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The place for young aspiring actors

The youth theatre focused on actor training

We believe the arts make a town richer, and we want the young people of Rugby to get in on the act. In the Round Theatre is a youth theatre providing weekly actor workshops for young aspiring actors.

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In the Round Theatre in collaboration with Rugby Theatre

Coming to Rugby Theatre Christmas 2024, a brand new adaptation of Charles Dickens'  A Christmas Carol, in collaboration with In the Round Theatre. 

Together we will be creating and presenting a joint production - for the very first time - that will showcase the wealth of talent we share between us!

Adapted by Robert Sloan and directed by Robert Sloan and Darren Pratt, with original music from local composer James Grady and Jo Foote, this production promises to be very special. 

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GET TO KNOW THE SHOW: Tues 4th June, 7.30pm at Rugby Theatre Bar

CHILDREN AUDITION: Saturday 8th June, 10am - 1pm

ADULTS AUDITION: Tues 25th June, 7.30pm at Rugby Theatre Bar

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Macready Theatre, Rugby,
Thursday 11th April, 2024, 6.30 and 8.15pm

A group of young people meet in a smelly church hall to rehearse in half term. They are the National Youth Wind Orchestra and they are rehearsing for the performance of their lives. A euphoric roller-coaster ride of joy, Orchestra looks the cost of success and if striving for artistic excellence and wanting to always be the best, is worth the cost of losing your passion.

This new play, by Charlie Josephine is commission by the National Theatre as part of their NTConnections program.

Are you..?

In school years Y8-Y11 and living in, or around Rugby?

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"Their energy is infectious."

“Working with the young actors of In the Round Theatre was a delight. They are an energetic, imaginative company who are willing to try anything. Big and bold and funny comes naturally to many of them but I found they were also able to take on some new ideas about acting and to work with truth and subtlety. Their energy is infectious.

The group is led by Rob and Darren who are inspirational with their dynamism and passion for their work. There is huge potential in the group and the possibility of building a really interesting company who could contribute significantly to theatre life in Rugby.

This is group’s first year and I look forward to seeing them again. There could be some stars in the making!”

Annie Tyson, Acting Coach and RADA Tutor

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Join us for a free taster session

Every participant is invited to a free taster session. This gives you a chance to try us out and us a chance to see if you have what we are looking for. Previous experience is not necessary as we are more interested in those that have the right attitude. After the taster session, if you are offered a place, we will ask you to pay the term’s fees to secure your place.

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Help us to provide affordable actor training

We're a non-profit making organisation and we need your support

Our mission is to provide quality affordable acting workshops for the young people of Rugby. As an organisation run by volunteers, we welcome any donations to help us fund our youth theatre.

Donations will be used to help pay for ongoing costs which can include rehearsal space and show production expenses, such as venue, set, props, lighting, costumes etc. We also have several subsidised places available and your donation will help pay for these free places.

We believe the arts make a town richer, and we want the young people of Rugby to get in on the act.

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Register for a free taster workshop

Register your interest here and we'll invite you along to one of our workshops to try us out for free.

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Our affiliations

In the Round Theatre is affiliated with a number of organisations, on a local and national level.


Warwickshire County Council

We are working with Warwickshire County Council to ensure we have excellent child safeguarding practises in place, including enhanced DBS checks for all adults working with young people.


National Association of Youth Theatres

We are delighted to be members of the National Association of Youth Theatres (NAYT), an educational charity working with over 1,300 groups and individuals to support the development of young people through excellent youth theatre.

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