East Ayrshire Youth Theatre
EAYT offers musical theatre based classes on a weekly basis at the Grand Hall in Kilmarnock. We provide classes for children and young people, aged 5 to 18. All age groups work towards full scale productions throughout the year, with some groups also offering showcases of their work throughout the year.
Mini (5-7yrs) ● Thursdays from 4.30pm-5.30pm
Junior (8-11yrs) ● Wednesdays from 4.30pm-6.30pm
Senior (12-18yrs) ● Wednesdays from 7pm-9pm
*Please note Juniors and Seniors are currently only set up for installments. If you wish to pay in full, please add installments to your basket separately then head to the checkout. The cost for a term (usually 10 weeks) is £55 for Mini EAYT and £130 for Junior and Senior EAYT.
Please note, we offer two free places per group, per term. In order to apply for a free place, the family must be in receipt of one of the following benefits/allowance:Parents on Income support, Parents on Job Seekers Allowance – Income Related, Parents on Employment and Support Allowance – Income Related. If you’d like to apply for a free place, please contact Craig Glover (EAYT Director) with the appropriate proof of benefit. Free places are allocated on a first come, first served basis.
Classes are led by working professionals from the performing arts industry. We work closely with specialists in music, dance and drama to bring the best possible opportunities to the EAYT participants.
Previous productions include Hairspray, The Wizard of Oz, Oliver, Made in Dagenham, High School Musical and Little Shop of Horrors to name a few. The next EAYT production is The Addams Family, which takes place in the Palace Theatre in November 2019.
While our musical theatre based sessions encompass music, dance and drama, the youth theatre experience is not limited to participating in a show. Our participants have great fun in our weekly sessions. As leaders we are continually catering for the needs of the participants, building their skills and confidence and ensuring that while we maintain a professional ethos, we make the sessions as fun as possible. In a typical session, we will explore general theatre technique and stage craft. We also offer the opportunity to develop improvisation and vocal skills, whilst allowing the children to grow and develop friendships. This part of the process can be just as important as the productions