Camberley Youth and Mini Theatre

Camberley Youth and Mini TheatreFor those with a passion for theatre and performing aged between 4 and 17 years of age.

Whether you dream of being an actor or just want to boost your confidence, develop your creative imagination or improve concentration and communication skills, our Youth Theatre offers you the chance to participate explore and develop creatively through warm up games, role-play, improvisation and devised music and drama pieces.

Sessions are led by highly experienced staff, who bring their unique and effective skills set to each and every class.
All you need to bring is some enthusiasm, a willingness to "give it a go" and a handful of creative ideas. It doesn't matter if you've never done any drama before - come and join us.

The next chance to join our Youth Theatre will be at the start of the summer term. Please complete the waiting list form and we will contact you when there is space.

Free Taster Session
You can come along and try our Youth Theatre classes before committing to the full term. These sessions are available on the first and last class of term, and we would recommend you come along to the groups final performance.

2015 Dates

The Autumn Term begins on Tuesday 8 September until Saturday 5 December. There will be a break for Half Term 26-31 October 2015.


DayTimeSchool Year
Saturday11.15am - 12pmYears Reception, 1 + 2
Tuesday4.30pm - 6.30pmYears 3 + 4
Tuesday6.30pm - 8.30pmYears 5, 6 + 7
Wednesday7.30pm - 9.30pmYears 10 + 11
Thursday4.30pm - 6.30pmYears 5, 6 + 7
Thursday6.30pm - 8.30pmYears 8 + 9

To book, or for more information please call the Box Office on 01276 707600 or email

Term Fees
Tuesday-Thursday Classes £110*
Saturday Classes £80
*Sibling Discount £25 off

Find out more about our Tutors

Rachel Carr

Rachel graduated from her training with a diploma in Acting. Since graduating, she has gone on to work as a Dance and Drama Teacher. More recently, Rachel has combined her work tutoring at the Camberley Theatre with Teaching Drama at a Secondary School. Rachel is involved in every Camberley Youth Theatre class and leads the Mini Youth Theatre. Rachel has been lucky enough to combine her work teaching with continuing her own professional development as a Director and Actor. Rachel loves sharing her passion for Acting and is delighted to be directing Camberley Youth Theatre, as part of National Theatre’s Connections 2015!


Andy Edmeads

Andy started acting professionally at the age of 13 after completing a production of Peter Pan at the New Victoria Theatre, Woking with Russ Abbot. He trained at the University of Exeter, graduating with a BA Hons in Drama and joined a touring theatre company afterwards, performing productions such as The Tempest and Jason and Medea. Andy has directed various youth and adult theatre projects and courses across Surrey including the Woking and Redhill Summer Festival and Gifted and Talented weekends for Surrey County Council and 4S. He has also ran workshops for Theatre Exchange, Big Act and Creative Partnerships.

Away from his stage work, Andy has completed a number of short films and has lent his voice to commercials including McDonalds, Pot Noodle, BSM Driving School, NSPCC and Clearasil and can be heard on the EA Games release Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. He has been fortunate enough to work with the likes of Stephen Mangan, Adrian Edmonson, Rob Brydon and worked with Hugh Laurie on ITV's Fortysomething. This summer, Andy shot the pilot episode of “Help Yourselves” a sitcom set in a charity shop. Written by Andy and filmed in Camberley, the aim is to deliver the finished episode to broadcasters and production companies in the autumn.


Polly King

Polly trained as a Contemporary dance teacher at Roehampton University following her foundation training in Ballet (RAD and Cecchetti), going on to teach for the Guildford School of Acting. An Ofsted Registered Childminder and a Chaperone with Surrey County Council, Polly is currently completing her Licentiate Diploma in Musical Theatre (Teaching) with Trinity College, London.

As a professional performer, credits include: Lawrence (Bridewell Theatre), A Midsummer Night's Dream (two national tours), annual pantomimes (Wycombe Swan and Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford), A Chorus Line (New Player's Theatre, London) and acting ensemble for the Moscow City Ballet. Recently Polly has also appeared in a music video, recorded voice over work for corporate functions and is "the hand" for the Rug Doctor advertising campaign as well as appearing in some location recording for Sky Channels, Crime and Investigation and The History Channel.

As an arts administrator Polly has worked for the Guildford School of Acting, Reed's School Cobham, St Catherines Bramley and the Guildford Theatre School as well as being the Marketing and Fundraising Co-ordinator for Lynchpin Theatre Company and Artifice.

Through her own production company, Creative Minds, Polly has presented a number of professional productions and several charity fundraising cabaret events. She continues to direct, choreograph, perform in and produce professional theatre as well as continuing to develop her own professional career.



Take part in the 2015 National Theatre Connections

We are excited to announce that the Camberley Youth Theatre has been accepted into the festival, which is really very exciting. This could see members of our Youth Theatre invited to perform on stage at the National Theatre, which is an amazing opportunity for them. National Theatre Connections, which is a huge festival of Youth Theatre groups from around the country performing new work. Our tutors will explain more at the beginning of the September term but in the meantime you can find out more from this link from the National Theatre Opens in a new window