Due to Coronavirus Richmondshire Youth Theatre remains CLOSED to in person workshops.  We are now running online sessions for our members.   We are reviewing the situation regularly and will share updated information here and on our Facebook and Instagram pages.  We will also email our members with regular updates.      If members have a new email address please let us know.   richmondshireyouththeatre@gmail.com

Richmondshire Youth Theatre (ryt) workshops run throughout the school year and provide students with unique opportunities to get involved with live touring theatre.

Senior youth theatre members are encouraged to support the younger members via our mentoring program. Ryt is supported by a talented volunteer team, including many past pupils and volunteers. (Image below ‘We are Such Stuff as Memories are Made On’ and Richmond Town Hall – 2017)



From March 2021 ryt  will work alongside The Rhythm and Shoes Dance Academy to support the creativity of our joint members.  As a result ryt can now offer  Acting Awards via the International Dance Teachers Association (IDTA).  While not compulsory, this is a great opportunity for those interested in gaining a recognised acting qualification. 

The Rhythm and Shoes Dance Academy  are an award winning, family run Dance Academy with studios on the Gallowfields Trading Estate in Richmond. Their principal, Mrs Hazel Richmond, attended Royal Academy Ballet lessons from the age of 3 and Tap & Modern, from16.  She trained as a dance teacher at the North of England College of Dance.   Along with her 2 daughters, qualified Dance Teachers Louise and Hannah,  they deliver weekly dance classes across all dance styles.  They have recently welcomed Elliot Allinson to their team.  Elliot trained at Sylvia Young Theatre School and Urdang Academy in London and has performed in several West End and touring Musicals  including Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Sound of Music and Oliver! and Matilda. For further information about The Rhythm and Shoes Dance Academy please click on the link below :-


Who Can Join?

Young people aged 6 -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

Term Dates

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

Current Term Dates and Fees can be seen by Clicking Here

Sessions take place on Mondays and Saturdays.

  • Monday Middles and Seniors 6pm – 8pm
  • Saturday Juniors and Middles 11am – 1pm
  • Saturday Seniors 1pm – 3pm

How do I join?

To enrol your child, please contact us.

Fee Payment

Membership Fees are due in advance, at the beginning of each full term, before your child’s first session. (Note – membership fees are not refundable for non attendance)

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.

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.