BYT 7-11

Starts 21 May

BYT are excited to announce a brand new programme strand for local young people aged 7 -11

BYT 7-11, Is a great new project that will run free, weekly drama and performing arts workshops, every Friday during term time 4.15pm – 5.45pm  

The workshops will use drama as a fun and exciting tool to:

  • Build confidence, communication, interpersonal and creative skills; 
  • Develop literacy skills, and support the school curriculum; 
  • Build acting and performance skills and give young people access to the profession. 

BYT 7-11 will provide a perfect ladder of opportunity for participants, enabling them to progress from the younger group to our well established older BYT group, (13 – 19). The young people will engage in fun, creative activities providing a positive outlet for their energy and an alternative to more negative activities and behaviour. 

Supported by

Sir Walter St John’s Educational Charity

If you are interested joining click here to download an application form.


Brixton Youth Theatre will be hosting a 5 day drama project for 8-11 year olds over Easter half term.

The Project will provide fun and creative drama activities, for young people based in Brixton, which will enable them to explore their health and well-being in a safe and supportive environment. The activities will include, drama games, Tai Chi, Music and dancing, improvisation, and drawing / crafts. Young people will be provided with a nutritious healthy lunch.

Easter HAF Drama Project

6th 7th 8th 9thand 12th April 2021


To register contact:

Caroline 07958 448690 or

This project is funded by Holiday Activity Funding. To check eligibility: click HERE

BYT Online.

BYT has been busy running our workshops online. We’ve been enjoying weekly play readings, acting master classes, quizzes, jokes, prizes, spoken word, castings and auditions. All to keep our sprits up, keep our talent and creativity ticking over, and help support our emotional and mental wellbeing during lockdown.



Because of the national lockdown, BYT will be running workshops online until further notice. We have contacted all our members who will be doing our first session starting 6pm – 8pm on the 8th January.

If you want to join in the fun please and want more information please head over to our About page and get in contact.

Spring term starts on Friday January 8th and we can’t wait!!!!!

In the meantime Best wishes for Christmas and the New Year.

BYT’s 2020 Autumn term witnessed once again the wonderful creative spirit of our members.

September’s safe, socially distanced return to live sessions launched our monologue project
with young people creating original characters and speeches which they shared with the group.

Also, In the autumn term our industry connections led to five members of BYT playing small parts in a feature film made under Covid Safe conditions.

With the end to this second lockdown we were able to return to the base in time for a wonderful final session in which members performed poems, read sections of plays they had written, played drama games and shared home cooked food and Pizza in a Covid safe and socially distanced environment.

So despite everything that’s going on we are looking forward to our new term beginning in January.

Christmas Fundraising for our New BYT Juniors (7-11)

We are aiming to launch a brand new strand to Brixton Youth Theatre.

BYT Juniors will be a free weekly workshops for 7 -11 year olds that will be at Brixton Community Base, Talma Road SW2 1AS starting in 2021

Over the past few years Talma Road,  and the surrounding streets, have run an annual street advent leading up to Christmas.  It’s been a neighbourhood led initiative to shine light on the roads leading up to Christmas and has been a fantastic way to develop community spirit.  Each house selects a date in the advent and on their day displays the number in their own individual way.  This year the neighbours wanted to see if they could run the advent, but also raise funds for a local charity and thought the Brixton Youth Theatre project based at the Community Centre, Talma Road was the perfect appeal to align with.

Thanks to Katie and all our neighbours for your support.

To donate follow the link below which takes you to donate to a charity page.
Then type in  1082783  (charity no.) and make donation.

BYT We’re back 11th September

BYT will return after the summer break on the 11th September 2020 either on-line or hopefully, at the community centre.

We are working hard to get back to running our exciting, Friday drama workshops at the centre, but we need to ensure that people will be safe. check back for updates.


Over the past few weeks  of lockdown, BYT has needed to use the power of the internet to run our workshops online. BYT members have created, poems, videos, speeches, etc and we want to give huge congratulations to our two BYT Prize winners for their  imaginative and touching contributions.

We have been so impressed by the positive way members have responded to the challenge of meeting on line. At their request we will continue to meet throughout the lock down,  with no Easter break. Now that online school has broken up we have launched a three minute film competition with members filming and editing on their phones!!!


For a brand new decade of excitement and adventure.

After the excellent performance of our Christmas Show ‘Rag and Riches’ and the exciting screening of our short films from the BYT Film in a Week project, we are now looking forward to kicking off our regular weekly workshops, starting on Friday 10 January 2020 6pm8pm

As always new members are welcome and the start of a new term is the perfect time to come along and join the fun.

Ready for some Christmas Cheer? Then come along to our end of term show, as BYT presents ‘Rags and Riches’ A Modern Day Cinderella.


Come along this Friday to watch the Brixton Youth Theatre play, Rags and Riches! We will also be screening the 3 short films made by Brixton Youth Theatre young people in film in a week.


Free, no tickets needed


Friday 13th December 2019

Mince pies & mulled wine from 7pm

Performance at 7.30pm


Brixton Community Base

Talma Rd, Brixton, London SW2 1AS