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Young Company

Theatre opportunities for everyone aged 5–25

Work with our professional artists to develop your skills for the stage or behind the scenes. Theatre Royal Plymouth’s Young Company is a great way to increase your skills and confidence in a fun and friendly environment.

We have decided to make changes to our membership- we’re still in the process of working out exactly what this will look like, but in the meantime, If you’d like to receive YC information, we can add you to our mailing list. To be added to the mailing list please contact

Our Young Company courses are now open to non-members. To find out more and Book your place follow the link below:

Young Company Workshops



Holiday Activities

Our intensive week-long Theatre Academies in the Easter and Summer Holidays give you the chance to develop your skills with professional theatre-makers in a fun and exciting week of activities.

Look out for our family-friendly workshops filled with lots of movement, rhyme, storytelling and fun to inspire.

Family Fun Day
Dare to Dazzle

Dare to Dazzle

Dare to Dazzle is a drama group for children aged 7–11 from asylum seeker, refugee or migrant backgrounds. We use drama to explore identity, improve confidence, integration and enhance language skills.


The children’s end of term showback was great, it has inspired me to create an assembly with my class next week celebrating some of the things that make us different.



For more information about Dare to Dazzle, please contact us by email or phone on 01752 230315.

Tiny Tales

In these active weekly sessions, you and your child will explore well-known stories through creative play and unique theatrical storytelling.

My child, who is practically non-verbal, has started creating stories at home and re-enacting Tiny Tales stories.




Tiny Tales

Audition for the upcoming Young Company show


Audition Application Form

Spring Show 2022

Who tells the stories?

Who writes the history books?

You can’t change the past… but what if you could hold those responsible, accountable?

The Young Company Spring Show (title to be generated by the cast) will reach through time and confront the ‘problematic’ history of some of Plymouth’s famous heroes. ‘Cancel culture’ will be investigated and the company will take back the power, by writing a new history of their city.

This production will bring together members of the Young Company and the Young Company Hubs aged 12 – 16 to perform this play in the Drum at Theatre Royal Plymouth. The show will be created and devised by the young people, written by Mich Sanderson and directed by Ryan Wilce.

Auditions will be held on Saturday 11th December with two audition slots available, either 10am – 1pm or 2pm – 5pm. The auditions will take place at The Lab, Theatre Royal Plymouth. The performance dates for this show will be from Thursday 21st – Saturday 23rd April 2022. A full rehearsal schedule can be found below.

You will take part in a group workshop that will last approximately 1 hour. We will then see you individually and ask you to tell us a story about Plymouth. This can be a true story, or completely made up – something that happened to you or someone you know, or a historical tale! Be as creative and performative as you like, but make sure it only lasts around 1 – 2 minutes.

Don’t want to perform but want to work backstage? We will also be looking for several young people to support this production as Assistant or Deputy Stage managers who will be involved in supporting rehearsals and the production process. These roles will be of real value, working with our professional Stage Manager, so we are keen to work with young people who are patient, hard-working and have more of an interest in what goes on working backstage to get a performance together!

To apply, please fill out the contact form linked below or ask for a physical copy from your YC Hubs practitioner. Don’t be afraid to email us on if you have any questions.

Contact Form

Saturday 11th Dec 10am – 1pm The Lab, Theatre Royal Plymouth
Saturday 11th Dec 2pm – 5pm
Saturday 15th Jan 10am-1pm TR2 Production and Learning Centre, Cattedown, PL4 0SJ
Sunday 16th Jan 10am-1pm
Thurday 27th Jan 5-8pm
Thurday 3rd Feb 5-8pm
Thurday 10th Feb 5-8pm
Thurday 17th Feb 5-8pm
Thurday 3rd March 5-8pm
Sunday 6th March 10am-4pm
Thurday 10th March 5-8pm
Sunday 13th March 10am-4pm
Thurday 17th March 5-8pm
Sunday 20th March 10am-4pm
Thurday 24th March 5-8pm
Sunday 27th March 10am-4pm
Thurday 31st March 5-8pm
Sunday 3rd April 10-4pm
Thurday 7th April 5-8pm
Monday 11th April 10am-4pm
Tuesday 12th April 10am-4pm
Wednesday 13th April 10am-4pm
Thurday 14th April 10am-4pm
Monday 18th April 10am-4pm TR2
Tuesday 19th April 10am-6pm Theatre Royal Plymouth
Wednesday 20th April 10am-6pm
Thursday 21st April 1-9pm
Friday 22nd April 6pm-9pm
Saturday 23rd April 6pm-9pm

TRP Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults Policy

The welfare of the child is paramount. Theatre Royal Plymouth (TRP) are fully committed to ensuring that children attending our facilities (and those who are working with us in off-site locations) are protected and kept safe from harm in accordance with ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children, A Guide to Inter Agency Working to Safeguard and Promote the Welfare of Children’ (Updated 2019), and internal policies and operating procedures.

This policy was updated on 05/02/2021

This policy is due to be updated on 05/02/2022

Read the document here