What people say about our Young People's Programme:
You really feel listened to here. Everyone has a chance to put their ideas in. Every show we do would have been different if just one person wasn't there.
Participant - aged 15
Northumberland County Council recognises the enormous contribution Tyne Valley Youth Theatre has made to enrich the cultural landscape in Northumberland.
Arts Development Manager - Northumberland County Council
The whole project has been one heck of a journey for me it has boosted up my self-confidence and my self-esteem higher than I ever thought it would.
Participant - aged 17
This has been a totally amazing project. I think everyone in every school should have a chance to do this project. It's really helped everyone a lot. When we walked into our hall and saw the play we had all written, it was quite unbelievable.
Participant - aged 10
I can express myself, try new things and overcome fears.
Participant - aged 13
It just feels really great to have worked hard for something and it's actually working out.
Participant - aged 9
Totally fantastic show... I am so impressed with all the young actors. They sent chills down my spine.
Audience member. Them Next Door. 2015
It surpassed all my expectations and was a powerful piece of drama in itself but particularly so, knowing that it was based on the writing of the children. What better way to show children the importance and fun of writing than bringing their work to life and in such a thought provoking way!
Director of Primary Literacy -
Northumberland Church of England Academy
A Monumental Discovery - 2016
I could not believe how professional this production was. I would have thought I was watching professional actors of the highest standard. Special needs they are not... special they truly are.
Audience member. Hamlet. 2016
This was a production full of style, flair and expert execution. You delivered on every aspect beautifully – truth, magic, joy, delight, physicality, meaning and feeling. Your production generated that sense of what great theatre can do – make you feel something, think something, make you glad you were there in that room, in that moment, with those people, never to be experienced in the same way again. It was an absolute joy and pleasure to feel part of the world you’d engineered, and I think audiences at the festival are in for a treat.
Louie Ingham. Dukes Theatre, Lancaster. It Snows. 2016
What have you done with my daughter?! I've never known her to be so confident and happy.
Parent of theatre member
I have built my confidence and stopped feeling embarrassed about being in a room of people.
Participant - aged 14
The young actors did an incredible job with a difficult and dark play - what a wonderful experience for our young people!
Audience member. Heritage. 2014