Groups and Classes

The Yvonne Arnaud Youth and Education department is Surrey’s largest and we offer something for absolutely everyone.  We encourage lifelong learning through our classes, production groups and interactive workshops as well as providing an award-winning community programme for the Borough.


Open Stage Spring Term 2020

Join Open Stage and start building your confidence, making new friends and developing your acting skills.  Open Stage is the very essence of what we do, it’s all about having fun - no audition is necessary and we work towards our Main Stage showcase each year, where YOU get the chance to experience the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre Main Stage. 

Open Stage Beginners     Ages 5 – 8     Saturdays 9:00am – 10:00am

Beginners booking

Open Stage Juniors       Ages 8 – 12   Saturdays 10:15am – 11:30am

Juniors BOOKING  


Open Stage Seniors          Ages 12 – 15    Saturdays 11:45am – 1:00pm

Seniors  BOOKING 



*New Musical Theatre Classes* 

Centre Stage Beginners     Ages 5 – 10       Saturdays 9:30am – 10:45am   

centre stage beginners  BOOKING 


Centre Stage                        Ages 10 – 16      Saturdays 11:00am – 12:30pm    


Production groups

We have six production groups that perform a range of shows from musicals to drama and devised work in the Mill Studio with a team of professionals at the helm. Auditions for these groups are only held during the summer term.

  • Act One for 16 yrs +. Mon 7.15pm-9.30pm
  • Interval for 15 - 17 yrs. Tue 7:15pm - 9:30pm
  • Scene Change for 12 - 15 yrs. Wed 7:15pm - 9:15pm
  • Act Two for 7 - 13 yrs. Wed 5:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Act Three for 7 - 13 yrs. Tue 5:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Encore/Upstage   Monday 5pm-7pm

We run week-long ‘Play in A Week’ workshops during the Easter and Summer schools holidays.  Each follows a theme.  We also have Play In A Day workshops during Half Term. For more information, click here


Holiday Workshops

We run week-long ‘Play in A Week’ workshops during the Easter and Summer school holidays and one-day workshops during half-term.  For more information, click here


Discover Drama

Discover Drama   Alternate Sundays          10:30am – 12:30pm 

Discover Drama provides theatre workshops for young people with learning disabilities and is supported by The Alchemy Foundation, Bassil Shippam and Alsford Trust, The Boris Karloff Charitable Foundation, The Community Foundation for Surrey (Peter Harrison Foundation Community Fund), Hamamelis Trust, Noel Coward Foundation, Shanly Foundation, and The Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust.


Assisted Places

The Assisted Places scheme for those who might need financial help is supported by the Betty Riseley Trust, The Coleman Charitable Trust, Ernest Cook Trust, Guildford Community Grants Scheme, and Unity Theatre Trust.

To join the Youth department mailing list and/or book your child into any of our classes or workshops, please contact the Youth Office on 01483 565191 or