About OYPT

We are an inclusive Theatre Company for young people and adults. We work in schools, youth clubs and specialist centers in and around London, Surrey, Sussex, Kent and the South East. We’ve won a ton of praise and have been featured in online and in the press for our work. We work with All needs, All ages, All abilities and love to change young peoples lives through drama.

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WE BELIEVE THAT DRAMA CAN CHANGE lives!

Andree Trotter Theatre Director

What we do

OYPT enables young people to gain confidence, imagination, self-esteem concentration, communication, problem solving, trust, but most of all our young people have fun and made new friends in a creative environment. OYPT has developed a strong reputation across all areas of its work, working in Schools, Young People's Theatre and the Learning Disability Sector. We firmly firm belief in utilizing drama as a tool, both in educational settings, and in creating opportunities for people's voices to be heard.We work with all needs, all ages, all abilities

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Youth Theatre

How much we charge Our workshops start from only £70 a term. Each session lasts between 1 hour - 1.5 hours and runs on a 10-week per term basis Holiday workshop start from £20 for a full day workshop (10.30am – 5.30pm with a performance for parents in the evening) Schools and specialist centers, please call for prices.

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Venues/Times

angry teenager OYPT copyWe currently run three separate youth theatre groups

Young Company: 11 – 16 years
Wednesday’s 5.00pm -6.30pm Above Oxted Library
Juniors 7 – 10 years
Mondays 4.00pm -5.00pm Term Above Oxted Library

Learning disabled theatre/Youth theatre for additional needs

Star light Company (additional needs): 14 – 25 years.
Tuesday 7pm – 8.15pm  * please note this group works out of the Orpheus center in Godstone and is fully accessible to wheelchair users.

Schools / Youth Clubs / Specialist centers
OYPT devises workshops which are tailored especially for you and your students.
We also offer programs, which work around the national curriculum covering Keys stages 1-4
for English, PHSE and SEN sessions.

How much we charge
Our workshops start from only £70 a term. Each session lasts between 1 hour – 1.5 hours and runs on a 10-week per term basis Holiday workshop start from £20 for a full day workshop (10.30am – 5.30pm with a performance for parents in the evening) Schools and specialist centers, please call for prices.

Our Team

We have a great team of specialist staff who bring a wide diverse range of creative skills, thoughts, and ideas to our theatre company that we are very proud of.

with additionalAndree Trotter – Artistic Director

Andree Graduated from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama with a degree in Drama, Applied theatre and education. She went on to do an MA in Theatre for Development and subsequently spent many years working in Southern and East Africa using drama as a tool for education.  While out there Andree’s had a vision for an inclusive theatre company and Oxted Young Persons Theatre was born.  Her previous posts include workshop leader and education officers at, Shakespeare Globe, GYPT, Big foot theatre, Blue Elephant theatre, Pan center for intercultural arts, Mind, Leonard Cheshire disability (Azerbaijan and Kenya), Hope is Vital (Zimbabwe)

Tamara Wilder- Teacher

Tamara is a professional actress and teacher working in stage, screen, radio and performer. Originally trained as an ice-skater she want on to graduate from the Drama Center and the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Tamara has worked internationally across film, theatre and cabaret and has also built up a significant body of devising work for a number of professional theatre companies.

Kate Jamie – Teacher

Kate is a specialist in Shakespeare and has worked for over 10 years at the Shakespeare Globe in London.  Kate trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and now runs workshops using her skills in schools, specialist centers and after school youth theaters.

Some Fun Facts

Each term we are proud of the achievements of our students and what they have done. Here are some of the great examples of what our students have done in the last few years.

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Students OYPT have helped gain a place at the BRIT School

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 Students in TV Series, “Call the Midwife on BBC 1”

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 Plays performed to an audience and Press

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 Awards that have been wON by Oxted Young Persons Theatre

Contact Us

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Interested in joining us, why not contact us and have a FREE taster session we are very friendly and are always very happy to welcome new members.