Richmondshire Youth Theatre is directed by Sue Hedges and Tracey Lacey. Sue and Tracey have been running theatre workshops in local schools, venues and theatres across Richmondshire for many years. In 2016 they decided to create their own youth theatre.
Richmondshire Youth Theatre workshops run throughout the school year and provide students with unique opportunities to get involved with live theatre.

Senior youth theatre members are encouraged to support the younger members via a mentoring program.

Who Can Join?

Young people aged 7-18 can join Richmondshire Youth Theatre. Youth Theatre sessions are split into three age groups:

  • Juniors (aged 6-11)
  • Middles (aged 11-14)
  • Seniors (aged 14-18)


Youth Theatre is held at Richmond Methodist Church hall and Leyburn Methodist Church hall

Term Dates

Youth Theatre runs three terms, throughout the academic school year.

Current Term Dates and Fees can be seen by Clicking Here

Richmond sessions take place on Mondays and Saturdays.

  • Monday Middles/Seniors 6pm – 8pm
  • Saturday Juniors 9:30am – 11:30am
  • Saturday Middles 11:30am – 1:30pm
  • Saturday Seniors 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Leyburn sessions take place on Wednesdays.

  • Wednesday Middles/Seniors 5pm – 6:30pm
    (We have a waiting list for Leyburn Junior sessions)

How do I join?

To enroll your child, please contact us.

Fee Payment

Fees are due at the beginning of each term in advance.

Youth Theatre terms are normally 12 weeks, costing £84.00 (£7.00 per Session). If the termly week numbers are different, fees will be adjusted accordingly. There are no refunds if you miss a session.

New members are offered one free taster session to try before fees become due.

Fees can be paid by cash, cheque (made payable to Richmondshire Youth Theatre), or Online (please ask the tutors for details).

Full details of this terms fees can be found on our Term Date and Fee page.


RYT – child protection policy (Updated Sep 2018)

RYT – Data Protection Policy (Updated Sep 2018)

RYT – Photography and Filming Policy (updated Sep 2018)