Who is NYTC?
A highly acclaimed musical theatre company based in Thornbury, South Glos, NYTC helps students in KS 3 & 4 develop skills in the performing arts. We provide a fun and vibrant learning environment to nurture, educate, and encourage creative individuals while developing life-long friendships.
Performing in front of a live audience is crucial
This award-winning theatre company has been wowing local audiences with high quality productions for over 45 years. Our efforts have been rewarded with numerous nominations and no less than fourteen awards for excellence!
We aim high and never fail to deliver!
Our well-earned reputation for excellence is a badge of pride. We know not to expect less just because our company are young! Our team of industry professionals specialise in helping individuals develop the confidence and skill set to evaluate their progress, amplify their talents, and exceed their own expectations.
Form lifelong friendships & have fun learning vital ‘life’ skills
NYTC has helped hundreds of teens develop both theatrical and ‘life’ skills, while having buckets of fun.
Working together helps deep and lasting friendships form and the process cultivates critical life skills, essential for living in today’s rapidly evolving world.
Members learn by being part of a working theatre company
While some ex-company members have gone on to have successful careers in theatre and television, including our most notable alumni, Radio 5's John Robins and TV’s, Joel Dommett, the vast majority have pursued a future in an array of other industries. They tell us that working through a production at NYTC gave them skills which directly contributed to success in their chosen careers.
Celebrate our 50th production.
Originally founded in 1975, the group regularly performed as a feature of Thornbury Arts Festival. Impressively, Roald Dahl was in the audience at the company’s first production, which happened to be his work, ‘The Fantastic Mr. Fox!’
After becoming an independent company in 1986, NYTC focussed on offering adolescents the chance to perform to a live fee-paying audience: so far, producing over 50 shows including, Legally Blonde, Seussical, Anything Goes, Les Misérables, and Grease!
NYTC relies on help from the community to continue developing future stars.
HOW CAN I HELP?
The easiest way is to support us by coming to our shows. Book Now.
We need audiences to perform to, and our major source of income is ticket sales. Add your name to our mailing list so you can keep up to date about upcoming shows. Remember to mark the week leading up to Easter in your calendar so you can play your role in developing future stars.
We are always looking for an extra pair of hands. Do you have a knack for building? Are you nifty with a needle? Handy with hair? We welcome help building and painting our sets, creating and repairing costumes, and ushering or helping front of house during the show run. Don't be shy. There is always a way you can help and share your skills. We are a fun-loving welcoming lot and we appreciate support from the community. Get in touch with our team and find out how you can help.
Perhaps you could hold a fund raising event for NYTC! Fancy hosting a coffee morning or quiz night with your friends? Get together, have a laugh and support the youngsters who are working hard to achieve their goals. We can offer you material support to share what we do with your friends.
If that seems too much, add your name to our mailing list and come along to one of our fundraising nights.
NYTC is filled with talented youngsters who appreciate the opportunity to learn and develop their skills. They are hardworking, disciplined and dedicated. Unfortunately in the current climate funding for the arts is difficult to secure and many schools have had to cut their budgets, and the arts are always first on the list, forcing parents and youngsters to seek alternative opportunities. NYTC provides that opportunity for youth living in the north Bristol and Gloucestershire areas.
If you feel that providing talented youths with opportunities to channel their energy and talents into the performing arts is worthwhile, you could support us financially. NYTC is a not for profit organisation so donations will always go wholly towards supporting the company.