BYT Casting visit.

We had a great visit from Casting Director Verity Naughton, who dropped by check out our members. She also gave us a bit of an insight into the work she does and how the casting process works.

Spotlight BYT past members – Josh Nembhard

I have always enjoyed drama and acting, I studied drama in secondary school and during my spare time I wanted to do more workshops so I joined Brixton Youth Theatre at the age of 14, they allowed me to enhance and develop the skills I needed to progress while in a fun environment. From here I went onto study Performing Arts at Lambeth College and then getting accepted into Middlesex University to study Theatre Arts. I spent 3 years in university focusing solely on acting and directing. Acting was always a passion for me, but having the option to direct productions was a new avenue to just look into. The experience I gained at in those 3 years with priceless, I learnt a lot about myself and the industry, the opportunities that were presented to me, I took full advantage of them. I finally graduated in 2017 with a BA in Theatre Studies. All thanks to Brixton Youth Theatre who helped to start my adventure – Now I’m at Identity Acting School and I am also apart of the Young Vic’s Genesis Programme.  Looking back, Brixton Youth Theatre was the gateway to allowing me to step out of my comfort zone and work with trained professionals, without the support of the tutors of BYT behind me, I would have never been able to learn a lot of key skills and had opportunities that has brought me so far.

New BYT term – starts on Friday 7th September 6pm – 8pm

After the summer break our new Brixton Youth Theatre term will start on Friday 7th September, 6pm – 8pm.
The start of a new term is a great time for new members to join.
So if you are aged between 13 – 21yr and want to:
  • learn fantastic new acting and performance skills
  • take part in theatre trips
  • hear about opportunities to audition for TV films and theatre
  • make new friends
  • etc..etc…the list is endless…
Then get in touch

Vintage Voices meets BYT

BYT members had a great evening performing their spoken word pieces at the Vintage Voices sharing.




Under the theme, ‘We Belong’ they created and performed work that focused on identity, and explored their anxieties around fitting in.







Their pieces brilliant complimented the reminiscences of the older participants.

BYT – New terms starts on Friday 20 April 6pm-8pm

We have some exciting projects coming up – starting with some Spoken Word workshops and rehearsals for the ‘We Belong’ Vintage Voices event (details below) – check it out.

‘We Belong’ Vintage Voices and Brixton Youth Theatre event – 28 April 2018

Brixton Community Base and Sixteenfeet Productions would like to invite you to an evening of readings, recordings and reminiscence mapping Brixton’s recent past.  The event will be hosted by the spoken word artist Elliot Daley, aka ‘Wordplay’ and will feature performances by Brixton Youth Theatre.

This project has involved local people sharing their memories of Brixton from the 1950’s to the present day.  The resultant stories are thought-provoking, moving and at times very funny!  We are presenting original works under the 2018 Brixton Design Trail theme, ‘We Belong’ as an acknowledgement of the connectivity between different culture, ages, hopes and ambitions.  

Come and join us at Brixton Community Base, Talma Road, SW2 1AS on Saturday 28 April from 6.30pm for a 7pm start.

If you are interested in joining BYT and taking part in this event please getting touch.

From Macbeth to DNA

We’ve been working this term on helping participants with their GCSEs

Hopefull, our workshops on Macbeth and the play DNA will bring top results!

New term Friday 5 January 2018

Our new term kicks off on the Friday 5th January and we are looking forward to an exciting year at Brixton Youth Theatre.

If you would like to take part in drama class, theatre trips, masterclasses and performances – then come and join us, new members always welcome.