Our parents talk about the ‘BYT Effect’, the impact that coming to Bright Young Things has had on all aspects of their child’s life. These journey’s and breakthroughs are why we do what we do and put so much research and time into developing a personal development led drama curriculum.

We couldn;t write them all, here are a small few, and please get in contact with us if you would like to speak to another parent to explore if Bright Young Things is for you.

“My daughter started this in October 2017 and I have to say it is the best thing I have sent her to. She has a moderate learning difficulty but the team has really helped Kaitlyn develop in so many ways. She looks forward to going every week and she is the middle of their summer scheme and she is doing incredibly well. I never thought I would see her in a play but she is going to be in her second one this week. There are not enough words to describe how great this company is. Fully recommend to anyone.”
Jessica Latto

“Just wanted to pass on a massive Thank You to the Holywood Summerscheme team. I enrolled my daughters to the junior and senior camps and they both had an absolute ball.
My daughter did a couple of terms at Crescent arts centre a few years ago but her nerves got the better of her and I was gutted when she stopped. I enrolled her in the Summerscheme this year in the hope she would rediscover her love for arts and drama.  Thanks to the team, it has worked. She loved it so much she cried her heart out in the car the whole way home – she was so overwhelmed by what a good time she had, the lovely other little girls she met but mostly because she loved all the leaders. She is devastated it is over. I have tried to console her that she can sign up to the Holywood term in September but an artists agony cant be so easily soothed!
Anyway please can you say thank you to the team for putting so much hard work, planning, energy and positivity into boosting the confidence, hearts and little minds in their care. It works! Thank you!”
BYT Holywood Summer Camp Parent

“My daughter has had a great experience, she has grown in confidence and i can see the benefits of it at school! Highly recommend Lisa and all the BYT gang.”

BYT Magherafelt parent

“Lisa, thanks for giving kids in Magherafelt a wonderful opportunity. I definitely notice my daughter less timid since going to Bright Young Things! I hope more and more children get this opportunity…”

Lisa, Magherafelt

“BYT is an amazing experience for kids, to express themselves, gain confidence and learn new skills.”

Janet, BYT Armagh

“Both my children cannot wait until Tuesday every week to get to BYT. They speak so excitedly about their time with BYT, they now have so much more confidence in interacting with others, socialising in a group. Lisa is such a positive, supportive person, and she and the whole team seem to have such unwavering belief and sheer determination to bring out the very best in every single child at Bright Young Things…”

Claire, BYT Holywood

“Bright Young Things was one of the best experiences that has impacted my life so significantly. I use the skills i learned at BYT every day, improvisation in groups or when talking to a tutor, how aware i am of body language, how I consciously can decide about status to ensure i don’t feel intimidated when I meet new people. I loved the master classes with the coolest people from TV, theatre, and radio, and the theatre trips, so many happy memories!”

Caoimhe, 20 yrs old

“I send my children to BYT as what they are learning and how they are developing is absolutely essential to me, and is not something they are getting from school. The freedom to use their imagination and learn who they are, and who they could be; they are growing in confidence and developing real resilience and that its okay to fail, in fact your grow and develop when you fail. Its very much a personalised approach, each child is able to develop at their own pace. It also happens to be so much fun, which is always priority number one for us all”


“Over the last 4 years I have watched my daughter grow in personality, self-confidence and competence having attended BYT. She relished any opportunity to become involved with people and faces new situations with assurance and ease. Having been part of BYT has definitely added value to Ciara’s creativity. Ciara has achieved Distinction in a group LAMDA Exam and has also appeared in a mini movie. The BYT have encouraged Ciara over the years to strive to be her best – nothing is impossible – you can reach for the stars!”

Emer Hughes, Parent and Headmistress

“BYT is very different to many other children’s drama groups for so many reasons. It’s about the journey towards a genuine love of theatre and film, not a “jazz hands” approach to performance. The staff at BYT are what make it so special, and the kids really look up to them.”

Emma Tolland, parent of Archie 10, Ruby 7, Maisie 5

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