Quirky Youth Theatre (QYT) is a youth theatre production company which aims to create high quality shows and exciting performance experiences for young performers aged 7 to 25. Through working with some of the top talents that the theatre industry has to offer, we are able to give our young casts an excellent experience and sometimes first taste of performing on stage.
Throughout the process from auditions to performance, we aim to provide as many opportunities as possible and develop a range of skills with the young people we work with. Furthermore, not only will our casts learn how best to utilise their talents, but also they will boost their confidence and make new friends with like-minded individuals.
Our ethos is to produce classic, well known musical theatre favourites that not only will the whole family be able to come and enjoy, but also offer up the most opportunities to all involved.
The production process at QYT – from auditions, through rehearsals, to show week – is designed to be worked to the highest possible standard, whilst being engaging, educational and fun. We operate in professional theatres using professional sets, costumes, sound, lighting and live musicians.
Each of our QYT shows are cast through Open Auditions which give young people the exciting opportunity to join the QYT Company.
As part of the QYT Company, our young performers take part in an intensive week of all day rehearsals during school holidays, followed by weekly rehearsals one weekday evening per week, working with our professional producers, directors, choreographers and musical directors. The whole process culminates with the QYT Company performing in four full-scale performances on the stage of a professional theatre.