York Light Youth

In 2013 the Management Committee of York Light Opera Company decided to widen the appeal of the Company by launching York Light Youth, open to young people aged 11-18 (Y7-Y13). YLY was formally established in July 2013 as a sub-branch of the main company and enjoyed great success with its premier production, Joseph and the Amazing technicolour Dreamcoat, followed in 2014 by High School Musical on Stage! and Les Miserables School Edition.

York Light Youth’s objectives are:

  • to educate young people in the performing arts
  • to further young people’s appreciation and taste in these arts
  • to nurture and develop young vocal, dance and acting talent.

The Sub-branch of the Company is run by a Management Committee, appointed and overseen by the Main Committee of YLOC and its Board of Directors.

Similar to YLOC, YLY generally performs two shows a year, one in October/November and the other in May, both of which are currently performed at the Joseph Rowntree Theatre. For each show, we engage a director, musical director and choreographer. Rehearsals for the May show run from February and for the October show from July, continuing over the summer. For all our shows we hold auditions, usually followed by casting workshops, but this procedure may vary depending on the requirements of the show. For some of our productions we may lower the age limit but this depends very much on the production.

For more information visit our website or email yorklightyouth@yorklight.com

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Our House

Wednesday 7 November — Saturday 10 November 2018

Our House - The Madness Musical

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Friday 3 November — Saturday 11 November 2017

Roll up, roll up, don't miss "The Greatest Show on Earth"!

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York Light's Got Talent

Saturday 22 July 2017

York Light and York Light Youth bring you an evening of entertainment featuring a variety of acts all battling it out to be the audience’s favourite.

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West Side Story

Friday 28 October — Saturday 5 November 2016

Could it be, yes it could, something's coming, something good…

Show Performer Performances
Our House York Light Youth Wed 7 Nov to Sat 10 Nov 2018
Barnum York Light Youth Fri 3 Nov to Sat 11 Nov 2017
Cancelled York Light's Got Talent York Light Youth Sat 22 Jul 2017
West Side Story York Light Youth Fri 28 Oct to Sat 5 Nov 2016
York Light Charity Night York Light Youth Sun 17 Apr 2016
Cats York Light Youth Fri 30 Oct to Sat 7 Nov 2015
HONK! York Light Youth Wed 27 May to Sat 30 May 2015
Les Miserables - SE York Light Youth Fri 31 Oct to Sat 8 Nov 2014
High School Musical York Light Youth Tue 27 May to Sat 31 May 2014
Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat York Light Youth Wed 23 Oct to Sat 26 Oct 2013