• COME AND JOIN IN WITH THE FUN OF THE CHELTENHAM PATE'S THEATRE FESTIVAL 2016 (USE THE BOOK NOW BUTTON BELOW). 17 EVENTS IN FOUR DAYS 17-20 FEBRUARY 2016. DANCE - MUSIC - THEATRE - PUPPETRY - MASKS - ART - CONTEMPORARY POLITICAL THEATRE - VOICE COACHING...AND MORE, WITH TICKETS £4-£10.


Who Are We?

This year we are proud to support the first Cheltenham Pate's Theatre Festival 2016 from 17-20 February at Pate's Grammar School. Tickets via the book now button!

Gloucestershire Youth Players (GYP) is a ticket-funded and audience-supported inclusive, professionally-aspirant young theatre company which performs solely Shakespeare's plays in and around Gloucestershire and our neighbouring counties.

Founded in 2006, the company's aim is to bring Shakespeare to life in an invigorating and accessible way to an ever-varied and growing audience.


Feedback from As You Like It 2015, Tempest 2014 and Much Ado 2013:

'May I congratulate you and thank you for last night's performance. Never have we seen a young company tackle a full length Shakespeare with the same level of confidence, understanding, ability, energy and drive. You and all of the cast should be incredibly proud of your achievements and we wish you all the very best with the rest of your tour. I was astonished at the level of linguistic understanding, the skill and clarity of story telling, your ambitious text rooted decision making and seeing an ensemble energy which is clearly infectious.'


'My heartfelt congratulations to you and your talented company. I really love to see our incredible young people being given such opportunity and exposure. Your innovative approach was exciting to see - it asked as many questions as it answered...'


'Your productions give great pleasure to many people and help to bring drama out to rural areas in a way professional companies never have – and your standards are so high… '


'What sheer joy it was to see your wonderful performance...I am so glad I came and hope we might enjoy your company - literally and metaphorically - next year.'


'Last year I had the pleasure of experiencing a quite simply stunning performance of The Tempest. Engaging, dramatic, challenging and most of all a great laugh and joy to be treated to.'


 This year we celebrate our 11th season with a fast-paced, energetic 


'cOMEDY OF eRRORS' 


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Tickets can be booked via our Ticketsource links further down the page


For tickets for our 17-20 February and 26-27 February show dates, please scan the QR code or click the 'Book Now' button below, or go to the Tickets Page under 2016 Season.

Our professional artist-in-residence, Catherine Faulkner (GYP 2010-2012, actor and artist), has designed our 2015 and 2016 logos. Her stunning and highly original professional work and commissions can be viewed and taken on www.catherinefaulkner.tumblr.com and catherine@thealmondkitchen.co.uk. Catherine is a leading illustrator living in London with her own range of greetings cards and designs. See https://www.facebook.com/catherinefaulknerillustration/

or https://www.etsy.com/uk/people/catherinedoart. 

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