About Us

Who Are We?

Central Youth Theatre (CYT) has been Wolverhampton’s leading youth theatre since 1983. Founded by its current director, Jane Ward, thousands of young people have passed through, many of whom have gone on to study drama and are now working professionally in theatre, film and television.

The Local Educational Partnership supports the youth theatre to ensure it is affordable for all young people from across the City.

CYT is a registered charity (No 1130961) members, parents, friends and former members play an increasingly vital role in helping to raise funds and support the ambitious work of the group.

The youth theatre currently is based at the Newhampton Arts Centre – where the facilities include an administrative office and shared rehearsal rooms.

Director - Jane Ward MBE

Jane Ward founded Central Youth Theatre in 1983 – and has spent over 30 years helping young people to achieve their ambitions and develop their creative talents. Former members have become actors, theatre producers, drama teachers and have gone on to broadcast journalism and television.

In 2013 Jane was awarded an MBE for 30 years of service to drama in Wolverhampton.

Email: jane@centralyouththeatre.org

Meet the Team

Holly Parry – Assistant Director
Email: holly@centralyouththeatre.org

Annie Fletcher-Hall – Workshop Leader/Marketing/PR
Email: marketing@centralyouththeatre.org

Zak Zerouali – Workshop Leader

Sukhy Gill – Workshop Leader

Learn about Central Youth Theatre's artistic history