City of Plymouth Theatre Company

Youth Theatre

This exciting project exists to develop young people's skills in theatre. The Plymouth Youth Theatre is open to young people aged from 4 to 18 years.

Formed in January 2004, the members of this highly successful part of Plymouth Theatre Company have performed in the main company productions of Simply Christmas, Half a Sixpence, Wind in the Willows, The Music Man, Its Christmas and Annie at the Playhouse. They have also presented their own successful productions and a list of these can be found on the past productions page.

Interested in joining?

Please contact Katy O'Brien on 07791 692156 or Matt Rowe (Youth Theatre co-ordinator) on 07976 184176.


Katy O'Brien - Director/Choreographer

Katy began her professional career in Annie at the Victoria Palace Theatre, London. Her credits include; Just so, Sweeney Todd, Oliver! The Diary of Anne Frank, Hello Dolly and Guys and Dolls, not to mention her television credits. She has appeared in all of the Music of The Night productions at the Royal Citadel since 1992, and has taken the lead in many of the Plymouth Theatre Company productions both at the Theatre Royal and at the Devonport Playhouse.

A very accomplished singer, dancer and actor, Katy has recently developed her skills to direct the Plymouth Youth Theatre. Her first production, after taking over the company in September 2008, was the very successful Bugsy Malone in April 2009 and this was followed by Aladdin in November of the same year.


Each year the groups get to perform at the Devonport Playhouse in their own shows and also have an opportunity, where possible, to be in the adult company shows.

The Youth Theatre meet on Tuesday evenings, school term time at the Playhouse:

4.00 - 5.00pm Foundation & KS 1
4.30 - 6.00 Years 3 to Year 8
6.00 - 7.30 Years 9 upwards

This is a guide to times but the Youth Theatre reserves the right to place child where appropriate with regards to experience and ability

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