Youth Theatre

Our Youth Theatre Company is the fastest growing part of the theatre group, helped by the many performing opportunities we afford to our youngsters across Northants. The performers come from all across the county, including Kettering, Corby, Wellingborough and Northampton. They have a variety of backgrounds from those interested in peforming arts and drama at school, to those with a musical theatre interest wanting to improve their stagecraft.

There is no audition to join our YTC as we believe that everyone has talent and ability, it is our job to help unlock it in each performer. We operate a 100% unbiased and open audition process for our shows, with principle roles open to everyone including those new to the theatre group. Where possible we try to perform a variety of theatre and story genre to ensure that our actors are regularly challenged and are never typecast. 

We have a committment to performing a minimum of four youth productions a year and performers can opt out of shows if they clash with exam periods. Our flexibility promotes a positive relationship between theatre group and performer, with those taking gaps being welcomed back when they are free to do so. We also welcome performers with differences, including autism, cerebal palsy and ADHD.


Many great skills can be learnt during a rehearsal process, however we recognise that many adults and youngsters want to sometimes be involved with drama and performing, without the committment of a three month rehearsal schedule.

Our classes are open to those that perform with us and those wanting to just attend these instead. Aside from theatre skills, people who attend also work on communication, teamwork and self-confidence.


There are many ways of being part of our theatre family and these range from joining our Youth Theatre Company to becoming a non-performing 'Supporting Member', which grants exclusive benefits such as show ticket offers and access to behind-the-scenes news and content. We'll also be running exclusive workshops and events which are only accessible to performers and supporting members.

What's On?

Our year-long programme of activity ensures that we always have events on the horizon for adults and children to become involved with. Our Upcoming Shows section outlines what the next productions are which we're performing and it's also easy to look at our previous work to see the variety of productions we've staged and which festivals we've performed at.

What People Are Saying...

C&D is so wonderful because it works for and within our community; it's inclusivity allows theatre to reach people from all works of life, something that is so important in the modern day.
Rachel Coleman, 17.
I first came to C&D Productions as photographer for their performance of Dorian Gray in February 2015 and have been back for every production since then! It has been great for me in terms of my work but has more recently also given me a platform to branch out a little into other creative processes behind the scenes of theatre, which is fantastic.
Theresa Haworth, 29
I'd given up on the prospect of ever getting back on a stage after having not done anything performing arts related in more than 20 years, but I was attracted to C&D Productions as they staged quality classic plays that I preferred to act in as a drama student. I was really nervous as I was so out of practice but soon felt right at home. I am now one of a mixed bunch of members comprising all ages and abilities and I take great pride in being part of an all-inclusive company.
Roxanne, 42.
C&D has completely changed my life for the better because the company put on brilliant productions and i have worked with the best actors and directors as well. This company is going from strength to strength and i can only see improvements!
Owen, 20.
C&D have really given me a lot of self-confidence and that is down to the team in placing running it and the fantastic casts I've been part of.
Justin, 32.
It has been lovely to see the amount of different people getting involved with the theatre company over the last few months, both on stage and backstage. Everyone, cast and crew, pulls together to get a production up and running, and the team is like one big family that everyone feels a part of - no one is left out.
Theresa Haworth, 29
C&D Productions are an incredibly friendly group of people, I feel I have found a second family. I have enjoyed working with them more than any other social activities and always look forward to the next show!
Molly Hill, 13

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Signing up to our monthly newsletter is a great way to keep up to date with show announcements, upcoming auditions and special offers on tickets and events.

We’ll include interviews with cast, details of our community projects and also upcoming events such as workshops which are open to newsletter subscribers only. We also have a monthly prize draw which subscribers are automatically entered into each month.

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Our not-for-profit theatre company can only carry on with the continual support and assistance of our casts, audiences and other supporters such as individual patrons and local businesses.

We are always looking to link up with community groups and organisations in the areas we perform and there are many ways of supporting us. These include advertising your business on our website or theatre programmes, providing financial assistance or volunteering your time to help.

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