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Welcome to our funky website. Please take a good look round  - Half Term workshops were fantastic fun,very busy and culminated in great performances.  BOOKING NOW FOR  'Kidactors' and 'Teenactors'  Summer  'Perform in a Week' - WORKSHOPS : Email '' or call 01296 707276 or  07977147273. - Festival of plays - 'School, Scandal and Me' at Elgiva Theatre on 6th January was a great success. Agency launch and new website in next few months.  Keep an eye out for news.

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7 - 12 yrs

30th July - 3rd Aug : 

6th Aug - 10th Aug : 

28th - 31st Aug


11 - 18yrs

13th - 17th Aug : 

20th - 24th Aug

Venues in CHESHAM


COST :  £120.00 for one week / £110.00 Subsequent weeks

£105 for week 5

£20.00 reduction for siblings

Venue : Ivingswood Academy


St Mary's Church Rooms 




You may apply for a form through either email, telephone or letter.

Tel : 01296 707276 / 07977147273 

11, Jubilee Square, HP19 9DZ


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The Youth Theatre was founded by Di Burnett in 1998 as 'Ashley Green Youth Theatre'. In 2013 its name changed to 'Di Burnett Youth Theatre'. The various groups meet once a week at Ashley Green Old School, Chesham, Buckinghamshire HP5 3PP.

Weekly Workshops in Chesham

'Kidactors' - 7 – 12 years - Mondays 5.10pm – 6.45pm
'Teenactors' – 11 years upwards – Mondays 7.00pm – 8.45pm : Thursdays 6.45pm – 8.30pm 

We recommend that 'Teenactors' are in year 7 and above .... however, we are happy for some of the 'Kidactors' to stay in the group until year 8, if they are more comfortable there. It totally depends on the individual. Some year 7's do not feel ready to join the older ones, whilst others can't wait!!

Saturday in Aylesbury

Reflexions Health and Leisure Centre, Watersmead, HP19 0FY
Opening in February 2018  
'Kidactors' - 7 - 12 year olds - Saturdays 2.00pm - 3.30pm - limited numbers (10 max)
£10.00 for 90 minutes - £90.00 for ten sessions

What Qualifications do I need to join DBYT?

None! The Youth Theatre welcomes young people with all abilities. The only criteria for joining the group is commitment and enthusiasm.

What can I expect from the workshops?

The normal weekly workshops run for 1 hour 30 minutes. These drama sessions are very much about self development, self expression and confidence building. Through improvisation we aim to develop stage skills and technique, and work on voice production. Everyone in the group is given equal opportunities to develop their own individual skills. Performance is not the main criteria of this group. However when we do perform, the work is devised and created entirely by the group members, and finally written by Di. This gives the actors a chance to work comfortably within their own capabilities. As members become more experienced and confident, we encourage them to take greater risks, thus stretching them as performers and allowing them to reach their potential. The members are encouraged to build up new, and positive friendships through the group. Most importantly we aim to have FUN during these sessions.

I love acting, but I'm really shy

No problem. That's why we're here. We'll help you to develop your skills whilst building your confidence during the process. Many of our greatest actors are really shy people underneath.

Public Performances

Although performances are not the main criteria of the Youth Theatre, each group usually puts on a main public performance once a year. These performances are regularly at The Elgiva Theatre in Chesham, or The Little Theatre by the Park, in Chesham. We also perform at Ashley Green Village Hall.

What else?
All our members are encouraged to take some responsibility during workshops, rehearsals and performance. ie taking over roles at short notice, designing programmes, helping with props and stage management, being responsible for costumes etc.

How much?

The termly fees are £70.00 with a minimum of 12 x  90 minutes sessions. A £10.00 reduction is given to siblings. There is no charge for extra rehearsals.

Exam Groups

We also run Small Group Trinity Guildhall Exam Classes. The space in these classes is very limited and the charge is £90.00 per term with a minimum of 10 classes.
Times – Tuesdays 5.30pm – 7.00pm and 7.30pm - 9.00pm : Wednesdays 6.35pm – 8.30pm 
Fridays - 5.00pm - 7.30pm

Venue Address

The Old School, Ashley Green, Chesham, Bucks HP5 3PP


Easter Workshops

Summer Workshops

Contact Di on : 01296 707276 /07977147273

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