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Young People

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Young People


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

When This Is Over

As world leaders gather for COP26 (UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow) in November, Company Three and Nick Hern Books are inviting youth theatres and schools everywhere to tell the stories of the young people whose futures depend on a successful conference in Glasgow.

When This Is Over is a play in which young people tell the stories of their lives. It is about what has happened to them in the past, who they are right now and who they want to be in the future. This is a piece about pivotal moments that change your life forever – staged at a pivotal time in history.

This production will bring together members of the Young Company and the Young Company Hubs aged 12 – 18 to perform this play in a unique, exciting, state of the art new venue located in the city of Plymouth.

We will work with a blueprint script as a devising guide to make our own version of this play. We hope you’ll join us to be a part of this exciting project and celebrate the stories of young people everywhere.


Auditions will be held on Wednesday 18th August from 10am – 1pm and Thursday 19th August from 2pm – 5pm.


You will take part in a group workshop that will last approximately 1 hour. We will then see you individually and ask you to prepare an acceptance speech for an award. This could be an award for ANYTHING! Maybe it’s something you’re currently good at or something you hope for in the future. It doesn’t need to be serious, or an already established award, so you have complete free reign. Be as creative as you’d like to be but make sure it only lasts around 1 – 2 minutes.

If you would like to audition, please complete the form online below and we will contact you with the exact time and date of your audition by 13th August.

Young Company Audition Application Form

When This Is Over
  • Please enter a number from 12 to 18.
    (must be 12-18)
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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