Lighthouse Youth

Lighthouse Youth Theatre


Students work on a play or musical that we will show back to friends and family twice a year. We will be devising sessions that emphasise theatre and performance skills, and planning a balanced syllabus, mixing games and improvisation with performances and presentations, and using stimulus that develops the individual as well as the group.

Students will have the opportunity to submit their own monologue or script to create an anthology of students’ dramatic writing. A trip to the theatre (at least) once a year.

We offer the possibility to enrol students for the LAMDA Exam as an add-on in Acting, Public Speaking, Musical Theatre and more.

We offer a FREE TRIAL LESSON so pupils can experience our Youth Theatre before committing to a term.

Sibling Saver: you get £20 off if you book a second place for a sibling. To secure your child’s free trial lesson or book a full term, please complete the Sign Up Form. Clicking the button will open a new tab in Google Forms.

For Bursary applications please contact us directly.

Why join the Lighthouse Youth Theatre:

  • increase your verbal and literacy skills
  • find your place and voice in society
  • develop personally, socially and politically
  • express yourself in a safe environment
  • learn to deal with disappointment and success
  • feeling more confident in public speaking
  • learn to improvise when things go off-script
  • build long-lasting friendships

Where, When, How Much

11 Week Autumn Term:
First day of Autumn Term 2023: Thurs, 14th September
Half term break NO sessions: Thurs, 26th Oct to Thurs, 2nd Nov
Last day of term: Thurs, 7th Dec

Performance Dates:

Performance (Juniors):
Performance (Seniors):
Telegraph Hill Festival Dates:TBA

7 to 12 years

Address: Drama Studios
Haberdashers’ Hatcham College
Jerningham Road
New Cross, London SE14 5SF

Thursday, 4.15-6.15pm

13+ years

Address: Drama Studios
Haberdashers’ Hatcham College
Jerningham Road
New Cross, London SE14 5SF

Thursday, 6.30-8.30pm

Prices per Term (11 weeks)

Youth Theatre
£132.00 (11 weeks x £12)
Bursary places: £66.00 a term

Youth Theatre + LAMDA 1-1
£236.50 (11 x £21.50)

Trip to the theatre Depending on ticket prices and group discounts.

LAMDA: Exam Subjects

LAMDA Exams are essentially about achievement and empowerment and we are able to offer exam integration to your child or young person while studying drama with us.

There is a wide range of exams, and whether you are going solo or wanting to take your exams with friends, just getting started, or are ready to build on your skills, we have something that will fit you perfectly.

Learn more about LAMDA exams HERE.

Youth Club : LAMDA Add-Ons

– Introductory (Solo or Group)
– Performance Exams in either ‘Acting’, ‘Devising Drama’ or ‘Miming’
– Communication Exams in ‘Speaking Verse and Prose’
– Communication Exams in ‘Reading for Performance’
– Communication Exams in ‘Speaking in Public’
– Musical Theatre Exams (Solo, Duo or Group)
– Shakespeare Exams
– PCertLAM for those who want to take their acting further


70% or more of students of Lighthouse School of Speech, Drama and Communication are consistently achieving the highest qualification: Distinction

A LAMDA Distinction earns:
12 (Grade 6) and 30 (Grade 8) UCAS points.