The Takeover

Over a two week period (5-17 August 2019), a group of young people between the ages of 11-18 had the opportunity to take over every aspect of the YMCA Theatre, including; lighting design, stage management, set design, sales and marketing, as well as performing roles including acting, singing and dancing.

The young people worked with industry professionals and the YMCA Theatre team, where they experienced everything it takes to put on a production in just two weeks.

Thanks to the funding from the People’s Postcode Lottery, young people from families in receipt of at least one income related benefit or tax credit, were able to attend completely free of charge

When is the next Takeover?

We are finalising the details, but the next Takeover will take place during the Easter school holidays in 2020.

Email us at and we’ll be in touch with more info when the details are finalised.