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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, whatever you are planning in the future.


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 TV’s favourite host, 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!

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