In MNYT you make lots of friends, have a good time and it’s a great experience putting on a show!

MNYT Member 2019 (age 10)

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Monkey Nuts Youth Theatre


We want every child to experience the thrill and joy of performing on stage whilst learning techniques that will help them progress forward into the next stage of their theatre education. Monkey Nuts Youth Theatre provides the perfect opportunity to give every child an individual understanding of devising, improvisation, rehearsing and performing whilst making new friends and learning how working together towards a shared goal can give you a fantastic sense of achievement. MNYT is for those aged 3-12 who have a love of acting and musical theatre.


DNYT is the perfect step up from the traditional youth theatre setting to a more professional theatre environment.

DNYT Acting Member 2019 (age 15)


Discarded Nut Youth Theatre


Discarded Nut Youth Theatre is a cutting edge company of young actors committed to creating breath-taking & high-quality contemporary adaptations of classic plays and cutting edge musicals. We seek exceptional young people with a passion for theatre, acting, and a real interest in pursuing theatre as a career. You need to be a aged between 12-25 and a dedicated enthusiastic team player with a strong desire to develop your performance and personal skills.

The standard of performance and production that DNYT consistently achieves, provides an ideal environment for anyone wanting to make the performing arts their career with every one of our participants having a wholly successful and high quality experience.


Walnuts is a unique, fascinating and exciting experience. I’ve never acted before but have been made very welcome. Love it!

Walnuts Member 2019


The Walnuts Acting Company


Discarded Nut's Adult Acting Company - The Walnuts - offers anyone aged 18+ with a love of theatre and a desire to have some fun, the opportunity to develop their existing performance skills or learn some new ones in a friendly and supportive environment. We provide adults with two performance opportunities both on-stage and as part of our brand new podcast series; The Wessex Way.



Our Masterclasses are designed to give you a fascinating insight into working in the professional theatre whilst improving your performance skills, building confidence and learning useful techniques to help you on in your future career.

Led by industry professionals, who also began their performance careers in Winchester, these classes are the perfect way to gain further experience in, amongst other things, auditioning, acting, approaching classical text and musical theatre.

Whether you want to brush up on existing skills, or explore new areas of theatre practice, these are invaluable sessions for anyone wanting to achieve their dream of working in the world of the performing arts.