“theatre is a land, not a building.  it is the land of imagination and emotions..."

peter slade


our work

Nestled in the heart of the countryside, Tolethorpe Youth Drama is a magical, creative and stimulating place, where children and young people are trained in and exposed to all aspects of Acting, Drama and Theatre-Making.

Inspiration and imagination is at the heart of all our work.  We give young actors a voice and the chance to express their views and experiences on the world around them through drama.

Our aim is to provide the very best theatre experiences for our students by offering a full and immersive, year-long programme of workshops, events and performances.


“logic will take you from a to b. imagination will take you everywhere.”

Albert einstein


our classes

Catering for 5 to 18-year-olds, acting skills, technique and stagecraft are introduced and developed in fun and engaging weekly sessions.  Strong group dynamics are established early and students of all ages are united through a shared love of theatre, the power of stories & how they are told.


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holiday workshops

Our house, gardens and theatre provide the perfect environment to inspire, create, have fun and make new friends, during our summer holiday and half-term workshops.


our latest news

September 2018 sees the beginning of a new and exciting chapter for TYD, with new classes, activities and events planned. The year promises to be a special one for us all.


our location

We are proud to share our home with the Stamford Shakespeare Company and benefit from working in the glorious setting at Tolethorpe Hall, situated on the outskirts of Stamford, just off the A1.


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