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Saturday 22 October 2011

‘Bright lights’ beckon for a new range of youngsters – as Cheshire East Youth Theatre proves a popular hit

CEYT youngsters

Cheshire East Youth Theatre is proving such a hit with budding actors and audiences that it is launching a new group to nurture young talent. 

Cheshire East Youth Theatre (CEYT), which is organised by Cheshire East Council and based at the Lyceum Theatre, was created through the amalgamation of Crewe, Sandbach and Alsager youth theatres and caters for young people aged from five to 18.

It has proved such a success that its Alsager branch is to add a new age group, for youngsters aged 12 and above, following the popularity of its classes for children aged seven to 11. The new group will be launched on Wednesday, November 2.

CEYT recently showcased its youngsters’ talents at a vibrant event to celebrate the 100th birthday of Crewe’s Lyceum Theatre.

Over the years, hundreds of young people have benefited from the confidence and communication skills that youth theatre can offer.

The youth theatres are run by professional drama workers and help people build a range of skills including improvisation, voice and speech, characterisation and movement as well as team working. It also helps develop communication and confidence skills.

Councillor Jamie Macrae, Cabinet member with responsibility for prosperity, said: “Youth theatre is a wonderful way for young people to learn a multitude of skills that will stand them in good stead for their entire adult lives.

“It is also a wonderful place for youngsters to meet other people and develop the confidence they need to branch out from family life and school and thrive.

“Joining youth theatre also opens up opportunities for youngsters to take part in organised trips to festivals, professional productions and summer workshops to learn more about the theatre industry and possible future careers within this field.”

CEYT is now made up of seven groups. Lyceum Youth Theatre has four age groups: five to seven; eight to 10; 11 to 13; and 14 to 18, based in the theatre’s rehearsal room. Alsager Youth Theatre, based in Alsager Community Church Hall, has two groups: seven to 11; and 12+. Sandbach Youth Theatre, based in Sandbach Town Hall, has one group for youngsters aged seven to 11.

Members get the chance to attend workshops and tread the boards of the Lyceum Theatre stage, as well as perform at other local venues and regional festivals. No previous experience is necessary and there are no auditions needed. 

Anyone interested in joining Cheshire East Youth Theatre should ring co-ordinator Hayley Lindley on 07709 180296 or email her at:

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