Frequently Asked Questions

How long will my child be on the waiting list?

The waiting list can vary from group to group and it is difficult to give an accurate estimate as to how long you will be on the waiting list. On average it is one – two terms. We will be in touch as soon as a place becomes available.

Does my child have to audition?

No. HYT is open to anyone with a passion for theatre. All you have to do is fill the registration form and send it back to us.

My child has been ill, can I get a refund for the session they missed?

Our payments are by term and not a weekly fee so unfortunately you will not be eligible for a refund.

My child’s youth theatre production is sold out, can I still come and watch the performance?  

Unfortunately, due to fire restrictions once a production has sold out there is no room for extra people to watch the performance. We treat our Youth Theatre productions the same as touring companies. Once the tickets have gone, they’re gone.

Can my child start half way through a term?

We find it is better for the child to start at the beginning of a term as it is a fresh start and a new topic for the whole group.

Can I sit in on the first sessions?

No. We find if parents stay in the room during the first sessions children do not engage with the session or settle in to the group. Also, other HYT members are distracted by there being new adults in the room.

When will my child move up an age band?

We move members up an age band at the start of the academic year, alongside the school system.

Bumblebees Age 3-5s (Early Years) – Your child will move up an age band with they go into Reception.

1a Age 5-7 (Reception-Year 2) - Your child will move up an age band when they go into Year 3.

2a/2b (Year 3-Year 6) – Your child will move up an age band when they go into Year 7.

3a/3b/3c (Year 7-Year 9) - Your child will move up an age band when they enter Year 10.

4a/4b (Year 10-Year 13) – Once your child leaves full time education, they will become Youth Theatre alumni.   

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