Cornwall Youth Theatre Company

Breaking with tradition since 1984

CYTC was established in 1984, and is widely regarded as one of the premier youth performance groups in the U.K. Since our beginning, we have worked with over 4,000 young people on over 85 touring productions resulting in over 500 performances.

CYTC offers young people from 12-22 the opportunity to take part in a wide variety of theatre-based activities under the guidance of highly qualified professional practitioners. We aim to give young people the inspiration to test their own skills and gain practical experience of performing and producing touring theatre in a professional environment. We aim to encourage tolerance as well as talent and concern for the company.

CYTC specialises in touring productions to a wide range of venues across Cornwall, these include established theatre venues, schools, colleges, village halls and open-air spaces.

How do I get involved?

If you’re interested in the theatre arts and can offer 110% commitment, we’re interested in what you can offer the company. If you have enthusiasm and drive it doesn’t matter if you heading for drama school or university or simply want to have a great time working with people who think like you because the experience will guarantee you’ll make friends for life.

Just fill in the contact form and we’ll be in touch about current membership and production opportunities.

Previous members

CYTC begins each season in September with a wide range of theatre arts workshops: voice, physical theatre, stage combat, song and devising!


Sundays (10.00am – 2.00pm)
Carrick Sport and Recreation Centre,
Carew Road, Truro

Further details/travel directions:
01637 871539

New members may join at any time.
Annual subscription:
£80 (Discretionary bursaries are available)
2016/17 bursaries are kindly sponsored by Rogue TheatreMiracle Theatre and Scary Little Girls.

Rehearsal Schedules

Rehearsal schedules are available on our members only closed Facebook page. Please ask us for further details.

New Season 2017-8

Starts SUN SEP 24th (10.00am – 2.00pm)
Please wear loose clothing  and, if needed, bring along a packed lunch.
Starts on Sun Sep 24.


Fishermen from Newlyn, staunch Methodists, did not go to sea on the Sabbath, but visiting boats from Lowestoft (known as Yorkies) did and landed their fish on Monday thus reducing the price of the fish for Newlyn fishermen for the rest of the week. The local fishermen fight back by tipping the whole catch of the Yorkies 100,000 mackerels into the harbour. What starts as a peaceful protest soon turns into violence. Caught in the middle is Thomas Bolitho, local merchant, magistrate, mine owner and mayor. He tries to compromise with both sides, but soon finds his life is in danger when they both turn against him!

THE RIOT is part of the 2018 Darke Visions Festival

New season tour dates will be posted soon

Wednesday 28th March @ 7:30 pm
The Minack Theatre, Porthcurno

Tickets for THE MINACK  01736 810181

Get in touch

Artistic Director:
David Hunter


01637 871539


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