Every summer we welcome young and aspiring actors, singers and dancers from across London, to our Senior workshop auditions as well as our Junior and Infant workshops for which there is no audition.  The successful Senior applicants come together in August for 10 days to rehearse and perform a fully staged musical at a public theatre with an invited audience.

The thrill of putting on a professional musical is captured perfectly as our team of industry professionals from the world of musical theatre and acting work intensively with the students for 8 hours each day.

Our students relish in the fun and the challenge of staging a full scale musical in just 10 days.  Working with our live band, our fantastic lighting/design team all culminating in 2 shows to a live audience of 200 on the last day of the course!

Not just a holiday course, our students use their training with us to develop their love of theatre, and have gone on to become members of the National Youth Choir, National Youth Theatre, NYMT, while others have secured places at top Drama Schools in the country, including Arts Educational Schools, Urdang Academy and Guildford School of Acting (GSA).

This is local performing arts training at its best!


SENIOR MUSICAL THEATRE COURSE – 10 Full Days (for School years 8 – 13) Stephen Sondheim’s SWEENEY TODD

Monday 6th – Friday 10th August AND Tuesday 14th – Saturday 18th August 2018.  10.00am – 6.00pm daily.  Performances on Saturday 18th August 2018 at the Prissian Theatre. 

Course fees: £325 (Includes full 10 days tuition, all costumes and tickets for production) Limited half scholarships available.  Auditions on SUNDAY 8th JULY 2018 (Full day workshop audition, costs £25).


South London Youth Theatreis thrilled to announce that we are offering 4 FULLY FUNDED PLACES on our Summer Musical Theatre Workshop, which this year culminates in a fully staged production of Stephen Sondheim’s SWEENEY TODD.  These places have been made possible thanks to the generosity and support of THE SONDHEIM SOCIETY.  The course is open to talented students aged 13-19 years with a passion for theatre! These places are worth £350 each and covers the entire two week course tuition and production. The course runs from Monday 6th August to Saturday 18th August 2018, 10.00-6.00pm daily, giving students a real taste of the professional world of theatre, as they rehearse full time with a professional production team and company of 40 teenagers.  The final production is fully staged and will feature an orchestra of 10 musicians.

All course information can be found on the SLYT website and auditions are on Sunday 9th July from 2.00-7.00pmin London. SLYT and The Sondheim Society are very keen to hear from students who would like to take part but may not have the means to pay for such a course, and who would benefit from one of these fully funded places.  The Sondheim Society are thrilled to be supporting South London Youth Theatre, who are very proud to have helped train many young actors currently entering the professional world of the theatre.  Many of the SLYT students go onto professional training at Arts Educational Schools, Urdang Academy and GSA Conservatoire.  If you would like to apply for The Sondheim Society Bursary or would like more information on the course please email:

SLYT Artistic Director, Spencer James says “it is incredibly exciting to be working on Sondheim’s masterpiece Sweeney Todd with a company of talented and driven teenagers with a passion for theatre and we are extremely grateful that The Sondheim Society have offered us such generous support in order to broaden our reach to a bigger audience, offering this opportunity to those who might not ordinarily be able to take part”.

S.L.Y.T JUNIORS!  Musical Theatre fun for SCHOOL YEARS 4 – 7! Lionel Parts Oliver!

SOUTH LONDON YOUTH THEATRE JUNIOR course from Monday 20th August to Saturday 25th August 2018 (9.30am – 4.30pm daily) with final performance on Saturday 25th at 7.00pm!  In the Summer of 2014 we launched our Junior course for 8-12 year olds, the course has been running every year since then to great success.  In 2017 the course attracted over 40 talented 8-12 year olds for our production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.  The 6 day course costs £245.oo per child (with a £25 reduction per child for siblings). 


S.L.Y.T INFANTS! Musical Theatre fun for SCHOOL YEARS Reception up to and including Year 3!

Monday 13th to Friday 17th August 2018 (9.30am – Midday daily) with final performance on Friday 17th August at Midday!  The 5 day course costs £125.00 per child.

For more information CALL: 0208 771 4869 or e-mail:


“Fame in 2012 was by far the best two weeks of my summer, my family holidays now have to be booked around SLYT! It brought out the best in all of us – we laughed so much we barely noticed how hard we were actually working!”

Cat Gibbs, 14


“It was the best way to end my summer – doing what I love best in a professional environment!!”

Beatrice Born, 16