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Some recent productions...


The Spiderwick Chronicles

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Stratford Youth Theatre were thrilled to present the first ever stage adaptation of ‘The Spiderwick Chronicles’ at The Bear Pit Theatre.


Based on the international best selling and much loved children’s books by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black, The Spiderwick Chronicles shares the fantastical adventures of the Grace children—Jared, Simon, and their older sister Mallory.

This production was presented with the kind permission of The Spiderwick Studios.

Photographs by Patrick Baldwin 


The Clopton Ghosts


The IT

First commissioned and produced by The National Theatre Connections in 2020. 'The IT’ by Vivienne Franzemann, is a darkly comic state of the nation play exploring adolescence and the rage within, written very specifically for today. 

With a local cast of 25 young people, this will be Stratford Youth Theatre’s first performance at The Bear Pit Theatre.



A Christmas Carol

Set in the beautiful surroundings of BELL COURT and as part of Stratford-upon-Avon’s vibrant Victorian Christmas Market.  

The performance was open air, so audience members wrapped up warm and were able to soak up the Dickensian atmosphere of this much loved tale.


Find A Partner

Find A Partner, by Miriam Battye, was performed as part of the annual youth theatre initiative from the National Theatre, Connections 2021, designed to give young people all over the country an experience of theatrical performance and production.

Venue: Open Air at Stratford Racecourse & Digital at The Belgrade, Coventry. 


The play is a fascinating story of dating in dystopia - Love Island and Take Me Out meets The Hunger Games - and contestants who fail to find a partner, are taken out, literally. Pop culture references, explorations of social media, self absorption and reality show tampering generate important questions about how we find, and define, love in a modern climate.


The Coronavirus Time Capsule

Our Time Capsule project is a response to the Coronavirus Pandemic, created by teenagers across the world. It's been developed  by Company3 an award-winning theatre company based in London.


You can see all 5 of Stratford Youth Theatre’s Time Capsules here: 


Witches Can't Be Burned

By Silva Simerciyan as part of The National Theatre's Connections 2020 Festival.

Venue: Warwick Arts Centre

Set against the backdrop of a group of students performing Arthur Miller’s 

The Crucible,  Witches Can’t Be Burned  explores the changing perceptions of gender, protest and equality, putting Miller’s iconic play, its relevance and its politics on trial.

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