The eternal optimists at GYP have been proven wrong and been forced by the inclement weather to cancel this evening's performance in Imperial Square,  Cheltenham at 7pm. Many apologies. We are, however, in the RSC gardens in Stratford tomorrow at 11am and 3pm, and at the Arcola Theatre in London on Sunday. Please support this young company if you can. Thank you! 

Who Are We?

Gloucestershire Youth Players (GYP) is a ticket-funded and audience-supported inclusive, professionally-aspirant 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.

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 10th anniversary season with a fast-paced, energetic 

'As You Like It' 

with our biggest ever ensemble of young actors!

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

And for a scrumptious organic

pre-show meal at our
Owlpen Manor performance,
please contact
Woodruffs on 07877819304 or

For tickets for our 16-26 July tour to a wide variety of wonderful venues, please scan the QR code or click the 'Book Now' button below.

Our professional artist-in-residence, Catherine Faulkner (GYP 2010-2012, actor and artist), has designed our 2015 logo. Her stunning and highly original professional work and commissions can be viewed and taken on and 
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