Welcome to Aleena’s Garden, a sensory, interactive adventure for very little children and their grown-ups. Journey through the natural world through light, touch, original music and Makaton sign language all under the canopy of Aleena's tree. Join Aleena as she tends to her garden from the first days of spring through to the snowy fun of winter with the help of some very special animal friends. Meet and greet with Aleena and the animals after the shows – part of your ticket to the show!
To celebrate Aleena’s Garden coming to Burnley Youth Theatre, we will be holding our second Creative Families day. After the success of last year's event we expect this one to be even better and the perfect day out for all the family. The event will include FREE free drop-in family activities throughout the day including family craft activities and creative family sensory drop-in sessions and a Community Family Picnic, bring your own food and something to share! Other activities include: Face Painting, Bouncy Castle and Henna Painting plus much more. Some activities will be at an extra cost.
On a small island… In the middle of the big sea… A man meets a bird. Join Open Attic as they traverse stormy seas and reckless tides to bring you this funny tale about a man all alone, a friendly puffin, and a whole lot of fuss over nothing. Using skilful puppetry, beautiful music, and good old fashioned storytelling, Much Ado About Puffin is about old habits, new friendships, and stepping out into the unknown!
To celebrate Much A Do About Puffin coming to Burnley Youth Theatre, we are hosting the first ever First Steps to BYT Family Day! The day is the perfect opportunity for you to get a taste of all the activities we have to offer. The day will include two introductory workshops at 1:15-2:15 and 2:30-3:30. The workshops will be a taste of dance, drama and music (for children aged 4+, with a limited capacity of 25 per workshop, booking for the workshops will be from 10am on the day). There'll aslo be a family arts and craft room, drop in puffin puppet or mask making, and a Community Family Picnic - bring your own food and something to share! Other activities include: Face Painting, Bouncy Castle and Henna Painting plus much more. Some activities will be at an extra cost.
We are about to visit the most marvellous places and see the most wonderful things! This summer Burnley Youth Theatre’s Discoverers and Explorers are bringing a touch of magic to the theatre with Roald Dahl’s classic story James and the Giant Peach. Join James and his band of giant insects as they bravely journey across the Atlantic Ocean in search of escape and adventure.
This Summer Burnley Youth Theatre’s Creatives brings Shakespeare’s tragic story Romeo and Juliet to the stage. Delve into the story of the two young lovers who attempt to see past their family’s issues and into the future… without truly knowing the consequences. A tale of love, loss and family feuds. In fair Verona, where chaos, war and family grudges prevail, be the ones who dare to choose love.
Burnley Youth Theatre is a vibrant youth arts organisation based at our purpose built venue in Burnley, Pennine Lancashire. Burnley Youth Theatre offers drama and arts activities and opportunities for children and young people ages 0 - 18 (up to age 25 for young people with disabilities and learning difficulties) and their families.
We also offer an exciting production programme including touring professional theatre from across the UK and our own high quality youth theatre productions.
Take a look at our website to find out more about our workshops, auditions and productions and how you can get involved! We also deliver a range of activities in schools, community settings and with local businesses and offer training opportunities for young people aged 18 - 25 to develop a career in the arts.