Our Story

NGYT was set up in early 2012 by Laura and David Lloyd with the purpose of providing high quality, accessible and inclusive dance and theatre opportunities to the young people of Luton.

NGYT believe in a two tier approach which enables us to provide both engagement and development in the arts locally.

Tier One: 0-18 years. Arts For All. We have a range of activities, mixed ability groups and companies where the aim is to learn new skills, build confidence, have fun and find your own creative voice.

Tier Two: 14-25 years. Auditioned Companies. We have a youth theatre and youth dance company. We create high quality, professionally minded work with the aim to capture and reflect the creativity, thoughts and stories of young people locally. Our companies create and produce their own original work. Together with a creative team of professionals the company decide on the message or story they want to deliver and work collaboratively to devise their shows. Shows are then performed in professional venues and toured locally and nationally.

NGYT create Theatre and Dance with young people. Our work is always written and devised collaboratively by members of the team or supported by external arts practitioners. 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 of wider communities.

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NGYT also deliver and create bespoke drama and dance programmes and performances across schools and colleges within Luton and the surrounding areas.

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Our Ethos

We at NGYT believe that all young people should be given the opportunity to access affordable high quality contemporary arts and in turn be provided with a platform to creatively present the thoughts, feelings, imaginations and stories of their generation. We believe in theatricality and the next generation of storytelling and this is very much the focus of our creative approach and style. We pride ourselves on providing young people with as many opportunities to do this as possible, in a fun, family orientated, highly ambitious, creative, collaborative and supportive learning environment. #NGYTFamily We believe in the importance of Community and recognise the role young people play in creating a positive legacy that will continue to serve and reward their community for generations to come. We believe in Luton and an artistic future that is driven by our next generation. We believe in collaboration and partnerships and work hard to build positive relationships with local and national creatives who share our values. We believe that art has the power to transform lives and make a difference to the world. We believe in young people. NGYT: Creativity Inspiring Youth