The Key Youth Theatre (KYT) is home to a large number of vibrant and talented young people who meet at workshops sessions throughout the year. These sessions are overseen by a team of professional actors and workshop leaders who work with the children to ensure that everyone has a fantastic experience!
KYT, presented by Kindred Drama and Vivacity offers young people, aged 18 months – 18 + years, the opportunity to both develop their performance skills and build their confidence. Our vastly experienced team of Performing Arts professionals are all fully DBS checked and classes take place at the Vivacity Key Theatre’s very own purpose built facilities.
All of our training at KYT will prepare our students to enter Performing Arts at a higher level of education. However, our programme supports those who stay in full time education until they are ready for drama school auditions. Our success rate for drama school applications into the country's most prestigious establishments is one of the highest nationally. However, we strongly believe that, where possible, our students should get a solid academic grounding, particularly if they intend to attempt to enter one of the most competitive industries in the world. We offer advice and workshops to prepare any of our members who are looking to go on into the Performing Arts Industry.
What makes us unique?
There are many local youth
theatres and performing arts
classes around nowadays….so
why choose KYT?
Professional Theatre and Standards
We are the only youth performing arts company based in a professional theatre, with full use of the building for KYT showings and performances. We also ensure that all productions and performances are always of a very high standard and we continuously receive excellent reviews and feedback.
A Bespoke Learning Experience
We offer all disciplines of the performing arts (drama, dance, singing, musical theatre & LAMDA) to our members, but we also offer the option of which one(s) they choose. Want to do drama but don’t enjoy singing? That’s fine. Love dance but not drama? That’s ok too. Just want to indulge in Musical Theatre? Absolutely! Our students can tailor their experience by attending the sessions they want to do – or just do them all!
With all we have on offer, our members are always surprised at how reasonable KYT is. Comparisons in the surrounding areas have found that with Kindred Drama, young people can receive more than double the number of hours of high-quality training for HALF THE PRICE of other organisations! We also don’t ever ask for each term’s fees in advance and payment is only required when and if a member joins after their no-obligation trial. We offer many different payment methods depending on what suits each customer.
We pride ourselves on having one of the best teams of experienced, DBS checked, first-aid trained practitioners working in Youth Theatre in the UK. All of our staff have worked, and continue to work, within the professional theatre industry and have trained at some of the most prestigious drama colleges and universities. Guest staff for our masterclasses are fellow professionals, many of whom are KYT alumni who have worked extensively within their Performing Arts field since graduating. We also run a successful Youth Leadership scheme which allows current older members to assist in various KYT groups, setting an example to younger members, building relationships and gaining valuable experience along the way.
Communication and Parent’s Forum
We strive to provide a personalised service for every one of the families involved in Kindred. We keep detailed information on file for every member and our team are always happy to be approached and discuss individuals on an informal or pre-arranged basis. We can be contacted online via our website, via email, our KINDRED APP, social media pages, telephone or indeed face-to-face every week! Half-termly newsletters provide detailed information for all members and their families. We also have a fantastic Parent’s Forum, who meet regularly to both plan and organise the exciting Kindred KYT events and also to provide important guidance about how our organisation develops.
If all of that isn’t enough – KYT is the continuation on from an established youth theatre family, which has been running successfully since 1992 and has an excellent reputation both locally and in the wider professional industry. We are not a franchise which can be sold and bought anywhere else, by anyone else. Our members and staff (past and present) are all a part of a very special team, which provides a wonderful environment in which to grow up and make friends. We are extremely proud of our very successful alumni who stay in touch and come back regularly to lead workshops, attend reunions and support KYT as it has continued to evolve for over 25 years.
Do you want to join us?
KYT is always open to new members! All you need to do is email us on:
and tell us your name, age and which sessions you are interested in and we will contact you with all the information that you need.
KYT is also a validated Children's University activity. Please click on the logo to find out more.