TIE, YPT & Arts Education

This page will trace the emergence, development and work of Theatre-In-Education and Young People’s Theatre (currently known as Theatre for Young Audiences – TYA) in British alternative theatre from 1968-88, together with key alternative initiatives in Arts education. We are currently looking for a specialist in this area of work who would be interested in creating the web page for us. Please contact us for more details.

Companies identified to date:

Action Pie

The Basement Youth Arts Project (Albany Empire)

The Big Brum Company

Bolton Octagon TIE


Cherub TYP


Coracle Theatre

Coventry TIE

Curtain Theatre

Dukes Playhouse TIE

Fair Play

Flint TIE

Gazebo TIE

Greenwich YPT (GYPT)

Gwent Theatre

Half Moon YPT

Humberside TIE

Leeds Playhouse TIE

Live Wire Theatre Company

Merseyside YPT

Moving Parts

Options Ltd

Plymouth TIE


Royal Court YPT

Second Wave Young Women’s Arts Project (Albany Empire)

Sheffield Crucible TIE

Soapbox Children’s Theatre

Spare Tyre

Theatre Centre

TIE Break

Theatr Iolo Morgannawg

Watford Palace TIE

Weekend Arts College (later Wac Arts)

Wolsey TIE