Current shows

Dates and Venues

Summer 2016 was a spectacular season for YMT with 280 young performers, 40 instrumentalists and numerous young technicians and designers working on our productions. 

In 2017 we are unashamedly tackling some of the biggest titles in British Theatre, Music and Literature. The world premiere of the 1960s rock opera A Teenage Opera joins Lewis Carroll's Jabberwocky, Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels and Thomas Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles. Then we will  be exploring more devised work in our Plymouth venues and new contemporary dance projects with Dance Connection 2 (Dance Connection 1 ended up at Sadler's Wells' Lilian Baylis Theatre as Sweat Factory). And there will be more to announce in the coming weeks with at least eight full scale Productions around the UK. So keep this page bookmarked!

If you're aged 11-21 and want to take part in #YMT2017 then book your audition now! Some notes on the casting of each show are given on the Show pages below. But basically, we are looking for people with guts, determination, integrity, ambition, energy, authenticity, generosity and a willingness to give it everything! And don't forget we are looking for musicians, stage management and technicians as well as actors. Follow in the footsteps of Ed Sheeran (Frankenstein, 2007), Sam Smith (Oh! Carol, 2009), Lauren Samuels (Red Hunter, 2005) and many, many others now treading the boards on theatres in the West End and around the country - it's the very Best of British Theatre!


Gulliver's Travels - New British Musicals - Youth Music Theatre UK

Gulliver's Travels (2017)

28 Jul 2017 to 30 Jul 2017, Belfast: Lyric Theatre

This summer, voyage to unknown lands and lose yourself in a world of mythical creatures as Jonathan Swift’s classic satire is brought to life on stage.  Washed ashore by a devastating shipwreck, Lemuel Gulliver sets out on a whirlwind expedition. Captured by the miniature beings of Lilliput and...

Dance Connection 2 - New British Musicals - Youth Music Theatre UK

DC2: Reflections in Swan Lake (2017)

04 Aug 2017 to 05 Aug 2017, London: Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler's Wells

Knitting together a rich tapestry of music and sound, Dance Connection 2: Reflections in Swan Lake delves into traditional mythology and folklore to unearth the original narratives behind the iconic ballet Swan Lake. Bringing these stories into the harsh light of the present, choreographer Rachel...

A Teenage Opera - New British Musicals - Youth Music Theatre UK

A Teenage Opera (2017)

11 Aug 2017 to 13 Aug 2017, Berkshire: South Hill Park Arts Centre

Before Jesus Christ Superstar, before Tommy, before Joseph, there was… A Teenage Opera. As the British music industry exploded from Abbey Road Studios in the late 60s and the Beatles were recording Sgt. Pepper, A Teenage Opera became one of the great mysteries of musical theatre and it took a whole...

First Ladies - New British Musicals - Youth Music Theatre UK

First Ladies (2017)

12 Aug 2017 to 13 Aug 2017, Plymouth: Barbican Theatre

The First Ladies of history are a force to be reckoned with, and they are cordially invited to bear witness to the inauguration of a new member of their prestigious tribe – the first female President of one of the world’s most powerful countries. Who it will be, and how, remains a mystery…...

Jabberwocky - Youth Music Theatre UK

Jabberwocky (2017)

18 Aug 2017 to 20 Aug 2017, Margate Theatre Royal

‘Beware the Jabberwock my son: the jaws that bite, the claws that catch...’ Flora and Jess are two girls separated by more than a century, but a chance meeting across time leads them to join forces in order to defeat the terrifying Jabberwock who lurks in the world beyond the mirror. Adapted from...

More in Common - New British Musicals - Youth Music Theatre UK

DC3: More in Common (2017)

19 Aug 2017 to 20 Aug 2017, Halifax: Square Chapel

Young people from Youth Music Theatre UK come together in Yorkshire to create an original dance and choral work exploring how in a divided world, music and dance can unite us all. Set against the tumult of our current political climate, Dance Connections 3: More In Common presents a brand new...

The Children of the New Forest - New British Musicals - Youth Music Theatre UK

The Children of the New Forest (2017)

26 Aug 2017 to 27 Aug 2017, Plymouth: Barbican Theatre

Against the backdrop of the 1600’s Civil War, Edward and his three siblings are tragically orphaned when their father is killed by Parliamentary soldiers on the hunt for Charles I. Fleeing, the children adopt a modest life and begin the fight to save their home, their family and their king, but...

Tess of the d'Urbervilles - New British Musicals - Youth Music Theatre UK

Tess of the d'Urbervilles (2017)

01 Sep 2017 to 03 Sep 2017, Winchester: Theatre Royal

Free-spirited country girl Tess Durbeyfield knows nothing of the world outside her own village but then she finds a job that will change her life forever. When she is caught between her wealthy, manipulative, cousin Alec and the handsome, educated, farmer Angel Clare, a dark love story unfolds...