youth theatre

young people

for anyone aged 8 - 16 years, led by professional leaders and artists

A group of young actors from 'The young company' perform at farnham maltings

Farnham Maltings offers a wonderful range of creative weekly drama workshops for young people aged 8 – 16 years. Our members thrive in exploring their imagination, developing their confidence, finding their voice, and challenging themselves. No experience needed just energy, imagination, and a love of theatre!

Each group is led by a professional theatre maker who is highly experienced in leading and directing youth theatre. Farnham Maltings Youth Theatre Programme also has strong links with the many professional theatre companies that visit the Maltings, and our members will have the opportunity to see a range of live theatre productions and take part in workshops with visiting companies.

Junior Maltings: 8 – 11yrs

A creative and fun youth theatre company for children aged 8 – 11 years. Our weekly sessions allow young people to develop their imagination and confidence through games, improvisation, character work, movement, devising, and taking part in performance opportunities.


Wed 20 April – Wed 13 July (no session Wed 01 June)

4.45pm – 6.15pm

Maltings Youth Theatre: 11 – 16 yrs

A creative youth theatre company for 11 – 16 year olds who want to develop their skills further. Maltings Youth uses a fun and more detailed approach to drama and explore their skills through a range of techniques including play, improvisation, script-work, devising, physical theatre, performance opportunities, and exploring various practitioners and styles.


Wed 20 April – Wed 13 July (no session Wed 01 June)

6.30pm - 8.30pm

Summer Production – Maltings Youth Theatre

We are pleased to announce that the Maltings Youth Theatre will be rehearsing during 20 April – 11 July for a devised production of 'Brainstorm' to be performed on 12 July 2022 at 7.30pm. 'Brainstorm' is a play about teenage brain development, told through the real-life experiences of the young people from Maltings Youth Theatre who create and perform it. It was originated by the award-winning and innovative youth theatre Company Three and was performed at the National Theatre in London. Company Three have since created a blueprint for 'Brainstorm' that has enabled countless youth theatre around the world to create their own version of the play and we are thrilled to begin devising our own version! This is a great opportunity for the cast to learn more about the creation of a play from research and development to writing, editing, and rehearsing.

There will be extra rehearsals on Sat 25 June and Sat 09 July from 10am - 2pm. A technical rehearsal will take place on Mon 11 July.