For details of our exciting JANUARY 2015 associations with local young actors and singers, please see the links below, support us and click on the 'buy tickets' button for tickets. 

Who Are We?

Gloucestershire Youth Players (GYP) is a voluntary-aided youth 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.


This innovative youth theatre company, the only such group in Europe for 16-25 year olds which performs solely Shakespeare, is celebrating its tenth annual season in 2015 with one of the Bard’s favourite bittersweet comedies, As You Like It. Previous shows have included Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet and The Tempest, and venues have ranged from venues in London, to the gardens of the Royal Shakespeare Company, airport runways, local beauty spots, and professional theatres at The Tobacco Factory and Longborough Festival Opera. We will be revisiting some of these, and more, in July 2015 and giving our young people a real taste of the life of a professional actor.

GYP is completely inclusive: if you can commit fully to rehearsals and shows 5-27 July 2015, you are offered a role. Workshops for aspiring actors are being held on Monday 5 January 2015 at 6pm at Pate’s Grammar School. Details can be found at ; to register your interest in joining, or to become a friend and support us, please email

           GYP: by all, for all                                                                                                            

Feedback from Tempest 2014 and Much Ado 2013:

'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.'

 For reservations for 9-10 January 2105 performances of Dido and Aeneas brought to you by the Gloucestershire Youth Opera Project (visit for further details) and on public demand, please book using the button below.

Our professional artist-in-residence, Catherine Faulkner (GYP 2010-2012, actor and artist), has designed our 2013 logo. Her stunning and highly original professional work and commissions can be viewed and taken on and
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