Extinction - British Youth Music Theatre

About Us

British Youth Music Theatre (formerly Youth Music Theatre UK) is a national performing arts education charity that specialises in creating brand new music theatre.

We work across the UK and Ireland with leading industry professionals to offer unique opportunities and high-quality training to young singers, actors, dancers and musicians as well as emerging artists and stage technicians.

As an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation, BYMT is a youth theatre like no other putting young people at the centre of the creative process to produce vibrant, innovative and original works in some of the UK's top venues and festivals. We work with people aged 11-21 from any and every background and our courses offer significant personal and educational benefits: developing self-esteem as well as improving communication and team-work skills whilst working in a professional environment.

BYMT bridges the gap between local/regional drama groups and formal training at drama school/conservatoire. Since 2003 we have trained over 8,000 young people, many of whom have successfully entered the creative industries such as Ed SheeranSam SmithLauren SamuelsCharlotte RitchieJack BenceLucy Griffiths and many more. We've also created over 80 brand new musicals, including Loserville the Musical, which went on to be produced professionally at the West Yorkshire Playhouse and in the West End and was nominated for Best New Musical at the OlivierWhatsonstage and BroadwayWorldUK awards!