Lyme Youth Theatre


Lyme Youth Theatre is for young people  who have a passion for theatre. Professional tutors and directors lead classes and workshops to enable members to learn new skills and perform.

Classes run over three terms from September to July weekly (excluding school holidays) at the Marine Theatre

Well done for the amazing work on your sustainable production of ‘Bedbug: The Musical’  for The Big Ideas Challenge – the judges are still talking about it! – Dorset County Council

Class times for 2017

LYT Company

Every Tuesday 6pm-8.30pm (excluding 1/2 term and holidays)

LYT Company is for teenagers aged 13-21 and the weekly classes cost £12 per session

Each year LYT Company rehearse a full production which is performed at the Marine Theatre from 29th-31 March 2017 as part of National Theatre Connections Festival. As part of the festival we take the company to a large regional theatre to perform alongside other youth companies in South West on 7th April.

Members must commit to weekly rehearsals until the performance week at the end of March 2017.

We occasionally offer bursaries for LYT Company; please get in touch to let us know your access needs.


How to join

Please email to book a place, or call the theatre office on 01297 442394.Bedbug_rehearsal-2182

How to pay

Payment for classes can be made in cash or cheque on the day of the class, or in advance for the term. Cheques should be made out to Lyme Youth Theatre.

Join Lyme Youth Theatre 2017…

It costs just £10 a year to join. For this you get:

  • regular News of what’s going on
  • £1 tickets for many Marine Theatre shows,
  • priority work experience placements,
  • performance opportunities.


The aim is to introduce the company to the best of modern and classical theatre practice and technique. Performance skills are known to boost confidence and self-esteem, and we hope our members will be able to transfer these skills to work done in school, university or vocational drama training. Members can also work on productions Backstage or as an Assistant Director, Producer or Designer. At the Marine we also offer work experience opportunities at the Marine to learn about Producing, Directing, Administration and Marketing.

We are very proud that some of our members have been selected to join the National Youth Theatre, and past members have studied at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Rose Bruford, ALRA, and East 15. A number of our founder members are now theatre professionals – including actors, musicians, and a set and costume designer.

LYT Company part of National Theatre Connections500 Festival 2017

A group of talented teenagers from Lyme Regis and the surrounding area aged 13-19 are the members of Lyme Youth Theatre Company, led by Marine Artistic Director Clemmie Reynolds. They commit to 2 terms of weekly rehearsals to join LYT Company for the annual production.

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Here’s the Bedbug poster from last’s years LYT show designed by Lyme’s Chloe Duncan from Woodroffe School

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