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OUR Mission

Scoot Youth exists to empower young people: a youth theatre that gives teenagers the space to tell the stories important to them – to have their voices heard and understood.

Scoot Youth is an open, inclusive environment for all young people between the ages of 11-19. 

There is no requirement for any previous acting experience - members must simply be willing to engage with the company’s three rules: 

BE KIND, BE BOLD, and be yourself

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"I’m so grateful for Scoot – what they offer is important, especially to shy children or those struggling with social skills – but most of all it’s creative and fun, and a great way to kick off the weekend."

Drama Students


“Scoot Youth Theatre is one of the highlights of my 12 year old’s week. She really looks forward to her Saturday mornings where she knows she will be exploring ideas, developing skills and having a lot of fun in a creative, inclusive, dynamic and pressure free environment."

Students in Classroom


“Scoot has been a lifeline for my teenagers, particularly for my son who isn’t currently able to attend school. They’re always happy when Saturday rolls around, and they’re starting to make friends after just a term. The other children are diverse in age and personality... from the shrieking and laughter I can hear from the other side of the door, it sounds pretty cool.”

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the saturday sessions

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Working with professional theatre-makers, the company meets for 2 hours on Saturday mornings during term time. The company explores not only the practical skills needed to be an honest, open communicator but also the importance of mindset.


We practice grit and resilience and celebrate the value of a “growth mindset” through our devising work.


Not only do we train excellent performers, but we also help nurture confident, resilient young people, committed to making a positive impact on the world around them.



Scoot Youth is based at the The Riverhouse Barn Arts Centre in Walton-On-Thames and sessions are run by a leading industry professional.


Scoot Youth runs alongside school term times. 

Sessions last two hours from 10 am until midday.

For specific dates, please contact Max >


The ten-week term costs £150.

Your child is welcome to try Scoot Youth for free before joining. There is a limited amount of bursary places available.  

For more information about these please use the email address below.  Just contact Max to arrange a free taster session.


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upcoming holiday courses

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Join Scoot Theatre Company for an exciting four day Summer Drama Course for

11-16 year-olds, running from 1st - 4th August in The Horton’s Performance Space.

Guided by a leading theatre industry professional, participants will explore devising, puppetry, speech writing, rhetoric, working as an ensemble, improvisation and more.  Working in small groups, the course focuses on developing the “soft skills” of resilience and growth mindset through drama and is open to all, regardless of experience.

Participants are encouraged to attend the whole course but are free to book specific days.

  • Day One: "Team Building & Ensemble Work" ~ Developing trust through devising and improvising as a group. Also covering chorus work.

  • Day Two: "Public speaking" ~ Covering the basics of rhetoric, constructing convincing arguments as well as practical skills – voice and physical working on engaging an audience and delivering effectively.

  • Day Three: "Resilience" ~ Creating and devising with puppets and masks, focusing on the importance of “failure” as a necessary step towards “success.”

  • Day Four: "Creation Day" - Putting everything we’ve learned together in a piece devised by the participants.

Full four day course – £200*
Single day –  £60* per day

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