Joining Youth Theatre gives you the opportunity to act, create theatre props, costumes and puppets, to learn new skills with professional artists, meet new people and perform on stage.

Youth Theatre is our free theatre programme for children and young people with learning disabilities, autism and additional needs. It runs on Thursdays, throughout the academic year, with opportunities for extra projects during the school holidays.

The group work together to create original theatre productions which are performed locally.

Youth Theatre participants develop skills in many different elements of creating the theatre productions, from devising, to writing, to music and performing. They are supported by professional artists who have experience in both theatre and visual arts and sessions explore many art forms.

Recent production: Until the Cow Comes Home.


Participants will:

  • Learn and develop new skills, supported by professional artists
  • Learn to work as a team, building confidence
  • Make new friends and develop new ideas
  • Work in a supportive and non-judgemental environment
  • Learn to think and work independently


Youth Theatre sessions run on Thursdays from 4.15pm – 5.45pm during the academic year and additional school holiday projects.


Sessions are based at our studio spaces at the Central Methodist Hall in Carlisle.

Who can join?

Children and young people (aged 10 – 19 years) with learning disabilities, autism and additional needs.

These session are free thanks to funding from Children in Need.

To make an enquiry or book your place please get in touch:
Phone: 01228 587691


Our Theatre Projects