About Us

DYMT was created in 2013 to bring together young people in the region who were interested in musical theatre. Now, in our eighth year, we have established ourselves as one of the leading youth musical theatre groups in the county with all our productions drawing great critical acclaim and excellent reviews from all those who have seen them. We are indeed very proud of how much we have achieved both in terms of our productions and our reputation. In 2015 our production of ‘Phantom of the Opera’ gained a NODA award for the best youth musical in 2015 and, in addition, also received an Eagle Award in the category of Best Musical in 2015.

Our first four productions were performed in Derby Guildhall and in 2017 we took the bold step of moving to the fabulous DERBY THEATRE for our fifth anniversary production of ‘West Side Story’. This was followed in 2018 with ‘Legally Blonde’; both productions beating our previous attendance figures with full houses and received great public praise. In 2019 we took on the challenging production of the circus musical ‘Barnum’ and this was performed to over 2100 people.

Our 2020 production was scheduled to be BRING IT ON but due to the global pandemic this was postponed and we very much hope to perform it in September 2021 at Derby Theatre.

DYMT is open to young people between the ages of 13 – 25 at the time of our production. For members under 16 we have a fully qualified Youth Protection Officer who is very much involved in our productions and who attends our rehearsals and performances. We also have a number of qualified chaperones for those under 16.

We are always interested in any young person who would like to join us either on stage or back stage. Indeed in previous years we have always had young people who have helped us on the technical side of our productions, working alongside professional technicians at Derby Theatre.

Please email us through this website and read our information on membership for 2021.