Youth Theatre

The Hazlitt Youth Theatre started life in September 1997 as a weekly workshop for 11-18 year olds. Since then, HYT has expanded dramatically and now consists of nearly 200 members, aged 6-18 years.

Each week members attend a workshop dedicated to the learning of different aspects of the theatrical world including; acting, performing arts, improvisation, devising, text work, theatre styles, film, stage combat, mime and a whole lot more besides. In recent times members have devised and produced their own work and learnt the basics of lighting and sound design.

All members are invited to take part in numerous productions and events throughout the year including theatre trips, both locally and into London to see professional productions. These trips can sometimes include a backstage tour of the particular venue or a workshop with some of the cast from that production.

HYT aims to provide an exciting and broad look at the imaginative world of theatre and gives young people a chance to form new friendships, gain in self-confidence and most importantly have fun. So if the theatre is something you are interested in, HYT is the place for you.

HYT produces a large number of shows and projects throughout the year. Previous productions includ


Here is what some of the members, parents and friends have to say about us:

“The talent and confidence shone through and made the evening the great success it was” Cllr. Mrs. Denise Joy, former Mayor of Maidstone

"HYT is extremely well organised, professional and great fun" Mrs. Green, Parent.

“During my time at HYT I have had a lot of fun! I have also learnt a great amount, not only about drama and the theatre, but also life skills that could only be taught at the Hazlitt. But the best thing...meeting a load of great people”. Will Hodges - Current Member.

“There is nowhere else locally that has given me the great opportunities to perform on stage and in such a professional environment. I love being a member of HYT, it’s such a brilliant place to be”. Laura Fawcett - Current Member.

“HYT is like family to me, it's a place where you can feel completely at home whilst learning new skills but also having immense amounts of fun. The opportunities and the friendships I have found won't be forgotten in a hurry." Charlie Weston - Current Member.

If you would like to join the Hazlitt Youth Theatre please download and complete the application form here

Christmas Comes But Once A Year  Play December 2017
The Wedding Singer  Musical  October 2017
Junk  Play August 2017
Wicked  Musical In A Week August 2017
The Twits  Play In A Week August 2017
The Witches Play In A Week February 2017
The Grinch  Play December 2016
Copacabana Musical October 2016
Epson Downs Play August 2016
BFG Play In A Week August 2016
Mamma Mia Musical In A Week August 2016
Matilda Matilda February 2016
The Snow Queen Play December 2015
Footloose Musical October 2015
Drama, Baby Play August 2015
Daisy Pulls it Off Play August 2015
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Play in a week August 2015
Go Legal Musical in a week August 2015
Fantastic Mr Fox Play in a week February 2015
Alice in Wonderland Play December 2014
Little Shop of Horrors Musical October 2014
Hairspray Vs Grease Musical in a week August 2014
James and the Giant Peach Play in a week August 2014
Punk Rock Play August 2014
Mobile Phone Show Play August 2014
The Tales of Dr Seuss Play in a week February 2014
The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe Play December 2013
Our House Musical October 2013
Victim, Sidekick, Boyfriend, Me Play August 2013
The Wizard of OZ Play in a week February 2013

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The Hazlitt Theatre, Earl Street
ME14 1PL