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The Bournemouth Youth Theatre

Classes and Opportunities

Professional training in the performing arts

At The Bournemouth Youth Theatre our aim is to excel in providing a platform that creates a theatre company environment for young people in training.

The Bournemouth Youth Theatre offers a wide variety of class and performance opportunities - appearing in settings and venues throughout the South of England.

Visit our 'Shows/Events Page' to discover the types of opportunities available to you as a member of 'The BYT Family'.

Class Opportunities Breakdown

A company of young performers in training


Dancing, Singing, Acting Classes

Wednesdays: 5:30pm - 6:30pm


£32.50 per month

(Primary Age - Yr 7)

The BYT Venue -

The Bourne Academy, Hadow Rd, BH10 5HS

  • From their very first class our intermediate students will be supported and encouraged to achieve their very best within our safe, friendly and welcoming studios. With focus on the amalgamation of dancing, acting and singing, always with a strong emphasis on fun and creative expression.

  • Our intermediate students will develop their confidence and technical practice to aid performance and stage presence. They will learn how to support their breath and project safely (with emphasis on good vocal health and clarity of sound). Through script/lyrical work, improvisational tasks, acting through song, dance and technical study, working on short plays and musical theatre pieces. 

  • Students will be encouraged to explore their individuality and creativity from a young age. Learning to collaborate with their fellow class members whilst supporting each other as they progress. 

  • The BYT ethos: 'Reach your potential - Create memories - Make friends and Develop skills' - Building a company of young performers in training.




Solo Work ~ Duet and small group training ~ Harmony ~ Song writing ~ Physical Warm up, Drama games ~ Technique Classes ~ Jazz ~ Pop/Funk ~ Musical Theatre ~ Corner Work ~ Spatial Awareness ~ Performance ~ Script work ~ Improvisation ~ Devising ~ Mime ~ Physical Theatre ~ Story Telling ~ Sight Reading ~ Characterisation


Musical and Theatre Classes


7:15pm - 9:15pm


£42.50 per month

(Yr 10 - Degree Level)

The BYT Venue -

The Bourne Academy, Hadow Rd, BH10 5HS

  • The BYT's MTC (Musical & Theatre Class) provides the necessary foundations for those wishing to pursue a dynamic future within the performing arts, offering the highest level of training within our safe, friendly and welcoming studios.

  • Students are supported and encouraged to work with a professional attitude and given the physical training, mental preparation and business acumen to manage auditioning as well as working within the performance industry.

  • MTC is a fast paced and highly motivated class that requires stamina and dedication and is particularly beneficial for those students currently studying GCSE, A-Level and BTEC performance courses, bridging the gap between the educational and vocational courses.

  • Areas of creativity are explored with a heavy emphasis on performance practice:

  • Musical & Theatre masterclasses

  • Visiting guest artistes

  • Technical dance classes (multitude of styles)

  • Pilates

  • Mindfulness

  • Body Conditioning

  • Sound and microphone training and theatrical technical knowledge

  • Advanced vocal harmony

  • Script work

  • Devising and Improvisation

  • Puppetry work

  • Acting for film and presenting

  • Performers headshots

  • Agents

  • Discussing options for further and/or higher education courses

  • Audition Preparation/Portfolio Work

  • And much more! 

  • With our alumni students successfully continuing onto full time professional training and working within the industry​​​

  • The BYT ethos: 'Reach your potential - Create memories - Make friends and Develop skills' - Building a company of young performers in training.


Exam Classes

& Audition Preparation Classes

Weekday 1-2-1 Sessions in

Trinity & LAMDA

(All Ages Welcome)

£7 per session if taking both syllabus classes

£10 per session if taking a singular syllabus class

*Anyone who is not a member of The Bournemouth Youth Theatre but is interested in our exam classes. Please contact Nicky or Emma separately as lessons will be charged at a higher rate. ​​

  • Trinity (Singing - Rock & Pop Syllabus) with Nicky Ashford (100% exam pass rate)

  • LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art - Solo Acting) with Emma Henderson (100% exam pass rate)

  • Our private sessions are specifically designed to help students progress in their chosen area, offering in-depth and focused training which can be syllabus led.

  • Taking exams will allow students to mark their achievements at each stage of their development. Higher exam grades will enable students to gain essential UCAS points. Inspiring each individual student to reach their full potential.

  • These two exam boards (Trinity and LAMDA) are world renowned in theatre and will look great on a CV for future work.

  • Our 1-2-1 sessions are open for all ages and can get booked up quickly, if you would like more information or would like to book a weekly time-slot, then please do get in touch and we will be happy to chat through options.

  • Exams are *not mandatory, our 1-2-1 sessions can be tailored to the individual student

*Option to compile students portfolios in readiness for auditions.


TRINITY: Technical Training ~ Performance Work ~ Vocal Warm Up ~ Vocal First Aid ~ Acting Through Song ~ Vocal Health ~ Breath Control and Support ~ Clarity of Sound ~ Pitch ~ Articulation  ~ Audition Preparation ~ Microphone Training ~ Developing Confidence

LAMDA: Performance Practice ~ Monologues ~ Classical Text ~ Contemporary Text ~ Technical Classes ~ Accents ~ Voice Over Work ~ Characterisation ~ Breath Control ~ Projection ~ Clarity of Sound ~ Diction ~ Articulation ~ Acting for Stage ~ Acting for Screen ~ Improvisation ~ Audition Preparation ~ Developing Confidence ~ Enhancing Skills

'Reach your potential - Create memories - Make friends - Develop skills'

*The transition through the stages is always at the discretion of The BYT team*

- Senior Class Yr 7+ Coming soon - Please get in touch to request more information and to be added to our waiting list.

Get In Touch

We look forward to welcoming you to The BYT family!

Tel No: 07968 804 230