All young people have a right to participate in high quality, engaging, challenging and meaningful theatre experiences.
Young people and those who work with them have the right to work in safe environments.
Youth theatre and all of its practitioners have the right to platforms of equal value and importance as other forms of theatre.
Youth theatre has the power to influence, inform, challenge and change theatre practice.
Youth theatre has the right to the same resources as other forms of theatre.
Youth theatre has the right to work with high quality artists and theatre practitioners.
Youth theatre is at its best when it provides opportunities for young people to take risks in safe contexts.
Youth theatre is vital to the personal, social, political, aesthetic and educational development of young people. The theatre art is a universal expression of human kind and helps young people to find their place and voice in society.
Youth theatre practitioners have the right to high quality professional development.
Youth theatre recognises young people as artists in their own right.
Youth theatre should access a diverse range of cultures, genres, art forms and approaches.
Youth theatre should reflect and represent the diversity of all young people taking part.
WHY TO TRY IT OUT? FIND A YOUTH THEATRE
We have a database to find a Youth Theatre in your area, so you can find a group to get involved with. The Find a Youth Theatre tool below will help you find out where your local groups are and the menu on the left provides more information about what being in a youth theatre means, the opportunities that it can lead to and how you can tell us about your own experiences.