We are very excited to announce two large scale projects for the summer of 2021.

Our summer projects give young people aged 11 – 19 years the opportunity to work together for 2 weeks with a professional creative team taking a show from first reading through to final performances. These intensive rehearsal periods give a great opportunity to learn more about the performing arts whilst working to a common goal and making new friends. There are opportunities for performers and off stage roles in the company, more details for off stage roles will be announced next month. To get involved as a performer you must first register and then come for audition.

There is a fee to take part in the project but bursary places are available and auditions are free. We make our audition event fun and light hearted giving everyone an opportunity to get involved.

This year we are offering two summer projects giving a fantastic opportunity to perform at a professional venue and a great way to kick-start the return to live theatre!

Summer Musical Youth Theatre Project
The Summer Musical Youth Theatre Project will be performing the musical Summer Holiday. Join us for the ultimate ‘Summer Holiday’ destination right on your doorstep! Enjoy the ‘fun and laughter’ as we travel around Europe on a double decker bus! Join us for this feel good summer sizzler, forget your ‘worries for a week or two’ and grab your passport to the auditions to ensure your ‘summer holiday’ getaway for 2021!

The Summer Musical Youth Theatre Project will take place from 15-26 August with performances from 27-28 August at Mayflower Theatre.

Summer Youth Theatre Project
The Summer Youth Theatre Project will be Grimm Tales; Escape this summer in to the realm of fantasy theatre with Grimm’s Fairy Tales. A thrilling & inspiring take on fairy-tale classics with gruesome twists and turns. Expect the unexpected and revisit the tales of your childhood!

The Summer Youth Theatre Project will take place from 1-12 August with performances from 13-14 August at MAST Mayflower Studios.

The registration process for both projects is now open and auditions will be held on 9 and 16 May. Recall auditions will be held on 23 May. You can apply for one project or both. You must register to be able to take part in auditions.

Registration closes at midnight on 27 April and information on what to prepare for each audition will be provided after 30 April.

See Additional Information tab for key dates.

Standard Pricing

The participant fee for each project is £200, auditions are free


Sibling Discount Fee - £175
Dual-project Discount Fee - £175

Bursary places available on application:
Full Bursary Fee - £50
Part Bursary Fee - £100

Click here for further information on concessions, discounts & groups.


Key Dates:

31 March 2021 Auditions open for registration
27 April 2021 Registration closed
9 May 2021 Audition Day 1
16 May 2021 Audition Day 2
23 May 2021 Recall Auditions
1-12 August 2021 Grimm’s Fairy Tales Rehearsals
13-14 August 2021 Grimm’s Fairy Tales performances at MAST Mayflower Studios
15-26 August 2021 Summer Holiday Rehearsals
27-28 August 2021 Summer Holiday performances at Mayflower Theatre