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.

The aim is to introduce members 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.

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

Lyme Youth Theatre Autumn 2017

The Lyme Youth Theatre will be relaunched very soon. Please email to register your interest

How to join

Please email to book a place, or call the theatre office on 01297 442394 for more information

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,
  • news about performance opportunities.



Past productions

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.

Bedbug The Musical - Connections500 Logo - to go top left hand corner

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

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