Introducing Barn Youth Theatre

The Barn Theatre is passionate about developing young talent, and in the lead up to its launch in early 2018, the theatre is enthusiastic to start developing the performing arts in the Cotswolds. Announcing Barn Youth Theatre, an intensive summer course offering young performers between the ages of 10-21 years, the chance to work with professional directors and creatives from the industry.
Barn Youth Theatre’s primary aim is to showcase and develop the very real talent in our community.
BYT collaborator StageSmart’s recent shows, Little Shop Of Horrors and The Wizard Of Oz displayed a professional standard from its lead cast, to its creative team and production design. It is with this passion for excellence and commitment to education that The Barn Theatre aims to bring forth, instilling the flair, hard-working principles, and technical skills that are essential to anyone breaking into the performing arts industry.
“There is a wealth of talent in this community and it is very important to be investing in our young people. Barn Youth Theatre will be a platform for these gifted individuals, helping them to navigate a path towards their next steps in the arts. This is an exciting time to be a young person in Cirencester and the Cotswolds”
Iwan Lewis – Artistic Director of The Barn Theatre
BYT’s 2017 show: EVITA
Barn Youth Theatre is excited to be launching its first summer programme with EVITA, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony-award winning musical chronicling the life of Eva Peron.

Course dates are 29th July – 19th August, with shows playing from 14th-19th August.

Joining the Barn Youth Theatre team will be Director Stuart Harvey (YMT, Bristol Old Vic Theatre School), Musical Director Tarek Merchant (RSC, Sunset Boulevard dir. Craig Revel Horwood, YMT), Choreographer Kelly-Marie Hook (StageSmart) and Assistant Director Benn-Llewellyn Williams (StageSmart).

Auditions will take place on 6th and 7th May, and are free for everyone.
Click here to sign up to BYT’s EVITA
Also announcing ‘Seussical Jr: The Musical’, a course for young people aged 6-14!
Auditions will are on 14th May, 2:30 at The Barn Theatre, with the course running from 12th-26th May. Seussical Jr is a fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony-winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, and features The Cat In The Hat, Horton The Elephant and of course, The Whos. Performances of Seussical Jr are on 25th and 26th May.
Auditions open soon!