In September 2016, The Union Theatre is excited to launch the Union Youth Theatre (UYT).

The Union Youth Theatre provides fun-filled classes in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Singing and Drama every Sunday morning during term time. Our staff have trained at the country’s leading drama schools including Arts Educational, The Royal Academy of Music and the The Central School of Speech and Drama and have worked extensively across the globe and in London’s West End.

Each year, the students will work towards staging a musical and will perform this at the newly built Union Theatre.

Additionally, members will be offered the chance to take part in West End Masterclasses as well as theatre trips and other exciting opportunities.

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

Fees & Term Dates

UYT Membership: introductory offer is £150 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.

Autumn Term 2016

11th September – 18th December 2016
(public performance on 18th December)

Half Term (no classes): 30th October and 6th November

Spring Term 2017

8th January – 9th April 2017
(Show Week: 3rd - 9th April)

Half Term (no classes): 12th and 19th February

Summer Term 2017

23rd April – 23rd July 2017
(end of year Showcase on 23rd July)

Half Term (no classes): 28th May and 4th June

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


The first of these Masterclasses will take place this Summer and run between 15-19 August 2016. Each day, a team of West End professionals will lead a new workshop based on a different West End Show.


Monday 15th - Friday 19th August 2016


10am - 4pm


6 - 18


1 day £30 (*Early Bird Discount Offer £25)

3 days £75 (*Early Bird Discount Offer £60)

5 days £125 (*Early Bird Discount Offer £100)

(Sibling Discount Available / * Book by 1st July for Early Bird Offer)


07790 376213




Director of Studies:
Michael Burgen

Michael trained at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and has worked extensively as an actor in London’s West End as well as round the UK and internationally. Michael also works as a director and has recently finished working with Mountview on their ‘Bridge Project’ that focuses on working with children in the Greater London area.

Professional performance credits include: Patsy in Spamalot (West End & UK Tour), Sir Joseph Porter K. C. B in All-Male HMS Pinafore (UK Tour), Samuel in All-Male Pirates of Penzance (Sydney Theatre Company and UK Tour), Nick Cheek in The Dreaming (Union Theatre, London), The White Rabbit in Alice in Wonderland (Italian Tour), Simple Simon in Jack and the Beanstalk (Lighthouse Theatre, Kettering), Dandini in Cinderella (Stag Theatre, Sevenoaks) and The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (New Vic Theatre).



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