British Youth Music Theatre

British Youth Music Theatre

Charity information

British Youth Music Theatre

BYMT is the UK’s national music theatre company for young people and a National Portfolio Organisation of Arts Council England.

Founded 2003

  • Mission statement

    BYMT is the UK’s leading national organisation providing musical theatre activities for young people across the UK. It acts as the principal youth arts organisation linking young people from their local/regional productions into formal training at drama school – so the young people taking part will be talented, with many going on into the profession or into the creative industries more generally.

    The company’s USP is that it focuses its activities on devising and creating new work, rather than standard repertoire and has a back catalogue of about twenty productions created over the last few years and now publishing online.

    BYMT also has a substantial outreach programme, both residential and local (non-residential). The residential work consists of one-week activity holiday-style activities –Skills courses - a third of whose participants are referred by agencies such as Young Carers Groups, Refugee organisations, LEAs, etc. And for whom considerable funding is raised to cover course fees. The non-residential outreach - Music Theatre for All – is also almost 100% funded and consists of workshop style projects in both formal and non-formal settings, working in schools and school clusters.

  • Aims

    British Youth Music Theatre aims to:

    • The creative and professional development of young people in the field of music and theatre.
    • The development of new music theatre
  • Overview

    Established: October 2003

    Registered Charity Number: 1103076

    Board members: 15

    Full time staff: 5

    Part time staff: 150

    Volunteers: 10

    Phone number: 02085637725

    Address: BYMT, Mountview, 120 Peckham Hill Street, London SE15 5JT

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  • Supporting Young Talent

    YMT offers a bridge for talented young people, from all backgrounds, into adult profession... More