How can I join CYT?
  • Entry to the youth theatre is via audition
  • You can fill an online application form here.  You will then be invited to attend some workshops and an audition
  • The workshops are free and will help you understand what youth theatre is all about.  We also make sure that you know what you need to perform in your audition
  • Being able to dance is helpful, but not essential
When do you rehearse?
  • Wednesday evening – 7.30pm to 9.30pm in the Youth Theatre, and then  on Sundays – 10am to 1pm (from February) in the Rehearsal Room
When are the auditions?
  • Auditions will take place at the end of August
How old do you have to be?
  • You must be in school year 8 to become a member of the youth theatre
  • New intake join in September to match the school year
  • You must not have reached the age of 20 by then
What if I'm too young to join?
  • There is another group that runs at the Concordia Theatre on a Saturday morning called Bright Musical Classes – please complete an online Contact Us form to be sent more information
When is the next production?
  • Our productions are usually in the 3rd week of June each year
  • Our next shows are Be More Chill (June 2022) and Fame the Musical (June 2023)
What do we expect from our members?
  • All members are required to participate wholeheartedly in all workshops, events, rehearsals and annual production
  • Timekeeping is essential; continued lateness and absenteeism is frowned upon and will likely result in you being give a “strike” – we operate a “three strikes and you’re out” rule
  • Commitment to the Concordia Youth Theatre
  • Honesty and an openness towards others
  • Respect for the Concordia Theatre, staff, patrons and the building
  • To perform to your highest standard, always giving maximum effort
  • Whilst you must have a modicum of talent in singing, dancing or acting, we prefer to take those that will offer continued commitment and a dedicated approach to the society
  • And last but by no means least – to have FUN !
How is the Youth Theatre set up?
  • The Concordia Youth Theatre is committee run with a Chairman, Treasurer, Secretary and several other dedicated committee members
  • Two representatives from the Youth Theatre members – a head boy and head girl – also join the committee as senior members
How are members protected?
  • The CYT takes the safeguarding and protection of all our members very seriously
  • Each member of the committee and production team undertake enhanced DBS checks and are chaperone licensed by Leicester County Council
  • The society follows and adhere’s to the Concordia Theatre’s Safeguarding policy
How much does it cost to be a member?
  • The annual membership fee is £38, payable in advance
  • All Youth Theatre members must also become members of the Hinckley Concordia Association – this costs a further £10 per year for youth theatre members.