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Oast Youth Theatre The Oast Youth Theatre offers a broad theatre experience for 14 to 19 year olds who want to build their confidence, work as a team and want to have fun while developing skills in drama or the theatre. Hoppers is our group for 8 to 13 year olds.
Everyone can have a go at everything here at the Oast, whether it is acting, hands on with lighting, sound, backstage work, set building or costuming all in our well-resourced theatre. Some of our members have even written plays for us to perform!
We hold regular workshops (evening club nights with a mix of improv, games, script work and learning) three or four times a month, produce three full length productions a year, take part in drama festivals (including National Theatre Connections) and have annual residential workshops. In addition, we have a very active social calendar.

If this sounds like your thing, please contact Jason Lower via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information and find out when we next have availability.



2015/16 Highlights So Far


  • Three-day Residential Workshop during which we created the short zombie film Residential Evil.
  • 18th-26th September (not 22nd): Mort, by Terry Pratchett, adapted by Stephen Briggs (dir. Jason Lower) featuring two full casts


  • Woking Drama Festival: Fallout, by Scott Kingsnorth (dir. Robbie Rickard and Toby Robbins - YT members) - for which YT member Cameron Rout was nominated Best Junior Player.
  • Woking Drama Festival: The Life of Someone Normal, by Charlotte Souter - YT member (dir. Robyn Bannister - YT member) - for which YT members Millie Smith won Best Supporting Actress; Robbie Rickard,Best Junior Player; and Robyn Bannister was nominated for the Adjudicator's Prize.
  • The Oast Olympics


  • Rehearsed Reading: Teenage Wasteland, by Andy Taylor (dir. Rachel Rose - YT member)


  • 11th-19th December (extra matinée performance on 19th) - The Wind in the Willows, by Kenneth Grahame, adapted by Alan Bennett (dir. Jason Lower with Sandra Barfield) featuring two full casts of youth/adults and three Hoppers casts
  • Christmas Workshop


  • Isi Thomas, YT member, appears in the Oast's Murder Mystery.
  • Our usual workshops continue alongside rehearsals for Teenage Wasteland, Chapel Street, Bassett and Pronoun


  • Southern Counties Drama Festival: Teenage Wasteland, by Andy Taylor (dir. Rachel Rose - YT member)
  • Southern Counties Drama Festival: Late Entry, by David Tristram (dir. Jason Lower)
  • Sevenoaks District Drama Festival: Teenage Wasteland / Late Entry double bill


  • 30th March-2nd April: OYT Double Bill: Bassett, by James Graham (part of the National Theatre Connections programme) and Pronoun, by Evan Placey (dir. Jason Lower)


  • 14th May: Marlowe Theatre: Bassett, by James Graham (part of the National Theatre Connections programme) - see a taste of our trip in this short film by Youth member Daniel Holden:


  • WhatAbout Festival, Stanwick Lakes


  • Oast Youth Residential 2016
  • The Laramie Project
  • The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later

This is all alongside our regular programme of workshops and rehearsals.