Winscombe Youth Theatre School

Drama, Singing and Dancing classes for children aged 4-16 years

Winscombe Youth Theatre was founded 31 years ago by Theresa Hemming with a small  group of students. The group started at Winscombe Community Centre and staged their first productions at the local primary school.

Since then, the group has expanded both in size and age range (which now spans from 4-16yrs.)  WYT has staged well over 40 productions in the last 31 years, including “Guys and Dolls” “West Side Story” “Fame”, “Little Shop of Horrors” “Annie” “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” “Aladdin” “Our Day Out” and “The Wizard of Oz.’” WYT has also branched out into traditional theatre staging productions such as Bram Stoker’s “Dracula” and “Blood Brothers” by Willy Russell.

WYT is affiliated to NODA. (National Operatic and Dramatic Assoc) Classes are held on Saturdays at Churchill Academy and students are taught all 3 disciplines of drama, singing and dance by a small team of qualified dedicated specialist teachers. The aim is to build confidence and self- esteem within a fun environment. Students learn to express themselves and develop their full potential. They are introduced to the various techniques of acting and learn to project their voices and communicate effectively. They work in small groups, pairs and individually in role plays, improvisations and various dramatic situations.

Private Tuition for LAMDA Exams

Our LAMDA teacher offers private lessons to prepare for LAMDA Examinations in Acting and Verse and Prose at a subsidised rate to WYT students. Taking part and preparing for LAMDA Examinations assists in development of confidence, communication skills and appreciation of the written word. They introduce the students to a wide range of writers and dramatists. Students working with Miss Hemming have achieved 100% pass rate with Merits and Distinctions. These classes are currently being held online over Zoom. For further information please email Miss Hemming directly on

Past students have progressed to drama school and university to pursue their theatrical studies and have secured places at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, The Cygnet Training School, Exeter, The Drama Centre London, East 15 Acting School London, Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, London, Rose Bruford College, The Actor Works Drama School, Italia Conti Theatre School and various universities studying Performing Arts and Theatre and Film Studies.

“Whether it is a hobby or leads to a career on the stage, WYT is a fun relaxed environment which gives knowledge and experience to its students” – Jo, past student

***If your chid is interested in a FREE taster session then please email Theresa on for more information and to register. We are currently operating via Zoom but hope to go back face-to-face when it is safe to do so.***

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