Swan Youth Theatre

We are a lively, friendly youth theatre and our main aim, through drama games, improvisation and performance is to build confidence for children of all ages and help develop skills that will last a lifetime. A goal for the Swan Youth Theatre is to have fun with new friends, become a part of an ensemble, all while learning new theatre skills and technics. The groups work towards formal sharing at the end of each term and a main stage performance each year.

Our SYT venues:


  Swan Theatre                                             Pershore Number 8

  Monday's, Wednesday's & Saturday's                                 Monday's

  The Moors, Worcester WR1 3ED                                                Number 8, High Street, Pershore, WR10 1BG

Swan Youth Theatre has been home to thousands of young people since it was formed in 1965 and many of those young people have gone on to have successful careers in the arts. We aim to provide unique opportunities for students by using specialist Youth Theatre Practitioners and taking full advantage of the facilities at the Swan Theatre, and now into the further community as we widen the SYT family and make Youth Theatre accessible to Pershore's children and young people!




4:30pm - 5:30pm 
School Years 1-4 (ages 5 - 9) 
£52.50 per term

5 - 9 year olds take part in fun and dynamic sessions where they play drama games.  Our tutors gently introduce theatre skills using imaginative play, creativity exercises and physical theatre activities to get children used to working within a fun and informal group. We explore stories, poetry, short films, and theatre skills such as mime, vocal control and body work. They learn good social skills and work together to produce end of term showcases.


5:45pm - 7:15pm
School Years 5-8 (ages 9 - 14)
£62.50 per term

9 – 14 year olds enjoy weekly sessions which involve games and exercises which develop their skills as theatre-makers, performers and devisers as well as challenging them to devise their own performances and embrace the full range of styles, forms and possibilities within theatre.  They will begin to learn the creative elements of exploring a script and hone techniques for performance. We work toward a summer show, which can be either scripted or devised.



7:30pm - 9:30pm
Years 9 -13 (ages 14 - 18)
£72.50 per term

 14 -18 year olds - In our sessions, we aim to encourage creativity, confidence and give our students the skills to better their craft as performers. We work with many different performance styles and the creative process behind that, such as devising work solo and with a group, working from a piece of text and storytelling both verbally and physically.

Our senior Swan Youth Theatre will be offered a variety of trips to local / regionally events and performances throughout the year as well as being invited to the in-house performances at the Swan Theatre. 


Saturday Relaxed Sessions

Relaxed sessions of SYT are held at the Swan Theatre on Saturday's and are intended for children with additional needs or for those that prefer to take things at a relaxed pace. To find out more, click here.



Important Information on the Swan Youth Theatre 


Location of sessions


Swan Theatre:

Sessions are run in the Studio Block at the Swan Theatre. The Studio is located to the right of the Main Theatre building and is accessed through the gated theatre yard (During session times the gate will be open). Sessions are held either downstairs in the Bransford Trust Studio which is on the ground floor or upstairs in the Vesta Tilley Studio. We will let you know which studio we are using for which group. There is signage on the wall in front of the theatre giving directions and a sign on the Studio block itself which is visible from the road. 
Students should be dropped off in the Swan Theatre foyer where they will meet the Youth Practitioners who will take them over to the theatre space.


Pershore Number 8:

All Junior and Intermediate members should be accompanied into The Courtyard Room lobby by a parent or guardian and handed over to the Youth Tutor. All Junior and Intermediate members should be collected from the Tutor from this space or just outside at the end of the session.



Students have a trial session for free, and moving forward we will request payments that can be paid termly or annually.

The Swan Youth Theatre offer a limited number of free places for members on limited incomes. If you wish to apply for a free place, please contact us.


Term Dates

Click here for information regarding term dates. 


Contact us

For any questions or to enquire about places in our SYT sessions, please fill out the form below and include your your childs name, their age, their school year and their preffered location of SYT (Worcester or Pershore).


Please note: If a session is full to capacity, we will be happy to put your child on a waiting list and keep you informed when a place becomes available.


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What our Members Say...

Swan Youth Theatre is a great way to boost your confidence

SYT Member - Age 10