Bright Young Things News

Read all the latest goings on behind the scenes at BYT.

Bright Young Things is always up to something, so keep informed with all our latest news and goings on.

School’s Out for Summer!

School is officially out for Summer. For some of us, the kids and teachers, that is the BEST NEWS EVER. But for some parents it can mean headaches with childcare and time to get the thinking caps on.  Just how do we entertain these small people for 8 whole weeks? The...

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Daily drama for creative director Lisa

THIS week's My Kind of Job is Lisa Duffy What's your job? Founder and creative director of Bright Young Things Drama How did you get there? I was working as an actor and latterly a primary school teacher in London from 2003 until 2010 and was increasingly affirmed of...

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Jimmy Nesbitt Creativity Award launched as part of Bright Young Things biggest ever summer programme As part of our biggest ever summer programme, we are giving pupils attending the inaugural BYT Actor’s Studio the chance to win a day on set with our much loved...

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BIGGEST EVER SUMMER CAMP PROGRAMME LAUNCHED FOR NI’S BRIGHT YOUNG THINGS Six new locations for Summer 2018 and launch of the BYT Actor’s Studio, Professional acting camp for ages 12-18 Northern Ireland’s leading children’s drama company, Bright Young Things, has...

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📽 A behind the scenes look at Bright Young Things Drama School! ...

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🐣 Free Easter Drama Class in Fairhill, Ballymena.

📅 Saturday 20th April | 12pm - 3pm.

🎭 Hosted by a LAMDA Qualified Drama School Teacher.

Fairhill Shopping Centre

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Last few spaces remaining for our fun-filled junior BYT Easter Camps at Methodist College and Victoria College running all next week from Monday to Friday 😊

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At our Easter camp we make sure our fantastic BYT kids have lots of fun through immersive storytelling, character creation, drama and confidence games, song, music, dance, mini-plays, puppetry and costume crafts.

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👨 Junior camp suitable for 3-7 year olds

🕤 Fun filled morning sessions from 9:30am-12:30pm (Early drop-off available)

👧 3 and 5 day options available

👩‍🎤 Professionally trained staff

🌞 Set their confidence alight!

🌍 Book now at

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😃 Now Accepting Bookings for Summer 2019.

🖱Visit our website and discover a range of classes for students aged from 3 years old to 18!

🎭 We have spaces available for:

BYT Juniors 3-7
BYT Seniors 8-12
BYT Actor's Studio 12-18

🧒 All age groups are suitable for Beginners.

🎥 Our Actor's Studio group is slightly more advanced and provides a broad overview of acting for screen – film and television and includes acting technique, script writing and practical audition and rehearsal methods.

😎 Sign up for Summer 2019 here:

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To all the mamas, aunties, grandmas and guardians who mother, we wish you the most lovely of mothers days, wrapped in love, breakfast in bed, and showered with homemade cards and presents 💞. You make the world go round in every way imaginable, thank you 🙌.

Also thinking today of those whose mummy is not here to spoil, and those yet to be mummies who dream about that day and those struggling to become mummies who find today tough. We know days like these bring such mixed emotions, so be kind and gentle with yourselves today xx

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📣 📣📣 Just over 3 weeks untill Easter Holidays. Why not spend part of their School holidays learning new skills and having fun with new friends at our much-loved easter holiday drama camps in Belfast - for ages 3-12 📣 📣📣.

3 and 5 day camps options available from 22nd April to 26th April.

✴️ BYT Juniors - ages 3-7, 9.30am-12.30pm
Juniors will experience immersive storytelling, character creation, drama and confidence games, song, music, dance, mini-plays, puppetry and costume craft.

✴️BYT Seniors - ages 8-12, 9.30am - 2.30pm
Seniors will enjoy a week of improvisation, script writing, debate, character development, physical theatre, music, dance all enjoyed with a huge amount of fun and laughter.

Dates - 22nd - 26th April (3 & 5 Day Camp options)
Location: Methodist College, Belfast
Early Drop off from 8.30am available
10% Sibling Discount

Age 12-18?
✴️Join the acclaimed BYT Actor's Studio this Easter - 5 Days, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Actor's Studio will cover a broad overview of acting for screen – film and television and includes acting technique, script writing and practical audition and rehearsal methods

Places are limited for all 3 camps, so book early to avoid disappointment 🤞

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The anticipation is building 🙌. Excitement is in the air, and our byts are almost ready to take to the stage in front of their family and friends 🤩.

It's final rehearsals week at Bright Young Things, before our wonderfully talented and brave byt's take to the stage next week for our annual shows.

‘We are Wonderland’ is a collection of devised plays created using only the imaginations of our Bright Young Things. Each of our byts are much more than actors, they are Theatre-Makers. Designers. Creators and Collaborators. And they are brimming with pride.

Here is a short peek behind the rehearsals curtain...

* Holywood Shows will take place on Tuesday 2nd April at Tucker Theatre, Rockport School
* Magherafelt Shows will take place on Wednesday 3rd April at Seamus Heaney HomePlace
* Ballymena Shows will take place on Thursday 4th April at Braid Arts Centre, Ballymena
*Belfast Shows will take place on Thursday 4th and Saturday 6th April at Strand Arts Theatre, Belfast.

Seats are of course prioritised for BYT friends and family, but if you would like to come along and enjoy any of our shows and get a taste for Bright Young Things, we would love to welcome. Just get in touch in advance to check if we have space.

Team BYT x

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Show rehearsals are well underway!

Make sure you catch our annual shows. All shows will take place the start of April. Belfast, Ballymena, Holywood and Magherafelt, we hope you're ready! WE ARE!!!

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