Phoenix Youth Theatre

Phoenix Youth Theatre is a drama and dance school based in Aberdeen, Scotland. Children aged 7-18 are represented in each of our classes on a quota system, we also offer specialist junior classes for children aged 4-6.

We are a performing theatre school and classes will always build throughout the year towards at least one major production before the Summer break - the best way to consolidate the theatre skills the children have been taught.

In our experience with children, we have found that working in theatre arts builds confidence while teaching discipline, co-operation, teamwork, and creating friendships that will last a lifetime. We do not aim to create superstars, but to induce a love and appreciation of the theatre and to develop skills which will aid our children throughout life.

Phoenix Youth Theatre Drama Classes
Phoenix Youth Theatre Drama Classes
Phoenix Youth Theatre Drama Classes

In each drama class, acting skills are taught by Liz Milne BEM and Clare Haggart BEM, with singing sessions led by Kevin Haggart, Aberdeen’s foremost Musical Director. Children who attend our theatre classes, also have the opportunity to attend stage dance classes with our dance specialist, Claire Chernouski, who covers all styles of stage dance for both boys and girls, but without the formality of leotards, ballet shoes and bun nets! For a sneak pick of our dancers in action, we have a video clip at the bottom of this page.

The emphasis during each class is fun, which, along with hard work, produces the quality of productions for which Phoenix is famous.

Phoenix Youth Theatre will encourage the quiet child to develop confidence and the lively child to cultivate composure, all while having a thoroughly enjoyable time!

Phoenix Youth Theatre’s Billy
Phoenix Youth Theatre’s Guys & Dolls
Phoenix Youth Theatre’s The Scarlet Pimpernel

Our classes are held on Saturdays at the following times - 9:45am, 11:15am, 1:15pm and 2:45pm, or on Tuesdays at 4:15pm. Each class lasts an hour and a half. Our Junior Class is held at 11:15am on a Saturday and lasts 45 minutes.

If you are interested in joining Phoenix Youth Theatre, please contact us today and we will send you a prospectus and an application form.

You can find out more about our team below, as well as view our complete history of past shows - including slideshows of photos, synopses and reviews by clicking on any poster in the gallery. You can also watch a short clip of our dance classes in action, 2015 review show Seasons of Love.