Youth Theatre

Youth Theatre at Theatre by the Lake is all about inspiring the next generation of theatre makers in Cumbria!


We run 10 sessions per term throughout the year for young people aged 7-19.

Our weekly sessions are all about fun, good energy and enthusiasm, paired with high quality training and experiences. Working with professional artists each term, Youth Theatre members will learn new skills, from games and improvisation, to script work and puppetry.

It’s a great opportunity to make new friends, develop confidence and experience some incredible opportunities on our stages and beyond.

Limited places available, book now!


We have three courses suitable for different age groups:

Junior Youth Theatre

Ages 7-11
Mondays 4:30 – 5:30pm
A fun filled programme designed to spark an imagination in young performers and ignite a passion! Come and have fun, make friends and get performing!

Book your place here


Senior Youth Theatre

Ages 11-14
Mondays 6 – 7:30pm
Develop your skills as a performer and learn techniques to begin making your own theatre! Senior Youth Theatre will introduce you to professional artists and experiences whilst developing your creative toolkit!

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Young Company

Ages 14-19
Tuesdays 5pm – 6:30pm
A course for passionate, committed and curious young performers. This high level training will push you to develop new skills, embrace your talents and collaborate with other young company members. As our Young Company, you will represent Theatre by the Lake at our National Connections Festival on 24 – 26th March 2023, performing a brand new play on our Main Stage!

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TBTL Youth Theatre places cost £50 per term (£5 per session)
Please note, termly fees are payable upon booking your place and are non refundable, unless in extreme circumstances.



TBTL are proud to offer a limited number of FREE places on any of our Youth Theatre Groups, subject to the young person attending, or their guardian receiving any of the following:
• Free school meals
• Universal credit
• Working tax credit
• Income support
• Jobseeker’s allowance
• Personal independent payment
• Incapacity benefit

If you feel you qualify for any of the above criteria, please contact to pursue a subsidised place.