Junior Theatre Festival Europe is SOLD OUT!

Junior Theatre Festival Europe is SOLD OUT!

With four months to go until the first European Junior Theatre Festival takes place at The ICC in Birmingham on Saturday 11th May, we are delighted to announce that group places have now SOLD OUT.

36 school and youth groups from countries including: England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Ireland, Germany, Georgia and the USA will gather for adjudications, workshops and performances of new Broadway Junior shows to be released, culminating in an awards ceremony featuring special guest performances.

Following the success of the inaugural Junior Theatre Celebration UK (JTC) in 2017, and a sold-out JTC 2018, both held at Curve in Leicester, the Junior Theatre Celebration has been rebranded as the Junior Theatre Festival Europe. The elevation to the full festival format has more than doubled the number of groups able to attend and experience the transformative power of musical theatre at the event. This is the first time a Junior Theatre Festival has been held outside of the United States.

Ryan Macaulay, the producer of the European Festival commented; “I am thrilled that schools and youth groups in Europe have embraced the Junior Theatre Festival model that is already a huge success in Atlanta and Sacramento. We are more excited than ever to welcome over 1000 young people to the ICC, a truly world-class venue, to celebrate all things musical theatre. Musical theatre performances are now more important than ever. With cuts threatening music and drama provision in our schools the work that schools and youth groups do is vital. As well as encouraging performance among young people, the Festival also applauds all the group leaders, directors, choreographers, MDs and chaperones to take a bow for the exceptional work they do.

If your group would like to be added to the waiting list then please email us.

Alternatively, if you are a teacher or a youth group leader and would like to attend (with a guest) to see what the day is all about then contact us.

The Junior Theatre Festival Europe is based on the Junior Theater Festivals produced by iTheatrics which take place on both U.S. coasts each year. A “rousing celebration of theatre” (The New York Times), the Junior Theater Festivals are the world's largest events exclusively dedicated to celebrating young people and student-driven musical theatre. Additional one-day Junior Theatre Celebrations take place annually across the US, in New Zealand, and Australia. In 2017, nearly 15,000 people worldwide attended a Junior Theater Festival or Junior Theater Celebration.

Click here for further details about the Junior Theatre Festival.