Greenwich & Lewisham Young People's Theatre (GLYPT)

Greenwich & Lewisham Young People's Theatre (GLYPT)

Charity information

Greenwich & Lewisham Young People's Theatre (GLYPT)

Greenwich & Lewisham Young People’s Theatre (GLYPT) has been creating high-quality theatre for and with young people for over 40 years!
We make relevant, inclusive and challenging theatre for, with and by young people aged

Founded 1971

  • Mission statement

    We use the power of the arts to enrich the lives of young people and audiences and seek to enable, empower and challenge participants through delivering work of artistic excellence. We do this by:

    - Producing professional theatre and arts for touring to schools and other venues

    - Offering theatre and arts opportunities in the form of after school groups and weekend and holiday activities

    - Delivering drama and arts projects in schools

    - Delivering artistic projects for young people who are at risk of exclusion

  • Aims

    Greenwich & Lewisham Young People's Theatre (GLYPT) aims to:

    • To create theatre that explores the world in which young people live, challenging, questioning and raising possibilities for change
    • To create a range of participatory opportunities for young people to experience the power and expression of enjoyment through theatre
    • To give young people the opportunity to produce quality theatre and to achieve their artistic potential through showcasing and performance and to build confidence and self-esteem in young people
    • To empower young people who are marginalized in society, hard-to-reach or are at risk of exclusion and give those who may have limited access to the arts a chance to make them integral to their lives
    • To engage parents and carers of the young people with whom we work, in the life of the company and the local community in theatre performances and participatory projects
  • Overview

    Established: October 1971

    Registered Charity Number: 1026883

    Board members: 11

    Full time staff: 3

    Part time staff: 13

    Volunteers: 30

    Phone number: 020 8854 1316

    Address: The Tramshed, 51-53 Woolwich New Rd SE18 6ES

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  • GLYPT's youth theatres and inclusion programmes

    We run 18 groups throughout the year engaging over 400 of the most disadvantaged children... More