Young Theatricals (YTs) is Ipswich Little Theatre Society’s drama group for teens, 13 – 18 years old. The group meets on Wednesday evenings, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, in the Jean Pratt Building. For any information regarding Young Theatricals in 2024 and beyond, please contact the team at

Run by Directors Kate Hoepner, Mack Groves, Aaron Evans, Sam Hoepner and Jess Pitman, YTs aims to teach students performance skills and provides opportunities to showcase their talents throughout the year. Students will learn about character development, how to create and manipulate mood and tension in their performances, vocal skills, physical characteristics and expression, and more!

Young Theatricals is operated as a free-form, safe environment for teenagers to explore and express their creativity through theatre.

We perform two productions a year – in 2024 we will be putting on a full length production in late July and a showcase variety show at end of Term 3. In Term 4 we focus on specific topics guided by student interests, these might be accents, conveying emotions, stage craft etc.

Places for 2024 are now allocated. If you would like to register for our waitlist, please complete the form below. New intakes occur at the beginning of the school year.

2024 Performances

In July 2024, Young Theatricals will be performing the futuristic retelling of Sophocles’ tragedy Antigone.

It’s the year 3021 and Thebes has just been through a bloody civil war. Chancellor Creah has decreed that anyone who buries the body of the traitor Polyneices will face the death, but Antigone is determined to bury her brother, no matter the penalty. She brazenly breaks Creah’s law and broadcasts her crime on the public cloud. Now Creah must decide if she will bend to the will of the people or punish Antigone for her crime.