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“Not sure we can ever thank you enough, but you really have created a 'theatre family', where young people feel safe to shine.”  
Youth Theatre Participant Parent 

The CVYT is a thriving, vibrant city centre youth theatre for 8-17 year olds run from the Leeds Grand Theatre Studio.  Our ethos is all about nurturing the individual, learning the importance of working as an ensemble whilst building good skills and lasting friendships.  Members develop performing arts skills through weekly term-time workshops run by a professional director, choreographer, musical director (Summer Term) and other freelance visiting professionals throughout the year.

Our focus is on creatively challenging and supporting every single young person who comes through our doors (regardless of experience) and developing theatre skills (acting, dance/movement, physical theatre and vocal/singing training) and vital life skills (including confidence, communication, focus, empathy, commitment, initiative and creative problem-solving).

Since launching in January 2012, our cast of young performers have packed out the City Varieties Music Hall and Howard Assembly Room with seven full scale musicals and a range of contemporary plays, devised works and cabaret-style showcases. 
“Awesome production of #WizardOfOz by phenomenal young artists. Family & friends came from Scotland and Manchester to see these guys last night & we loved it! Well done everyone” TWITTER audience feedback (July 2018)
“@cityvarieties My 3-yo has not stopped singing since we left, a future cast member I think. Great performances and super adorable cast!” TWITTER audience feedback (July 2018)

The CVYT Company is for young people from ages 8-17. A year with the company costs £435 (£145 per term), with bursary places available. All groups meet on a Saturday throughout term time.  
Want to get involved? Please read the Information and Applications Pack and let us know if you'd like to join us. If you’re interested in finding out more, please contact the Learning Team at learning@cityvarieties.co.uk or ring 0113 297 7042. 

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