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NGYT not only recognise the importance and impact of the arts on young people but also lead and collaborate on creative projects for the benefit and pleasure of the wider community.

Keep checking back for updates about our future projects and collaborations.

If you would like to speak to us about working together we'd love to hear from you. You can reach us via all social media (links at the bottom of every page) or alternatively

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Calling Dunstable

As part of the UKSPF Cultural Offer, Dunstable Town Council has received £30,000 to support local performing arts in the Community Voluntary Sector (CVS).

Running until March 2025, this initiative builds creative confidence, enhances group capacity, and promotes equity in accessing performing arts. It offers performance opportunities, explores arts career pathways, and helps groups and individuals achieve their goals.

Alongside The BBB Group, NGYT will support Dunstable’s creative community, helping them develop their artistry and share their talents with local audiences.

We are seeking dancers, actors, performance troupes, singers, bands, orchestras, choirs, folk groups, producers, DJs, poets, rappers, magicians, circus artists, visual artists, digital artists, comics, puppeteers.... the list goes on and on.

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In June 2024 we were commissioned by Luton Council to create a bespoke, interactive show aimed at GCSE students looking ahead to future employability.

The piece follows Sam, a young person from Luton and reveals his day to day lifestyle through the lense of his social media platforms. We see Sam's choices and the impact this has on his job seeking success.

'Footprints' incorporates film, spoken word and theatre to highlight the importance of self wellness, aspirations and employability with a large focus on social media presence, and the consequences of what can happen when life choices and decisions aren't seen as ideal for future employers & what Sam does to turn this around.

This was showcased and performed at Luton Council's Prepare for Work Employability Conference.

If you are interested in Footprints being performed at your School, College or ALP please get in touch:

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'Company Be' in collaboration with Carers in Bedfordhire

Through a collaboration with Carers in Bedfordshire funded by BLCF and over the course of a year we have brought a range of arts based experiences and opportunities to the communities of Dunstable, Houghton Regis and Leighton Buzzard through workshops in technical theatre, acting, theatre making, design and more.

The second phase of our project included the launch of 'Company Be' - a place for young creatives to be seen, be heard and be their own unique self.

Over 24 weeks (October 2023-April 2024) the company of 16-25 year old local young people came together at Dunstable Community Halls to work together to create a piece that captures the very voices within the room, culminating in a unique sharing of stories and creative skills.

'Untangled' was performed by Company Be on 5th April 2024 at Dunstable Icknield Lower School.

This project was fully funded by the Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation and FREE for 16-25 year olds who are residents of Dunstable, Houghton Regis and Leighton Buzzard.

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CPD Training: Engaging Teenagers & Young People Creatively & Authentically

Are you an organisation or artist looking to refresh and refine your creative approaches to working with teenagers and young people?

We lead and collaborate on creative arts projects and workshop opportunities with young people, adults and professionals.
Our expertise lies in working authentically & creatively with young people & teenagers harnessing youth voice.

In December 2023, in collaboration with Central Bedfordshire Council NGYT Co-Artistic Director David Lloyd led a CPD training session for artists and creative practitioners: ‘Creatively Engaging with Teenagers’.

"Thank you to all attendees, to the College for their excellent support but most importantly to David Lloyd from NGYT, and his supporting young people trainers Carl and Louise, for a thought provoking, behaviour changing, self-affirming half-day. David, Carl and Louise made us all wrestle with some great concepts to improve our practice." - Central Beds Council

Feedback on David’s session: 

"Comprehensive and authentic. I would absolutely recommend it to anyone working with young people"

 "Insightful and full of ideas."

"I think the CBC and NGYT teams did a tremendous job of making people feel welcome." 

"We hope to work with NGYT again, and to continue to offer high quality CPD opportunities for the cultural sector in Central Bedfordshire.” - Central Beds Council

If you are interested in CPD training with NGYT please get in touch:

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the enchanted Christmas

Did you know NGYT is the official Elf academy for all of the elves at The Enchanted Christmas, Dunstable?

Our elves returned once again to spend the festive period in 2022 at the new venue of The Quadrant Dunstable.

Our Elves took families on a magical journey packed with activities through the gingerbread making room, the reindeer food machine, ice kingdom, the postal room plus much more to finally see Santa!

"We went on Sunday and the Elves in particular were absolutely amazing. Would recommend."

"We had an amazing experience. The team were brilliant and the atmosphere was fabulous. You really put a smile on our Grandchildren's faces and put us in the Christmas Spirit. You really were fantastic."


Winter Smash

Jason loved delivering art workshops with Level Trust on their Winter SMASH programme in December 2022. Jason delivered art workshops over three days where children created a stop motion video based on The Snowman and sock snowmen too!

Father Christmas at Wardown

Miss Christmas and our Elves returned once again to welcome families to Wardown House Museum and Gallery in December 2022 for stories, mischief and of course to see Father Christmas himself.

“It was magical” - Parent/Carer

“The memories my children have made will be with me forever"- Parent/Carer

“The best Santa experience I have ever been on” - Parent/Carer

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Headway Luton and Houghton Regis

For the past year we have been extremely honoured to work with Headway Luton to deliver accessible and inclusive theatre and movement workshops for adults with brain injury as part of a broader arts project alongside Luton artist Mary Hearne and Revellers Steelband. 

"I would happily deliver sessions each week at Headway if I could" - Hannah, Creative Outreach Team.

Getting Creative in Dunstable!

Laura and Molly loved delivering Dancing and Singing workshops for children of all ages in Dunstable during the summer in the beautiful Priory Gardens organised by Grove Corner & Dunstable Town Council.

This summer was Smashing

We were excited to be asked to collaborate again with Level Trust on their Summer SMASH programme in August 2022. Jason and Molly delivered art and Musical Theatre workshops over two weeks culminating in a fantastic performance for all children and staff!

Healthwatch Films

In 2022 we were commissioned by Healthwatch Luton once again to research and interview Luton's young people and ask their views of the Covid 19 vaccine.

We wrote and produced short films in collaboration with Greta Zabulyte to show audiences how young people truly feel about the vaccine and how the pandemic has affected them.

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Up Our Street & Level Trust

In 2021 we were delighted to collaborate and partner again with local charity Level Trust as part of their Easter SMASH activity programme and our Up Our Street Programme.
We created Arts Activity Packs focussing on Wellbeing and Belonging in Luton promoting positivity and love of our town and community.
In August 2021 we delivered art, Puppet making, dance, theatre and musical theatre workshops for children at Summer SMASH

Factory ReSet

In September 2019 it was so good to be back creatively alongside our friends at Tangled Feet as part of the Hat Factory Arts Centre re-opening after its transformation. Performers from our Theatre and Dance companies took to the floor and windows(!) of the building for a spectacle like no other.
Choreographed by NGYT Director Laura Lloyd.

To be part of Factory Reset was an absolute privilege and to see our community come together was truly humbling.

Photo Credits for Factory Reset pictures in the rolling banner at the top of our page go to Aleksandra Warchol & Shaun Armstrong
with thanks to the Culture Trust Luton


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NGYT & Signposts

We were delighted and honored to be back working with Signposts in December to produce a spoken word theatre piece that once again highlights the common misconceptions about homelessness and tells the often unheard stories of pride and achievement.

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My Kingdom, My Castle

We were delighted and honoured to be commissioned by Signposts to produce a theatre piece entitled 'My Home, My Kingdom, My Castle' to mark World Homelessness Day in October. This was a hugely exciting and important project for us as we aimed to break down the common mis-representation and stereotypical impression of the homeless community. It is so important that all individuals are recognised for their assets, qualities and strengths and not their circumstances.

It was an absolute privilege to be invited to perform this piece again at the ceremony to mark their Queen's Award for Voluntary Service in July 2019.


People power passion

It was an absolute honour to be commissioned to create a piece for the People Power Passion Outdoor Spectacular.
Working in collaboration with a group of young people of colour from within NGYT we created a dance to mark the Black Lives Matter movement.

Easily You

We were commissioned to produce a short piece of theatre that raises awareness about the issue of 'County Lines'.

Our play, 'Easily You', written and directed by David Lloyd was performed on 22nd September at The Luton Young Person's Event, hosted by The NHS Luton Healthwatch Team.

Learn More About Easily You: County Lines Play Play


‘Rediscovered’ in partnership with Luton Culture, Wigmore Primary School, Pirton Hill Primary School and Bramingham Primary School. Wardown Park House, Museum and Gallery re-opened in 2017 and we were commissioned to create an immersive piece of theatre for the launch.
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Mirror Sky

We collaborated with award winning theatre company, Tangled Feet on Mirror Sky. This was performed as part of Imagine Luton on Sunday 25th June 2017.

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