Here are just a few of the lovely things that have been said to us, shared with us and posted online. Thank you everyone for your kind words - they continue to remind us of the power of the arts and the importance of giving our young people a place to feel safe, happy and able to express themselves.
David, Laura & The NGYT Team
"So proud to see my daughter apart of such an incredible piece of art. Thank you for the time you put into our kids to provide them such incredible opportunities"
"Your company and your participants are a credit to your town and you deserve all the love."
Executive Producer Watford Palace Theatre
“NGYT is the best thing that happened in my son's life”
"Best company we have worked with yet! The workshops had the kids mesmerised"
“NGYT has changed my life. It's really got me to express myself honestly and gives me a space where I can be myself and do what I love. It's also had a strong positive influence on me and many other young people around Luton… They don't only give us the chance to show what we're capable of but give us the chance to express how we feel about society and any issues/problems that we see today”
"As a parent of someone involved in NGYT the young people are so lucky to have you and your team. Talented, considerate, inclusive and caring."
"What an honour it was to create and perform alongside NGYT a most brilliant youth theatre with talent and commitment in equal measure!"
"Love NGYT - amazing energy and ensemble community!"
"A fantastic organisation with a 'you can do' ethos at the heart of everything."
"You guys have been an absolute delight to work with! I have been so impressed and moved by your enthusiasm and commitment throughout."
Project Manager Imagine Festivals
“Love NGYT SO much, always always always, wouldn't be anywhere without ya. Luton is richer for your hard work and belief and so am I”. #ngytfamily"
"Wouldn’t have done most things without you. The young people I have written about in my dissertation needed more people like yourself and your wife in their lives. I’m blessed to have had you in mine. Thank you."
“Just what my daughter needed... better than any therapy and the perfect respite from the stresses of late.
She's genuinely had a ball every day and has been the happiest I have seen her in ages."
"I think being a part of NGYT has made me more confident and made me realise that even though I'm not very big yet I can still do a lot"
iGen Theatre Co & MT Theatre Co
"NGYT surprised me. I had high expectations given their previous work, but was not expecting them to get the crux of this complex issue and portray it in such an effective and sensitive way. Their insightful writing and the sheer power of their performance had exactly the desired effect on our audience."
"NGYT is unlike anything else out there. You genuinely care and work with the young people and it has changed my son's life. I don’t know how he would have been able to cope with all the complexities of teenage life without having NGYT there. It’s been a lifesaver and a haven and has given him so many skills and abilities to take with him for the whole of his life. You should be on NHS prescription!"
“One of our towns greatest treasures, The NGYT family live and breathe creativity, arts and culture into the lives of so many”
"Caring just doesn’t stop when the kids leave the dance hall... it’s ongoing. Like they are your own!
Clearly see the kids have the upmost respect for you! Always positive vibes!
"Please keep bringing hope to the youth and amazing everyone!"