The NGYT Story
NGYT was set up in early 2012 by Laura and David Lloyd with the purpose of providing high quality, accessible and inclusive theatre, dance and arts opportunities to the young people of Luton.
Two Tier Approach
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 and youth musical theatre 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 discuss and share their own stories, explore their own unique voices and opinions 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.
NGYT in Education
NGYT are part of the Luton Cultural Education Partnership and deliver and create bespoke theatre, dance & arts programmes and performances across schools and colleges within Luton and the surrounding areas.
We at NGYT believe that all young people should be given the opportunity to access affordable high quality arts experiences 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.
We are also incredibly aware of the vital role the arts plays in terms of supporting the mental health and well being of young people. As partners of Young Minds UK we regularly share resources and guidance with our young people and families and are always looking to develop our skills and understanding in this important area of our work.
#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.
We Care. We Listen. We Create.
We are NGYT.