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. Singing lessons and dance classes have now been added to the schedule plus holiday workshops, summer shows,  a yearly musical, and magical Christmas shows. 

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.

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.

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

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

Sharon Ost Josh has loved being a member of HYT since he first did the summer 'Play in a Week' 3 years ago. Since then, he's taken part in classes and performances in acting, singing and dance, and has thoroughly enjoyed them all. I firmly believe that his time with HYT was a key support in helping him win a Performing Arts scholarship to his secondary school choice this year and am very grateful to Lorna, Jenny, Laurie and all the others involved in making it such a fantastic environment to develop skills, confidence and friendships. Josh is very excited about finally being old enough to take part in the big October musical this year, and I can't wait to come and watch - I'm sure it'll be amazing, as always! (Parent)

Simone Wilson Hi my daughter is Kira she has been coming to HYT for at least 6 years now and now also does Dance so attends twice a week she does the shows and outside events etc and she loves it , she has made loads of friends there too , I always watch her along with my other two daughters and am looking forward to the half term show she has grown in confidence since she started and it’s been really great for her and I love it when she has a speaking part feel so proud ,Thanks to all the staff who have helped her through the years and my 7 year old is now thinking about joining too . Simone (Parent )

Natalie Moor My MA research showed that Hazlitt youth theatre participation gives young people a sense of belonging and has a proven positive impact on their wellbeing! All that and amazing opportunities for singing, dancing, acting and having fun!

Jodie Woodgate My 2 girls have been to a couple of dance schools in Maidstone, however this one they have stuck and bloomed with. Thank you to all the wonderful team at the HYT, keep up the amazing work.

 

 

 

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

Best Of Broadway

Musical

February 2019

Matilda

Play

February 2019

A Christmas Carol

Christmas Show

December 2018

High School Musical

Musical

October 2018

Countless

Play

August 2018

Once Upon a Text

Play

August 2018

Danny Champion Of The World

Play

August 2018

Shrek

Musical

August 2018

Revolting Rhymes

Play

February 2018

Christmas Comes But Once A Year 

Play

December 2017

The Wedding Singer 

Musical 

October 2017

Junk 

Play

August 2017

Wicked 

Musical 

August 2017

The Twits 

Play

August 2017

The Witches

Play

February 2017

The Grinch 

Play

December 2016

Copacabana

Musical

October 2016

Epson Downs

Play

August 2016

BFG

Play 

August 2016

Mamma Mia

Musical 

August 2016

Matilda

Musical

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

August 2015

Go Legal

Musical

August 2015

Fantastic Mr Fox

Play

February 2015

Alice in Wonderland

Play

December 2014

Little Shop of Horrors

Musical

October 2014

Hairspray Vs Grease

Musica

August 2014

James and the Giant Peach

Play

August 2014

Punk Rock

Play

August 2014

Mobile Phone Show

Play

August 2014

The Tales of Dr Seuss

Play

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

February 2013

 

To keep up to date on everything going on at The Hazlitt Youth Theatre follow us on:

Twitter: @HazlittYouth

Facebook: @HazlittYouthTheatre 

Instagram: @HazlittYouth

Find Us

The Hazlitt Theatre, Earl Street
Maidstone
ME14 1PL