Our Mission

Our mission is to educate and enrich the lives of young people by providing innovative and professional-standard performing arts experiences. We are committed to being accessible to all, fostering teamwork and building confidence through new creative opportunities.

To provide high quality performing arts opportunities for young people.

Create opportunities for social and educational development through participation in the arts.

To introduce young people to new and innovative elements of performing arts as well as embracing more traditional performance practices.

To ensure our activities are to the benefit of the local community and encourage community learning.

Providing ongoing professionally led weekly classes in the performing arts.
To produce at least two productions a year and two Showcases a year.

To enable members to develop interpersonal skills such as confidence, social interaction, responsibility sharing, planning, decision making, team-work and problem sharing.

Seeking out new and innovative performing arts opportunities. Ensuring that all activities are set at the appropriate level for the participants.Giving audiences the opportunity to experience new, innovative and traditional performance practices.

Ensuring that the GYT programme is accessible to all.
To serve local communities by remaining aware of local issues and community needs.
Foster partnerships and develop relationships with organisations and educational bodies which can support the GYT.

About The Gantry

Gantry Youth Theatre is a registered charity, award-winning and we believe, the oldest youth theatre in Southampton (since 1989).  We are incredibly proud of our heritage.

We offer performance opportunities for ages 6 to 18, which include not only acting, but also participation in a socially creative experience, which fosters teamwork,confidence building and self-expression.  All our experienced tutors have enhanced DBS certificates.

Our weekly classes offer a mix of drama/musical theatre skills, drama-related fun, activities and games, working towards twice yearly showcase performances.

There are two major productions annually, a Summer show and a Pantomime.  Gantry members and non-members are invited to audition.

Gantry offer themed holiday workshops and we are proud to work with local schools to provide after school clubs.
As a registered charity, all money raised is used to directly benefit our members by creating new and exciting opportunities.

To be inspired by our great team, contact us to find more information or a free trial class.

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Meet The Team

Jayne - Tutor

Sophie - Tutor/Director

Amy - Tutor

Kayla - Tutor

Sophie - Tutor

Kaitlin - Tutor

Sarah - Cover Tutor

Faith - Assistant

 Izzy - Assistant

Charlotte - Assistant

Lily - Assistant

Ettie - Cover Assistant

Hannah - Assistant

Robin - Assistant

Elena - Assistant

Lydia - Assistant

Ness - Office Manager

 Karen - Finance Manager

Committee - Jane - Chair

Jane - Committee - Chairperson

Committee - Selina - Secretary

Selina - Committee - Secretary

Committee - Debbie - Hospitality

Debbie - Committee - Hospitality

Committee - Sarah - Treasurer

Sarah - Committee - Treasurer 

Committee - Rob

Rob - Committee

Amanda - Committee - Safeguarding

Hayley - Committee 

Penny - Committee


To provide high quality performing arts opportunities for young people..

Gantry Youth Theatre

Bitterne Park School, Dimond Rd, Southampton SO18 1BU

Tel: 02380 676164 Mob: 07514 505548


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