YARD Young People's Theatre

YARD is a creative and supportive hub for children and young people to explore and develop drama and performance skills. We have two YARD groups for different ages, both of which run weekly during term time.

YARD Ages 8-11

Tuesdays 4.15-6.15pm

The younger YARD group, aged 8-12 years, develop confidence, communication and creative skills through games, story-making, and drama exercises. As well as making new friends, they explore new ways to express themselves and share their own stories. Sessions are safe, fun and stimulate the senses!

"YARD makes me feel more confident, I love every minute of it." - Current Participant (9yrs)

YARD Ages 12-18

Wednesdays, 5.15-7.15pm

The older YARD group, aged 12-18 years, develop performance skills, explore different styles and devise their own work. Working closely and collaboratively they explore the issues that matter to them and develop their own style as performers and theatre-makers. They create exciting, thought-provoking, and original work.

"Being in YARD and sharing creative ideas inspires me." - Current Participant, (15yrs)

FREE | ONLINE | Booking required

To find out how to get involved, contact yard@nae.org.uk.

We want YARD to be accessible as possible for everyone. We will make sure our sessions can be experienced fully by removing any barriers we can. Please tell us if there is anything, we can do to ensure our sessions are accessible for you.

Recent Projects:

- 'The Pack' - a playful and poetic exploration about getting lost in the loneliness of your living room and trying to find your way home, made during Lockdown.


New Art Exchange
39-41 Gregory Boulevard
NG7 6BE, Uk


0115 924 8630


Opening Times

Mon: Closed

Tues -  Sat: 10:00 – 16:00

Sun: Closed

Closed Bank Holidays

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We would like to acknowledge the financial support new art exchange has received from our funders and partners.

Supported by

Logos for; Arts Council England, Nottingham City Council

Capital funders

Logos for; Nottingham City Council, East Midlands Development Agency, Neighbourhood Development Company, European Regional Development Fund, Greater Nottingham Partnership, Arts Council England