Inspiring young people through drama

NEW for September 2017 – MT@DYT

Sessions exploring musical theatre for ages 8+. These take place at Manor Park school Wednesday 5pm to 7pm. If would like to learn more about acting through singing then come along! (no prior experience necessary). Price are £120 (£100 for current DYT members). There are still places available so get in contact if you would like more details.

Dorchester Youth Theatre sessions

Dorchester Youth Theatre (DYT) is based at Dorchester Corn Exchange and aims to provide opportunities for young people to help them extend their creativity and imagination.  We want to inspire our young people through drama which in turn helps them to develop their personalities, gain self-confidence and work together in an atmosphere of trust and support. We like to challenge our members in performance and rehearsals resulting in extraordinary results.

There are no auditions, we are an inclusive theatre group. Our weekly sessions consist of theatre skills workshops, drama games, improvisation and script work leading to performances during the year.

Combined Arts Week (CAW)

As well as working towards performances and showcases, members also get involved in community activities such as Dorchester Festival and Dorchester Carnival and every summer DYT organises a week long theatre project – Combined Arts Week (CAW) where up to 40 young people help to create, and perform in a large scale performance, with singing, dancing and drama. There are also opportunities to work with the production team on set, technical, backstage, FOH and other associated roles.

Session Times

We are very proud of DYT which has grown into a strong Youth Theatre Company which encourages team work, friendship and above all fun! We have five sessions for young people aged between 6 and 18+.  We meet on a Monday evening for the year groups 2 and 3 – Primary (3:45pm – 4:45pm) , year groups 4 and 5 – Juniors (4:45pm to 5:45pm) , year groups 6,7 and 8 – Intermediates (5:45pm to 7pm) and year groups 9 to 11 – The Senior Company (7pm to 9pm).  On a Thursday The Performance Company meet 7pm to 9pm for ages 16+.

This is during term time and held at the Dorchester Corn Exchange.


Fees for DYT are £90 per term for senior £95 for performance companies. £70 for junior and primary sessions.  £75 for intermediates. (There is a discount for second siblings). MT@DYT prices are £120 (£100 for current DYT members).

Anyone thinking of joining, are welcome to come along and try their first session for free.

Dorchester Youth Theatre