Lewes Theatre Youth Group - LTYG

07793 081346

Lewes Theatre Youth Group - LTYG

Award winning Lewes Theatre Youth Group - LTYG - Acting classes and holiday workshops in Lewes, East Sussex

Lewes Theatre Youth Group


Lewes Theatre Youth Group (LTYG) students meet during school term time to learn about the world of performing arts through fun drama games and theatre productions that will provide the skills needed to become a performing artist.

In addition, members may also try their hands at stage management, directing, lighting and sound, as well as a variety of theatre production skills.

Learning how to act

Groups are coached and directed by professional actors and teachers who use specialist acting exercises, games and focused drama workshops to create a didactic experience that will drive the students to achieve their best whilst having a great time.

Our stage acting and performing arts learning process involves:

  • character analysis and development
  • vocal training
  • improvisation
  • movement and interpretation
  • text evaluation
  • scene study
  • regular feedback 
  • individual and group tuition

As well as performing monologues, taking on scripted roles and devising their own pieces, students can work with experienced back stage crews in order to learn more about the entire process of theatre production.

We are proud to offer our students regular access to a stage with a 154 seat auditorium for annual major productions as well as smaller stage show opportunities.

Led by Tim Rowland and James Firth-Haydon, the LTYG produces a number of major, medium and small theatre production and shows each year as part of The Lewes Little Theatre's programme, enabling all drama students to practice their craft in different stage settings.

Acting classes at Lewes Theatre Youth Group

Productions and Performances

Alongside the Lewes Theatre Youth Group's own season at the Lewes Little Theatre, each year we will be featuring a Junior Club production. Since it's formation in 2015, the Junior Club has presented The Wizard of Oz by Alfred Bradley from the story by L. Frank Baum and in 2018 they're performing Rudyard Kipling's classic tale of The Jungle Book.

Over the years, LTYG members have professionally presented shows on stage as part of Lewes Little Theatre's main season such as Robin HoodAround the World in 80 Days, Treasure IslandAlice in WonderlandThe Hound of the Baskervilles and The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.

Other plays that LTYG have performed as part of it's own season include The Adventures of Jason and the ArgonautsCollected Grimm's TalesThe Caucasian Chalk Circle, Animal Farm, Lord of the Flies and a number of unique entertainment shows wherein students choose their own pieces and performing arts methods. 

LTYG Productions Gallery

Browse our gallery to see our photos of some of our entertaining successful youth theatre productions at the Lewes Little Theatre.

Our members

LTYG students are aged 5 years old to 21 and come from Lewes, surrounding towns and villages within East Sussex.

Drama classes in LewesMost members have been with Lewes Theatre Youth Group for at least 2 years, with some for over 8 years and some only recently having joined.

LTYG is always happy to welcome new members and offers a free taster session to any young person who would like to try before they commit.

100% learning experience

In a recent LTYG Student Satisfaction Survey, the Directors were delighted to see that 100% of the students enjoy LTYG workshops, whilst feeling that they are learning and more able to focus on tasks.

It is very reassuring that since the students have started with LTYG, the majority also feel more positive, better about themselves and more confident when trying something new. 

Here are just a few comments from some of our students:

  • “I joined LTYG to learn how to act and be on stage. What I like most is that the tutors teach us like professionals.”
  • “Being a LTYG member means I can learn new styles of acting.”
  • “To further my drama skills I joined LTYG and have since learnt many on stage and off stage techniques.”

LTYG Junior Club at Lewes Little TheatreWeekly LTYG activities at Lewes Little Theatre

Offering fun and educational weekly drama workshops for ages 5-21, the LTYG also provides additional professional one-to-one tutoring opportunities and expert advice on Saturday mornings...

An opportunity for girls and boys aged between 5 and 10 years to learn about the world of performing arts through fun drama games and theatre productions during term time each Thursday between 5pm and 6pm.

Our largest group of 11 to 21 year olds meet Thursdays 7pm until 9pm during school terms to rehearse each term for a new production. The group presents a major production each Winter as part of the Lewes Little Theatre season which requires additional rehearsals on some Wednesdays and Sundays.

Advanced tuition with the opportunity to take Trinity College London’s Acting and Speaking Exams. Classes run term time only from 9:30am until 11:30am and are suitable for 10 to 21 year olds.

During Easter and summer school holidays at Lewes Little Theatre, LTYG offers very interactive and didactic experiences incorporating fun games and professional exercises, that develop key skills and help students push themselves further as performing artists. 

New students receive a FREE Drama Taster Session with LTYG.
Email to leweslittletheatreyouthgroup@gmail.com for more details!

 Cancellation Policy: For Saturday Class, Junior Club and Youth Group we require at least 2 weeks notice for any cancellation of membership.
If a student starts the term and leaves, no refund can be offered, or if no payment has been made before the term begins and no notice has been given then a £15 cancellation fee will apply.

Our Tutors

Mr Tim Rowland, BA (Hons) Perf. Arts (act)
Tim trained at Sir Paul McCartneys’ Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (LIPA) and has worked as a professional performer, writer and director for over 15 years. He is a fully qualified (QTS) and experienced Performing Arts teacher and has jointly run the Lewes Theatre Youth Group since 2010. He is fully CRB / DBS checked.

James Firth-Haydon, BA (Hons) Perf. Arts
After graduating from London’s Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in 1996, James has been a member of three theatre companies as an actor and has been involved with Lewes Little Theatre in main stage productions as well as teaching the Lewes Theatre Youth Group for the past eight years.

Contact LTYG

For any questions and more information, please send an email to leweslittletheatreyouthgroup@gmail.com or call 07793 081346.

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Contact Details

Contact Name:
Tim Rowland

School Address:
Lewes Little Theatre
Lancaster Street
East Sussex
United Kingdom

Telephone: 07793 081346

School Website: http://www.dramaclasses.biz/schools/lewes-theatre-youth-group


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From Our Timetable:

1: Junior Drama Classes in Lewes

Thursdays at 17:00 - 18:00

Lewes Theatre Youth Group: 07793 081346


Thursdays during term time only from 5pm to 6pm for girls and boys aged between 5 and 10 years.

The cost per child includes Lewes Theatre Club membership and differs each term depending on how many weeks there are within each term.

Free taster session available for new students!

To book a place in our Junior Club, please call Tim on 07793 081346 or email leweslittletheatreyouthgroup@gmail.com.

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