Youth Theatre Groups


At Southend Theatres we have six Youth Theatre Groups – Tiny Palace for 4 to 7 year olds, Little Palace for 7 to 11 year olds, Young Palace for 11 to 16 year olds, Total Palace for 13 to 18 year olds with high-functioning autism or Asperger's syndrome, Palace Youth Company for 16 to 19 year olds and a Technical Youth Company for 14 to 19 year olds.

Our Youth Theatres' work together to perform an annual show in the summer term at The Palace Theatre; which are always fantastic and original productions devised by the Youth Theatre's themselves. 

The Technical Youth Company take part in three masterclasses per term and work on the technical side of the annual Youth Theatres production.

We have spaces available in Little Palace on Thursdays and Palace Youth Company. If you would like to find out more about these groups or put your child’s name on the waiting list for any of our other youth theatre groups please click here or call Rachel on 01702 390472.

We are pleased to announce a new tutor for Total Palace has been found. Sessions will resume on 23 October, please contact Rachel if you are interested in joining

Tiny Palace

  • Meets on a Monday from 4-5.15pm
  • For ages 4 to 7 (must have turned 4 before 1 September 2017)
  • £50 a term
  • For children in Reception to year 2.  Your child must have started reception to join Tiny Palace. 

Little Palace

  • Meets on a Tuesday from 4.30pm-6pm & Thursday 3.45pm - 5.15pm
  • For ages 7 to 11
  • £55 a term
  • For children in acedemic years 3-6

Young Palace

  • Meets on a Monday from 5.30-7.30pm or a Thursday from 5.30-7.30pm
  • For ages 11 to 16
  • £65 a term
  • For young people in acedemic years 7-11

Total Palace for 16-25 year olds with high-functioning autism, Asperger's syndrome or Downs syndrome.

  • For young people with a diagnosis of high-functioning autism, Asperger's syndrome or Downs syndrome
  • Meets on a Wednesday from 5.30-6.30pm
  • For ages 13 to 18
  • £20 a term
  • If you are a little nervous about joining Total Palace, contact Rachel  to watch our promotional video and find out what our members have to say about the group

Youth Company

Palace Youth Company

  • Meets on a Tuesday from 6-9pm
  • For ages 16 to 19
  • £80 a term
  • Entrance to this group is via an audition.
  • For young people in further or higher education

Technical Youth Company

  • 3 masterclasses per term
  • For ages 14 to 19
  • £30 a term