Bath Voice News: Next Stage Youth opens up for Summer Term Enrolment

From Next Stage Theatre in Bath: Next Stage Youth (NSY) is Bath’s acclaimed youth theatre company, this year celebrating its 30th Birthday. Cultivating talent and encouraging performance skills in 11-18 year olds since 1994, NSY has a strong history, a reputation for fun and friendly sessions and for providing professional grounding for young actors in theatre arts.

With no auditions, Next Stage Youth welcomes children of all acting abilities, offering them opportunities to perform in 1-2 fully-staged productions throughout the year and to compete in the prestigious Mid-Somerset Festival every Spring. The weekly sessions gives NSY members experience in working on devised pieces, theatre games, improvisation, scripts, fight and dance choreography and directing.

Throughout the summer term Next Stage Youth will be working towards staging an all-youth ensemble production of Michael Morpurgo’s Private Peaceful – which will hit the stage at The Mission Theatre from Thursday 12th to Sunday 15th September 2024. If your child would like to get involved in Next Stage Youth and be a part of this fantastic production, join us for a taster session on enrolment day – Sunday 21st April 4:30pm.

Many of the hundreds of young people who have been members of NSY since 1994 have gone on to train and work in theatre, either on stage, backstage or in related areas of the profession. We also offer the opportunity to apply for our Come You Giants Bursary, which for years has helped to financially support various others’ continued studies in performance arts.

“Come You Giants is a brilliant initiative which I am sure will benefit many other Next Stage Youthers as it has done for me.” – Ben Armstrong (now professional actor), 2016

“You are an amazing group of people, and I wouldn’t be where I am today without you. Your financial support was amazing, but what is even more valuable to me is the lasting friendships and the wonderful memories that Next Stage Youth provided me with.” – Matt Bromwich (now professional actor) 2014

Fees are £150 for the 10-session term – there are no extra costs for any additional holiday rehearsals and all new members are invited to come along for 2 taster sessions. To find out more go to our website or email us at to enrol your child. We look forward to seeing some new faces this Sunday 4:30pm – 6pm at Burdall’s Yard! More info: