Prague Youth Theatre, established in 2011, gives young people the chance to perform in full-scale productions, and provides an opportunity for students to develop a shared sense of confidence, commitment and self-expression.
We teach over 200 students representing 27 different nationalities.
Our weekly courses
PYT Tots offers weekly theatre classes for 3–5 year olds. Classes are designed to introduce young children to the performing arts. Children perform for friends and family in a professional theatre at the end of each term.
PYT Juniors offers weekly theatre classes for 6–10 year olds. Throughout the year students learn theatre techniques, rehearse and perform one act plays or musicals and take part in professional workshops.
PYT Seniors offers students aged 11–14 the opportunity to rehearse and perform plays and devise, write and produce original work. Students also take part in professional workshops, theatre competitions and international exchanges.
PYT Advanced offers students aged 15–17 the opportunity to audition, rehearse and perform plays. Students are able to devise, direct, write and produce work and have the opportunity to perform in various theatres and spaces. PYT Advanced take part in professional workshops, theatre festivals and competitions and international exchanges.
Prague Youth Theatre offers students the opportunity to prepare for London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts examinations through a process of textual analysis and close work with tutors on a selection of monologues.
PYT Devised Theatre
PYT Devised Theatre offers students the opportunity to become part of a small ensemble, learning the principles of Devising, before they create and rehearse their own original play which they will perform in May. There is also the possibility of entering into a LAMDA Devising exam.
What people say
When I go to PYT on Saturdays it always feels as if I am coming home to a huge family. It simply is a place where you feel at home and are free to express yourself in every way you want.
I always thought my son was quite introverted and shy, but to see him standing on stage during his first PYT theatre performance, confidently reciting his lines and smiling at the audience, was nothing short of amazing!
My three children have been at PYT for years and it has become a large part of their lives. It provides a great social platform for the children to meet friends from outside their school and local community.
At PYT we get the chance to devise and direct scenes, so the performance often becomes a collaborative piece. PYT really helps me develop my confidence and acting skills. It's also lots of fun and the people I got to work with are great.
PYT has given me confidence in terms of being on stage and public speaking, and I enjoy cooperating on plays with other kids from different backgrounds.
PYT is so different from other activities: children have space to investigate and extend their personal limits. For us it was amazing to see how excitement about the new play overcomes shyness and anxiety when being on the stage.
This was my first experience with Prague Youth Theatre and I am now a fan. The capacity of these kids for emotion and expression truly brought the story to life.
With wonderful direction and a strong commitment to craft and storytelling, the Prague Youth Theatre Advanced cast put on a powerful performance on Saturday.
PYT helps me with my imagination and fantasy. I have a lot of fun playing games and preparing a new performance. I’ve met a lot of new friends here.