Adams
A Christmas Carol
Written by Charles Dickens
Adapted for the stage by Guy Williams

Girls Like That
by Evan Placey
The Railway Children
by  E. Nesbit

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