The Union Youth Theatre (UYT) launched in September 2016 and is available to children aged 4-18

UYT members have the opportunity to:

  • Train with professional actors and directors
  • Rehearse and perform at the Union Theatre
  • Make new friends, build self-confidence and meet theatre professionals
  • Attend theatre trips
  • Sign up to West End Masterclasses

Members also develop a range of skills, including:

  • Voice and movement technique
  • Text analysis
  • Singing and dance technique
  • Team work
  • Stage craft

If you have any queries about the youth theatre please contact us by email, or telephone on 077790 376213

Union Youth Theatre concert

Having worked at the Union and extensively as a child performer, I'm honoured to lend my name to this new youth theatre project. There's nothing greater and more helpful for children than learning and performing together in a group ... it prepares them for social situations as adults and keeps their inquisitive nature alive. If I was 9yrs old again, I'd be there in a shot!

Anna Jane Casey
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Fees & Term Dates

UYT Membership:
Little Lions (Ages 4- 7) £150 per term
Columba & Phoenix (Ages 8 - 18) £175 per term

Free two-week trial for new members.

Sibling discount available.

The year is divided into three terms according to the local school’s calendar with a half term break in which additional workshops may be offered.

Spring Term 2019

13th January - 24th March 2019

Half Term (no classes): 17th February

Summer Term 2019

28th April - 21st July 2019

Half Term (no classes): 26th May and 2nd June

Rehearsals are held every Sunday morning during term-time at The Union Theatre, SE1 0LR.

West End Summer School August 2018

UYT Intensive

In September 2018, UYT are delighted to launch UYT intensive; a class for 10-18 year olds who want to hone their skills in acting and singing.

UYT will teach the LAMDA syllabus and prepare members for LAMDA exams. The 2 hour weekly class is also designed to work on the members' audition material for drama schools (should that be their path of choice).

From Modern monologues to Shakespeare, Acting for Screen to Acting through Song, UYT INTENSIVE aims to develop the stars of tomorrow. Classes will take place at The Union Theatre every Sunday afternoon during term time.

UYT INTENSIVE is designed as a class for new members and also is available as an extra curricular class for UYT members at a discounted rate.


Shrek The Musical Jr 2019

  • Based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture and the Book by William Steig
  • Book and Lyrics by: David Lindsay-Abaire
  • Music by: Jeanine Tesori

16th - 21st July @ The Union Theatre, London

Beauty is in the eye of the ogre in Shrek The Musical JR., based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film and fantastic Broadway musical. It's a "big bright beautiful world" as everyone's favorite ogre, Shrek, leads a cast of fairytale misfits on an adventure to rescue a princess and find true acceptance. Part romance and part twisted fairy tale, Shrek JR. is an irreverently fun show with a powerful message for the whole family.

Originally produced on Broadway by DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Production.
Original Production Directed by Jason Moore and Rob Ashford. “I’m a Believer” by Neil Diamond.
Presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe)

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