Our Summer camps are closed

It is with great regret that we have decided to cancel our Summer camps 2020.  You will see below all the wonderful places and plans that were created since January 2020 but the world has now changed and we so must we.

We do plan to have an end of summer week long finale online for everyone but we just can not provide the safety and safeguarding that is demanded at this difficult time at our indivudual face to face camps and we are not prepared to compromise the wellbeing of the people we love most or the integrity of our course by delivering them in a highly restricted way.  At their core, all performing arts are interactive, intimate, physical and emotional. We need to touch and feel and work closely in order to build the all important confidence, communication and creativity. Therefore we have decided to stay online until we can carry out activities under the government guidelines. 

We will miss you all dearly this summer but hope to see you all at the BYT Summer online finale. 

Many Thanks 

Lisa x 

Summer Schedule 2020

Week 1


     Date:   6-10 July



 Magherafelt – Rainey

 South Belfast – Methody

 Actor’s Studio – Rainey 



Week 2


    Date: 27-31 July



Ballymena – Cennick Hall

Newcastle – St Mary’s PS

Armagh-Saints&Scholars Ps



Week 3


     Date:  3-7 August



Holywood – Rockport

Portstewart-Portstewart PS

Comber-Andrew Memorial



Week 4


     Date: 10-14 August



East Belfast –  TBC

Actor’s  Studio – TBC

Hillsborough-Downshire Centre 



3-8 Year Olds


9:30 – 12:30

Plus the option to add Early Drop off AND Movie club afternoon

Pirates and Mermaids, Superheroes and super villains, Wizards and Witches, Princes and Princess; dancing and diving our way through adventures, the junior summer camp will explore the goodies and the baddies of some of our favourite stories and some brand new ones we will create together!
Bring imaginations to life and set their confidence alight for a few magical days of their school holidays as they experience the joy and fun of bright young things drama camp.

Juniors will experience immersive storytelling, character creation, drama and confidence games, song, music, dance, mini-plays, puppetry and costume craft.

This is one that boys and girls alike will be itching to get back to each morning!




8-14 Year Olds

9:30 – 2:30

Plus the option to add Early Drop off AND Movie club afternoon

Who doesn’t love creating your own TikTok, building your own YouTube sensation or making your own play?

This summer, our seniors, with the expertise of our professional artists, will work in teams, duets and individually to devise some of the funniest, most dramatic and most addictive new works of art ever!

Seniors will also enjoy a week of improvisation, script writing, debate, character development, physical theatre, music, dance all enjoyed with a huge amount of fun and laughter.

Learn about acting from the professionals. Meet new friends who like the same thing you do. Devise, develop and perform. All this and more in a few unforgettable days at the BYT Drama summer scheme!


You’ve spoken and we’ve listened.

Your children can now stay at our summer camps from 8:30 – 4pm every day with our early drop off and new MOVIE CLUB!

Each afternoon, after a jam packed, super creative and physical session of drama, our BYT Team will set up an afternoon of movie chill for all our byts to relax together with friends and a good movie – what better way to unwind after a super charged morning.

Juniors can join movie club when they finish, from 12:30 – 4pm and Seniors from 2:30 – 4pm. Just add it to your booking! 

The BYT Actor’s Studio:

12-18 Year Olds




The 5 day programme covers a broad overview of acting for stage, and screen and includes acting technique, script writing, street theatre,  practical audition and rehearsal methods

Whether you are a beginner or a young professional actor just looking to hone existing skills, the BYT Actors Studio Holiday Camp programme is inclusive to all post-primary ages and abilities.

Find a Summer Camp in your area!

The Actor's Studio

East Belfast Summer Camp

South Belfast Summer Camp

Magherafelt Summer Camp

Comber Summer Camp

Holywood Summer Camp

Armagh Summer Camp

Portstewart Summer Camp

Ballymena Summer Camp

Newcastle Summer Camp

Hillsborough Summer Camp

Here are a few images from recent Bright Young Things Drama holiday camps. Look like fun? Then join us for another incredible holiday drama camp, in 2019!

If you have any questions, please check out our FAQs below or get in touch using the contact form below, we'd love to hear from you.

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BYT Holiday Camps Frequently Asked Questions:

We often get asked similar questions, so we have noted down answers to the most common questions we get asked below.

Can i pay in installments?

A 20% Deposit is required on booking to secure the place at the camp.

The balance must be paid no later than one week prior to camp beginning.

Between booking and the balance deadline, you can pay in as many installments as you require. All of the accepted Payment Methods and details can be found at www.bytdrama.com/how-to-pay

Do you offer Sibling Discount?

We offer 10% sibling discount, which is applied online at the time of booking. Please note both siblings must be booked at the same time for this to be applied.

What is your child protection policy?
Bright Young Things takes the safety, protection and wellbeing of the children in our care, incredibly seriously. All BYT Team Members are fully Access NI checked and each has gone through our internal safeguarding training.  Please see here for a link to our child protection policy.
What is your Staff to Child Ratio?
Bright Young Things prides itself on having one of the highest staff to child ratios of all summer camps in Northern Ireland.

Juniors – Minimum  of 8:1

Seniors – Minimum of 12:1

The Actor’s Studio – Minimum of 15:1

Can i go into the class with my child?
Bright Young Things operates a closed-door policy for all of its classes and workshops. What this means is that it is only the class facilitators and byt’s present. Bright Young Things has many years experience working with children from as young as 3 in our workshops and camps settings. That experience has taught us that your bright young things soars so much higher and settles so much quicker when their parent or guardian is not in the room. They quickly get swept up in the high energy and captivating activities. Our team are highly trained in techniques to help settle any child who may be shy or upset. We keep your contact details on our registration table and will always contact you should we feel that your child needs you.
Can my child attend if he/she is not toilet trained?

Our policy states that all children attending Bright Young Things classes and workshops must be fully toilet trained to join. Should you wish that your toilet trained child get help with liting onto or off of the toilet, you must give prior consent to the team in advance as part of your booking.

Do i need to bring Snacks and a drink for my child to the camp each day?
Juniors – Juniors camp finishes before lunch. We shall provide a small nut free snack for their 11am break. However many of our parents like to send their child additional snacks should they need more than this. You also need to send a labelled bottle of water with your child each day to ensure they stay fully hydrated.

Seniors – As seniors camps run to 2.30pm each day, a packed lunch and drinks must be supplied.

We have a strictly no nuts policy across all of our camps, so please adhere to this when choosing what to pack. All drinks bottles must be labelled.

I have an 8 year old and a 6 old year and i would like them to attend the same camp. What do you advise?
Every child is different. No two 6 or 8 year olds are the same, and as such we approach choice of class in a very personalised way. You will know best if you have a more independent, advanced 6 year old, or an 8 year old who feels more secure playing with younger children. Please get in touch with us directly if you want to discuss your individual circumstances.
My Child has additional needs and I am not sure if the camp is appropriate for them?
Bright Young Things is a very inclusive organisation and we have children with a range of additional needs, language impairments and disabilities, who attend both our weekly classes and holiday camps. As every child’s needs are different, we would recommend that you contact Lisa, our Creative Education Director at [email protected] with any questions or concerns that you might have and Lisa will be in touch to discuss the suitability of them attending Bright Young Things.
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