TFT Youth Associates

Ages 16 - 25

TFT Youth Associates, our elite and free youth company, is open to people aged 16 to 25. Over the course of each year, we audition, rehearse and perform in a full season of shows. From contemporary plays written by popular playwrights like Evan Placey and Mark Wheeller to classical works from William Shakespeare and Sophocles. The ethos of our Youth Associates is to form a theatre company of like-minded actors that produce work that is fresh, relevant and challenging to both entertain our patrons and cultivate talent.


The majority of our productions are performed here at TFT, in one of our three venues, the Oak Theatre, the Acorn Studio and the Great Barn, although we have been known to take our work elsewhere such a school tours and fringe festivals. Primarily, we rehearse on Thursdays from 7:00 PM till 10:00 PM, with additional rehearsals added when required. 

Most of our Youth Associates work with us here at TFT on multiple productions at once. Including productions with our core theatre company and youth theatre groups, becoming excellent role models and leading by example. Here are just  some of the productions our Youth Associates have been involved in recently: 

  • Consensual by Evan Placey (Acorn Studio)

  • Disney's The Little Mermaid (Oak Theatre)

  • Shakespeare: The Game Show (TIE Piece)

  • Shakespeare Festival 2021 (Film Piece)

  • Stop The Traffick by Mark Wheeller (Acorn Studio)

  • The Winter's Tale (The Great Barn)

  • TYMT Musical Theatre Showcase 2021 (Oak Theatre)

  • Oedipus by Sophocles (Oak Theatre)


We offer our younger Youth Associates catch-up sessions where they can come in for a coffee and chat, work with our team on that monologue they are preparing for an audition, get some advice and guidance on a career in the arts, seek some support on an independent project they have got going on in the background, all in a safe and professional working environment. 

If you are 16 to 25 and would like to join our elite and free youth company, please contact; mentioning specifically the TFT Youth Associates. Equally, you can click the link below to email us directly. We will then get in contact with you and explain when we are next holding auditions and what you can get involved in and how.