All about us!

We are a group of young people who are passionate about the performing arts and we are committed to coming together on a weekly basis to create work of a high standard. We aim to make the Arts accessible and affordable to EVERYONE!

We are committed and passionate about giving young people, who would not usually get the opportunity, the chance to engage with the performing arts and by doing so to raise their aspirations and confidence so that they can be more successful in life. We focus on communities that are in high areas of deprivation and we seek to give these young people, their parents and carers, an affordable solution to follow their talents and engage their passions. We want to empower young people and communities to know that they can use the performing arts to have a voice and that this voice is not diminished based on where you live, how much money you have, your race, religion or background. The performing arts is the human right of every child and for many it will give them the relevance, engagement and enjoyment that they need to be lifelong learners. We want to celebrate their talents and abilities by showing the community what is possible if we allow young people to engage their passions in a safe, secure and nurturing environment that strives for excellence!

We want this to be more than a Youth Theatre Company, we want it to be a safe, secure haven for our young people. A place where they can come to in a time of need or a place where they can be free of many of the issues that they face on a daily basis. This is why all the professionals that we work with have been involved in using the performing arts to support wellbeing and as a vehicle for developing the whole child. We want to provide this emotional support when it is needed but we also want to show them that the discipline you learn through the performing arts can help you to deal with many of the issues that we are confronted with. We also want the young people to start to develop original work that is relevant to them and we want to give them a venue where they can perform this new and original work. This could be drama, music, dance or film based and we want them to start to develop their own audience and the skills that may allow for future employability. We also wish to provide our space as a venue for others that want to showcase their talents and we hope to even use the whole shopping centre as a performance venue to the whole community.

This project is steeped in the importance of giving young people from difficult backgrounds a chance to develop a voice that is heard and taken seriously. It will give them a chance to know that things that they feel are out of their reach, are possible. Only that way will we truly change our community!

We are based in the Weston Favell Shopping Centre on the top floor next to Boots and we run sessions on a daily basis. You can join us when you get in to year 1 and we have sessions for different age groups throughout the week.

Our sessions are run by professionals who have a lot of experience of working in drama, music, dance, songwriting and film and we pride ourselves on the standard of our work.

If you are interested in joining us then please just email admin@silyt.com and we can organise a FREE session for you to come and join in.