Our Mission

Our mission is to Engage, Enthuse, Educate, Enrich and Empower young people to pursue life with passion and purpose.

Our Approach

We adopt a holistic approach which seeks to simultaneously address the emotional, physical, spiritual, relational and intellectual needs in a young person’s life. We nurture and develop young people to become well-rounded individuals for Stage, Screen and Life.

Our Programme

At Young and Talented our programme uses these three disciplines of acting, singing and dancing to give students ‘Triple Talent’ training – coaching them to become well-rounded individuals on Stage, on Screen and in real Life.

Saturday triple talent programme offers a 3 hour rotation (1 hour Acting, 1 hour Singing, 1 hour Dance) as well as devising, song writing, script writing and story development, leading up to a full production in term 3.

What we Offer…

Young People…

Are you Young and Talented? Would you like the chance to perform on TV & be WINNERS just like our group The Real Deal? Then join our Triple Talent Programme every Saturday. 


Would your child to benefit from creative expression? Y&T is designed to help young people be at their best and realise their true potential for stage, screen and life.


Do your puplils need encouragement to express themselves? We offer bespoke packages that empower young people to explore every aspect of their lives and develop their imagination.

Who We Are

Young and Talented is a theatre school with a difference. We embrace young people from all socio-economic backgrounds, religions and 41+ ethnicities, and provide them with high calibre coaching and opportunities.
As a social enterprise, Y&T has been nurturing and developing young people for stage and screen since 2004. We enrich the quality of our work and the opportunities we offer our young people through our association with professional theatre company – Pilot Theatre an award winning Arts Council National Portfolio Organisation.

Y&T are winners of BBC TV’s Sport Relief Does Glee Club 2012. BBC Performing Arts Fund 2014. Jack Petchey Crystal Award 2015, UK Recognition Award 2016. Showing that not only do our young people learn how to perform, they also learn how to succeed in life.

Saturday Classes

Our sessions are for ages 6-16 year olds during term time. The Triple Talent programme offers a 3 hour rotation (1 hour Acting, 1 hour Singing, 1 hour Dance) as well as choreography, song and script writing, leading up to a full production in term 3.  
We pride ourselves in creating a dedicated, enthusiastic and very talented group of young performers.

The Programme

Term 1: Sept-December. ENSEMBLE – making new friends, learning new skills and exploring individual talents.
Term 2: Jan-Apr. CREATE – working on script writing, choreography & song writing. All the material created goes towards the final show.
Term 3: Apr-Jul. PERFORM – rehearsing the show ready for its audience at the end of year performance.

We coach young people to become well-rounded individuals on Stage, on Screen and in real Life.

Where are We?

Young and Talented takes place every Saturday during term time at:

Oxford house, Derbyshire Street, Bethnal Green E2 6HG – A modern centre for the arts in the heart of East London.
10:30am – 1:30pm

also at:
Theatre Peckham, 221 Havil Street, Southwark SE5 7SD –  A flagship cultural venue and a pioneering Learning Theatre. 


Term Dates

Start: Saturday 19th September 2020
Half-term (no session): Saturday 31st October 2020
Re-start: Saturday 7th November 2020
End (last session): Saturday 12th December 2020

Start: Saturday  9th Janaury 2021
Half-term (no session): Saturday  20th February 2021
Re-start: Saturday 27th February 2021
End (last session): Saturday 3rd April  2021

Start: Saturday  24th April 2021
Half-term (no session): Saturday  5th June 2021
Re-start: Saturday 12th June 2021
End (last session): Saturday 11th July 2021

(nb term dates are slightly different at Theatre Peckham)


How to Join

Joining Y&T is easy. Our school is very popular so places are limited. Whist there are no formal auditions we do monitor the young people for focused creative energy, commitment and willingness to work as a team.

Get in Touch

If you would like more information please send us a message with your contact details or 
alternatively just pop into one of our venues on a Saturday and have a chat.

Oxford House, Derbyshire Street, Bethnal Green E2 6HG


Theatre Peckham, 221 Havil Street, SE5 7SD