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Playmakers Youth Theatre

Drama & Theatre (School Yrs 4–7)


Our specialised drama and theatre sessions are designed to enable participants to develop their skills, knowledge and passion in all elements of traditional and contemporary theatre making. 

In the sessions participants will explore:

  • Acting skills;
  • Character development technique;
  • Directing tips;
  • Games for rehearsals;
  • Performing on stage; 
  • Story generation exercises;
  • Working with others.

Participants will apply their learning in sessions when working collaboratively with their fellow participants on traditional plays, new scripts and when creating their own original work.

Throughout the year there will be opportunities for participants to create and perform new works at Theatre Royal Winchester and our annual Outdoor Arts festival, Hat Fair.

Term Dates

Autumn Term
w/c 25 Sep to 4 Dec 2023
(Autumn half term w/c 23 Oct)

Spring Term
w/c 8 Jan to 18 Mar 2024
Performances at Theatre Royal Winchester w/c 25 Mar 2024
(Spring half term w/c 12 Feb)

Summer Term
w/c 15 Apr to 1 Jul 2024
Performances at Hat Fair weekend of 5 - 7 Jul
(Spring half term w/c 27 May)

We aim to provide all groups 10 sessions per term.

Free Taster

Not sure if our groups are right for you? Participants (and their parents/guardians) are most welcome to come along for a free taster session and see what we get up to. If you'd like to attend a free taster session, please contact

Financial Support

Financial support
We hope that our prices are affordable, but we understand that it may not be affordable for everyone. We are able to offer financial support (such as bursaries) to new and existing members for whom the price is a barrier to joining Playmakers Youth Theatre. If you would like to discuss this further please contact for a confidential conversation as to how we can support.

Playmakers Youth Theatre offers dynamic, exciting and fun practical sessions for young theatre-makers of all experiences.

We are dedicated to providing an environment that is safe, stimulating and supportive in which young people can be happy, develop confidence and thrive.

With all sessions led by local industry professionals, Playmakers Youth Theatre is here to provide our community with an offer to delight, unite and excite everyone in exploring their creative side!

Playmakers Youth Theatre sessions are the perfect way for young people to escape, relax and recharge.