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Todmorden Hippodrome
Youth Theatre

The Todmorden Hippodrome Youth Theatre (or HYT for short) is the youth section of Todmorden Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society. Formed in 1981, HYT is now one of the area’s largest youth theatre groups with over 100 members. We cover everything from full scale musicals to contemporary drama and learning stage craft and production skills. We are split into two groups on age and perform all through the year.  We’re not a club that does different dancing and singing workshops every week, we actually work towards staging a full production whilst learning about every aspect of theatre. At HYT we give our members the opportunity to experience putting on a full scale show in a real theatre with an audience. Nothing can compete with that!

Who can join HYT?

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.