Youth Section

Ages: 13–18

LBCT Youth Section is for young people in school years 9-13 looking to further their performance skills while still having a fun time.

Traditionally members of the Youth Section are encouraged to get involved in as many of our charity performances as possible. We have regularly taken groups to perform in Leighton Buzzard and the surrounding areas for various charities. For the last 25 years LBCT would be found at the Milton Keynes Christmas events entertaining the busy shoppers with Christmas songs and popular musical theatre pieces. We also regularly visit several retirement homes to entertain with extracts from our current productions as well as the old classics.

Our latest production was Lionel Barts "Oliver" in March 2020 (just before lockdown!) This involved all CT, Mini and Youth Section members and raised £1,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support

Rehearsals have traditionally been on Tuesday evenings at Vandyke Upper School Drama Studio but for the Autumn term 2020 we are offering a blended approach with free fun Zoom sessions, paid for tutored Zoom and video sessions and where possible small face to face one off workshops.

Fees Anyone interested in their child being part of LBCT Youth Section is asked to register their interest paying an annual £5 fee. This will allow access to the free Zoom sessions and communications about all the to pay activities LBCT Youth Section are offering this term.

To pay activities will include

Performing is at the heart of LBCT and we hope to offer performance opportunities as soon as it is safe to do so. We hope to facilitate " a show in a week" or "a show in a month" type productions when it is safe to do so but this term our events are most likely to be virtual. We envisage a lot of the production this year for Christmas 2020 will be produced virtually but we may be able to feature drama and dance from our face to face workshops too and submissions from those who are tutored through our to pay Zoom and video sessions. More details will be sent to anyone who registers their interest in joining the activities of LBCT by paying the annual registration fee of £5. This will be used towards our insurance and Groop admin platform costs

Past performances include: -Oliver! March 2020 at The Vandyke Theatre

Community events at Laburnham Court, Otters' Swimming Club, Leighton Buzzard Christmas Weekend, Wing WI, Harefest, MAD at Waddesdon, and more...

What we do:

Our youth section is traditionally made up of over thirty 13-18 year olds from Leighton Buzzard and surrounding areas. Youth Section is for young people who love the theatre and everything about it. We traditionally perform at least one full length musical-theatre production each year as well as taking part in a variety of other events. LBCT Youth Section performed at the O2 Arena with the cast of the 25th Anniversary performance of Les Miserables.