Bawtry Phoenix Young Players

This incredible group of young people, aged 6 - 18 years, is the youth section of the Bawtry Amateur Dramatic Society.  Our aim is to make drama accessible to all, regardless of ability, experience or background. 
On Saturdays we engage in a wide variety of activities with the aim of improving performance skills, mainly focussed on drama, but also incorporating music and dance.
We aim to build confidence and, most importantly, have a good time. We deliver two major productions a year, generally one musical (which is sometimes performed with the adult group,) and one drama. We pride ourselves on the high standards of performance and our shows are always sold out.  We are also branching out and are starting to perform within the local community more, including Torworth Scarecrow Festival.
At present there are over forty members, roughly half boys and half girls. We are a friendly, inclusive group and many of the members come from all over Doncaster and South Yorkshire. 
Our greatest asset is our theatre. The children learn, rehearse and perform in a real theatre which we all love and respect. They learn about the way a theatre works, including the technology of sound and lighting, set building and theatre management.
Our fees at this time are £4 per session.  Although the fees are low, it does not reflect the training, it is simply because we wish to make the performing arts accessible to everyone. We meet at the theatre every Saturday during school terms.

We now operate two classes, one for those attending primary school, and one for those who attend secondary school.
Primary school students from 10:00am – 12:00pm
Secondary school students from 12:00pm – 2:00pm.


SUMMER 2017 – Take part in our performing arts summer school!  Dance, act and sing with professional performers and perform a show for family and friends. 

It is led by Chloe Whitehouse, who has a wide range of experience in theatre, performing and directing and has taught young people in educational and community settings for over ten years.

Here you'll find photos from our rehearsals for our production of The Wizard of Oz. For more photos of past productions see the Young Players gallery

Further Information

For any other information or to enquire about membership
Contact; Wendy Herring
By phone on 07757 575020
Or by email at
Or by post via
The Phoenix Theatre, Station Rd, Bawtry, DN10 6PT

Phoenix Theatre, Station Rd, Bawtry, DN10 6PT

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