Risborough Youth Theatre is a Non-profit Youth Theatre established in 2000

RYT was founded in 2000 by Ellen David and Jan Cormack, though originally working under the name of “Stage Plus Youth Theatre”.
At their first open auditions, over 50 children auditioned for a part in their first show “Dracula Spectacular”, which was successfully staged in May that year at the Princes Risborough School.


 Risborough Youth Theatre, was run by Ellen David for eight years.
In 2008 after the NODA award winning performance of ‘Oliver’ at St Mary’s Church, Ellen decided, due to other commitments,
that it was time to hand over the reins of RYT to Andrea Campusano.

Andrea continued to produce amazing shows (Oklahoma, The Wiz, Seussical and Annie) in local theatres, including The Elgiva in Chesham and The Court Theatre in Tring. Sadly Andrea took the decision in early 2013 to move on to other projects, and passed the reins on to Sam Nix.

Sam took on the role of Producer at RYT until December 2018 when she took a step back alongside Gemma Tanswell who had been Choreographer since 2006.

RYT has now become a Charity and is now run by a Committee .


Children and Teenagers from the surrounding areas audition to participate in their now well established and much acclaimed Theatre productions. They offer everything from Musicals and Cabaret Nights to Serious Plays. RYT works very closely with Stage Plus though you do not have to be a student here.

Simply a must for the keen performer!!


2019 – Aladdin – Panto
2019 –
The Adventures of Mr Toad
2018 –
Beauty and the Beast – Panto
Seussical – The Musical
  Dick Whittington – Panto
2017 My Fair Lady
2016 Jack and the Beanstalk-Panto
13 The Musical
Peter Pan
2014  Aladdin-Panto
2014  The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe
2013 Dick Whittington-Panto
2013  RYT Here RYT Now Showcase
2012  Annie
2011 Seussical The Musical
2010 The Wiz
2009 Oklahoma!
2008 Oliver
2007 Bugsy Malone
2006 Honk
2005 ‘Showbiz’
2004 Annie
2003 Guys and Dolls
2002 West Side Story
2001 Dracula Spectacular

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