"the quality of work is outstanding. it’s in a different league."



our work

As a centre of excellence, our classes and workshops are crafted by professionally-trained, outstanding teachers and practitioners. Our students are challenged to think, question and grow as creative, confident and successful individuals and to take ownership of and pride in the exciting work they create together.

Giving equal focus to the drama process and the final product, we are passionate about creating performances and productions that excite and challenge our young actors and showcase their strengths and talents.


other opportunities

Our weekly classes are complemented throughout the year with a host of opportunities for students to enhance their learning  experience.  Specialist workshops and master-classes are held by visiting top professionals in their field.  Special Days allow students the chance to work alongside Stamford Shakespeare Company members in our wonderful open air theatre.

Theatre trips are organised, wherever possible, to broaden students experience of live theatre and holiday workshops provide exciting opportunities for students to make theatre and friends in our stunning setting.


specialist workshops

Specialist workshops are led by visiting industry practitioners in areas such as Stage-Combat, Singing, Technical Theatre, Physical Theatre, Dance, Shakespeare, TV & film.


holiday workshops

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

special days

Our special days, offer students a chance to work directly with the Stamford Shakespeare Company in our theatre setting.

productions & events

This year we have a packed and exciting line-up of performance and production opportunities. Keep up to date on here, our social media channels or via our blog.



Learn a little more about the people you will meet at TYD.


our teachers

Our highly-trained and experienced teachers bring a background in the professional industry, a love of teaching and working with young people, combined with a passion and skill for making inspirational theatre.


our students

Since its foundation in 2001, Tolethorpe Youth Drama has inspired hundreds of young people to further their studies and careers in theatre.


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