Lichfield Musical Youth Theatre was set up in 1985 to provide the youth of Lichfield and the surrounding areas with an educational musical theatre experience. We provide the means for young people to take part in professional theatre activities. We are open to potential members from age 12 upwards.
Our goal is to produce performances that are of an outstanding quality. All of our members gain invaluable experience through performances, rehearsals and workshops, which we believe gives our members an insight into what it’s really like to stage a production.
LICHFIELD YOUTH THEATRE IS FORMED
Lichfield Youth Theatre was founded by Pat Gibson with support of the Lichfield District Arts Association and performed Grease.
LYT MOVE FROM ARTS CENTRE
Lichfield Youth Theatre had enjoyed 10 wonderful years at the Lichfield Arts Centre until it was closed due to structural problems. Due to this LYT moved the production of Joseph and his Technicolor Dream Coat to Holy Cross Church Hall.
LYT GROWS AND ADAPTS TO LACK OF HOME
LYT adapted to the change and began performing bigger productions at Lichfield Civic Hall including Annie, Guys and Dolls and 42nd Street and also smaller productions at Nether Stowe High School and The Friary School.
LYT REVISIT "JOSEPH" WITH MAJOR SHOW
Revisiting the production where we lost our first home, LYT performed a big budget version of Joseph in our first full scale production at Lichfield Cathedral
LYT BECOMES LICHFIELD GARRICK YOUTH THEATRE
Lichfield Garrick Theatre opened and Lichfield Youth Theatre became Lichfield Garrick Youth Theatre under the leadership of Caroline Kerr. This lead to a long lasting relationship with the Lichfield Garrick with great support from the Artistic Director and Chief Exec of the theatre, Adrian Jackson.
20TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT
Long time Musical Director Oliver Rowe becomes Chairman of Youth Theatre, and after a short break LGYT performed our slightly belated 20th Anniversary Concert which was a sell-out and involved members past and present. The Finale of the show was dedicated to the memory of Pat Gibson who had sadly passed away a few weeks before. The Youth Theatre continues in her memory.
LGYT PRODUCE AWARD WINNING FAME - THE MUSICAL
LGYT made its triumphant return with a sell out production of Fame -
The Musical at the Lichfield Garrick making their mark as a professional youth theatre producer with an award winning production
LES MISERABLES PRODUCED FOR FIRST TIME
LGYT perform Les Miserables for the first time to a sell out audience, winning
the Best Production Award.
LGYT PRODUCES MORE AWARD WINNING SHOWS
We were nominated and won the Best Production Award for our production of “Oliver!” and having previously been nominated for awards for our productions of Les Miserables, Jesus Christ Superstar, Footloose and Rent.
LES MIZ AND PHANTOM
2013 - LGYT perform Les Miserables for the second time again to a sell out audience!
2014 - LGYT were given special permission to perform Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera.
30TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT AND GHOST
Our 30th Anniversary! April 2015 saw a brand new production of Grease (our first ever show in 1985), followed by our sell-out anniversary concert in July and our other main production in September of Ghost – The Musical.
AWARD WINNING AMERICAN IDIOT
LGYT rocked onto the stage with the Broadway smash hit American Idiot which went on to win Best Production Award with the Friends of the Garrick.
ANOTHER FIGHT FOR SURVIVAL
Fight for survival had begun again as LGYT searched for a new venue due to unsustainable cost increases at the theatre, and made an alliance with Lichfield Cathedral performing a one night, sell out concert to raise money for the group
LGYT BECOMES LICHFIELD MUSICAL YOUTH THEATRE
After 15 wonderful years as LGYT we decided to update our name and produce our first production of Les Miserables as Lichfield Musical Youth Theatre (LMYT).
LES MIZ AT LICHFIELD CATHEDRAL BECOMES OUR FASTEST SELLING SHOW EVER
We undertook turning the beautiful Lichfield Cathedral into a temporary theatre over 3 days to produce a full scale production of Les Miserables - the first ever in a Cathedral in April. Our show had COMPLETELY sold out by December 2017, 4 months before we were performing. Over 3000 people came to see the production which lead to our biggest ever social media response and met critical acclaim.