Dover Youth Theatre

About Dover Youth Theatre

About Dover Youth Theatre
Becoming A Member - Contact Us
Some Past Events
AGM - Chairperson's Report
Our Town ~ November 2009
The Women - 2008
Previous Events and Photographs
At the Going Down of the Sun - 1 August 2014

History of the DYT Project

Founded in 1995, the Dover Youth Theatre was conceived as a means of expanding the opportunity for young people to learn more about drama and dance and related subjects.  Dover has had a long tradition of theatre and music and DYT provides a means of introducing new talent to the arts.  Many of the students of DYT have gone to studying drama in higher education and with professional companies.  Many more have participated purely for the enjoyment of the theatre.

We are delighted to have Pauline McLynn as our Patron.

Pauline McLynn
by Sasha Gusov

Click here & visit Pauline's webpage

We are also pleased to have the support and patronage of Dover resident, Mr Ron Chatburn.  Ron is also an active Rotarian with the South Forelands Rotary Club, here in Dover.

Dover Youth Theatre exists because of the generosity of many kind spirited individuals and organisations.  Some are listed below, so why not click on the links and visit their websites:

Dover District Council

Dover Town Council

Dover Rotary Club

Pharos Insurance Brokers

The London Fancy Box Company

Bradley's Solicitors  -  19 Castle Street, Dover, Kent, CT16 1PU,  (no web link at present) e-mail: 

Pumpkins & Dragonflies

As part of the local community we believe you may be interested in visiting some of the following sites, including some more people who have come to our aide:

Dover Boys Grammar School

Dover Harbour Board

Dover Carnival Association

The page for 2006 includes DYT.

Dover Discovery Centre

Dover Community Radio - Home Page -

Dover Community Radio Christmas Lights 2011 -YouTube Interview-

De Bradelei Wharf

St. Martin's Emmaus ~ Dover


To discuss the website then please contact Marie Kelly-Thomas (Artistic Director)

Our Charter

The Constitution of the DYT was amended in 2014 and covers those matters one would expect to see, who we are, our objectives, who can be a member, meetings and AGM, elections and the alike.  Much of Constitution is published within this website although if anyone would like a copy the please e-mail the Secretary (see contact us).

We are registered with the Charity Commission as a non-profit making charity.
Charity No. 1055970.
Every penny is ploughed into the DYT activities, hence our reliance on donations to make possible the performances and workshops. 
The performances are open to the general public and the workshops are opened up to anyone willing to audition for selection.
We have tried to reclaim tax using the Gift Aid scheme but HMRC told us (after two years of asking) that we cannot reclaim the tax!!

Link to the Charity Commission

Equipment Loans:

DYT has a range of equipment that has been purchased as a result of the generosity of the public and local bodies.  This equipment is available for loan / hire by other  community groups and includes sound system (microphones, mixer deck and speakers), film system (DVD camera, editing suite) and light units (stands and follow lights).  If you need support then please contact the Artistic Director.

Club Committee.
   (w.e.f. October 2018)
  • Nadine Lawson - Chairperson / Spotlight / Trustee
  • Viv Howlett - Vice Chair / Trustee
  • Chris Dunstone - Treasurer / Trustee
  • Marie Kelly-Thomas - Artistic Director
  • Ashley Taylor - Choreographer
  • Anne Logan - Secretary / Child Protection / Trustee
  • Sarah Cox - Member / Trustee
  • Nina Penn - Member
  • Cathy Emery - Member
  • Dan Drysdale - Member
  • Tamzin Dunstone - Assistant Director
Committee Members and Helpers Always, Always Needed ! ! !

{CLICK HERE} News Article = Marie Kelly-Thomas - 17 years leading DYT.




Member 640 of National Association of Youth Theatres - CLICK HERE

The PODcast of DYT can be view by clicking on the link below.

Kent Community Foundation (DYT PODCAST link on right)

Dance & Drama for the young people of Dover...