Celebrating 25 years

Great Western Youth Theatre has been part of the Clevedon amateur dramatics scene for over 25 years. Our testimonials from members, past and present, shows the positive effect GWYT has had and continues to have on all involved.

Letting Children Shine

At GWYT we believe every child deserves their chance to shine. Building their confidence and offering them opportunities to grow and develop their skills in a friendly, fun, supportive environment.

Why kids and parents choose GWYT

No Auditions

GWYT has a no audition policy. We believe everyone deserves the same chance. We aim to be inclusive and no one is expected to audition to join us.

A role for everyone

We work on peoples strengths. Encouraging them to explore what they are good at and roles are given to people to help them embrace their skills.

School Year’s 6 – 10

All children school years 6 to 10 are welcome. The sessions run during term time with a end of year production in June

Build Confidence

Through team building activities, games, group songs and a variety of other activities GWYT members are encouraged to build on their abilities in a inclusive, supportive environment.

The sky is the limit

GWYT has a growing volunteer base of previous members that have been helped on their way through GCSE's, A levels and even University thanks to their time with GWYT.

Experience on a fully functioning set

The stage for the yearly production has a fully functioning light and sound system and also a dressing room with make up department.

Get in touch

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St Andrews Church Centre, Clevedon, BS21 7UE

Classes run each Tuesday from 19:00 – 21:00 term time.

  • GWYT   has   helped   my   child   grow   in   confidence.   From   having   one   line   in   her   first   play   to   having   the   challenge   of   one   of   the   main   rolls   in   her   second   year   she   has   embraced   and   loved   the   challenges   thrown   at   her

    Susan Woodford – Parent 2013 – 2016

  • My   daughter   hates   reading   but   will   willingly   read   her   script!   I   have   seen   her   blossom   into   a   fully   fledged   DRAMA   QUEEN  ! ! ! ! .

    Anne Ellis – Parent 2012 – 2016

  • “Being in GWYT really helped with my confidence, I definitely wouldn’t have had the confidence to audition for shows I’ve been in more recently if I hadn’t gone to GWYT! I also met some great people there, who I never would’ve come across otherwise, and who I’m still friends with now!”

    Helen Norman – Past GWYT Member

  • GWYT was without a doubt one of the most enriching experiences throughout my childhood! I use to constantly waiting for Tuesday to come around, just to completely be myself, and be around such motivational people. GWYT gave me the confidence to try things I never would have before, and I had more fun than I ever thought possible, and made memories I’ll treasure for the rest of my life. When the time came that we had to leave, I was completely heartbroken to be honest, but I felt completely honoured to be part of such a wonderful group!! And if I could do it all over again now, I’d do it in a heartbeat :) I can’t thank GWYT enough for all it did for me, and helped me to become the person I am today! GWYT RULES!!!!

    Molly Harty – Past GWYT Member

  • Great Western Youth Theatre was without a doubt the best thing I did growing up. I loved it so much, I came back to help for three years after I had left! The sessions taught me so much, not only how to perform on stage and learn drama techniques, but also grow in confidence, speech and personality outside of the group. I had so much fun every week that as soon as I left, I was already waiting for the next. I got to meet loads of like-minded people and made some of my best friends, (we’re all still just as close now as we were then). One thing that always stood out from other drama groups was that GWYT didn’t feel like school. We had freedom to input our own ideas into the plays and games, making the end goals something to be proud of. We laughed so much, it wasn’t a proper Tuesday night if your cheeks didn’t hurt because you were smiling all the time. There is no audition to get in, no scary recitals, you can decide what you do and how you do it, it’s perfect for everyone. I wish I could go back and do it all again.

    Tillie O’Connell – Past GWYT Member