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Join the Hippodrome Youth Theatre

Any young person aged between 8 and 21 can join HYT. You do not need to have any previous experience of theatre, we just ask that you have a healthy interest in theatre and can offer commitment to HYT. HYT is split into two groups: The senior group, ages 11 -21, meet every Monday evening from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. The only change to this is during the run up to a production when it is normal to have meetings on more than one day. (Please note that senior HYT starts at Year 7 age).HYT Juniors, ages 8 to 11, meet on alternate Sunday mornings during term time and present an end of year production every July.

Here's how you join us

For ages 11 to 21
HYT is the senior section of the youth theatre (11-21). Each year HYT performs a musical around the end of November/ beginning of December. Membership of HYT is by audition. We do this through group workshops but we do give you the chance to practice with us first. Please be aware that there may be a long waiting period but we'll keep you informed as we can only audition when places become available.
 
For ages 8 to 11
HYT Juniors is the younger section of the youth theatre.  The aim of HYT Juniors is to give young people an introduction to all aspects of the theatre. We run workshops every other Sunday (in most cases) and work towards a presentation at the end of the year.
 
HYT Juniors is for children aged 8-11 (Years 4-6 in school). The auditions take place at the beginning of each September, please note that the closing date for applications is the end of July each year. All children on the waiting list will be contacted in August and invited to an audition workshop. The invitation will include all details about the workshop.