Raw Talent Youth Theatre

Sutton Coldfield's Award Winning Drama Group for 7 - 16 year olds.
Clifton Road Youth Centre, Clifton Road, Birmingham, Sutton ColdfieldOpening at 10:00 AMOpen today until 8:15 PMOpening at 10:00 AM tomorrowOpen today until 5:00 PMOpening at 10:00 AM on MondayOpen today until 7:00 PMSorry, we're closed
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Posted on Feb 20, 2019

We had a fantastic day filming for Virtual Decisions - VR in Education with Round Midnight and BDH Immersive working with Raw Talent Youth Theatre.

This trailblazing virtual reality project funded by Innovate UK will be tested in secondary schools at the end of the month and then rolled out na...

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Posted on Feb 7, 2019

Our 6-11 group enjoying a fun game before we start blocking scene 2 of our upcoming show "In The Night Garden Centre" #rawtalent #youththeatre #comedy #birmingham

Posted on 30-Jan-2019

Raw Talent Youth Theatre's very own James and Jane Bond on CITV's Spy School. Connor and Meghan appeared on the show earlier this week and saved the world from Goldfist and his dastardly plans.

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Posted on 26-Jan-2019

Great jam with Raw Talent Youth Theatre singing group. This term is going to be all about boy bands vs girl bands. Here's a bit of Spandau Ballet to brighten your day. 🎶

Posted on 23-Jan-2019

Casting opportunity for families!

We had a call yesterday from a company who are casting a new fly-on-the-wall documentary about family life. They're looking for fun, vibrant "larger than life" families and since they've cast some Raw Talent Youth Theatre members before, they're now asking for y...

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Posted on 23-Jan-2019

So proud of ex Raw Talenteer Fin! Last night he performed as the lead role in BOA’s year 13 performance of “Enron” at the Old Rep and he was phenomenal! What a very talented young actor, we know he’s going to go far. A big well done to the whole cast 🎭 The Old Rep @boa_acting #Enron #rawtalent #...

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Posted on 21-Jan-2019

So proud of these 4 wonderful members of Raw Talent Youth Theatre. Paddy, Megan, Nina and Connor have taken part in some filming for Channel 4 Television.

Can't give too much away at the moment but watch this space for further details.

Posted on 16-Jan-2019

The new term has begun and we've already started creating two new shows. Although both groups are full now's the time to get your name on the waiting list for next term.

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Posted on 13-Dec-2018

Superb production on Saturday night by Raw Talent's 11 - 16 group. 'The Panto that doesn't go quite right' had a superb script, hysterical performances and fantastic songs curtesy of Raw Talent's singing group. They're going to have to work really hard to top that one!

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  • 6 - 11 Year olds - Tuesday 4.30 - 6.00

    The members of the 6 - 11 group get loads of input into ideas for the show, characters and how big or small a part they want to play. The group works with Phil and Sami to create full length, hilarious original comedy productions. When members of the group make the transition to secondary school they also move up to our 11 - 16 group.
  • 11 - 16 Year olds - Thursday 5.15 - 7.15

    The 11 - 16 year olds, apart from creating original comedy productions, take part in festivals, competitions and auditions. The 11 to 16 year olds come up with their own ideas for shows, create characters and work to produce something no other youth theatre can achieve.Members of the 11 - 16 group also get the opportunity to join the Raw Talent singing group.

Singing Group

  • 11 - 16 Year olds - Thursday 7.15 - 8.15

    The Raw Talent Youth Theatre Singing group is a fun and exciting way for members aged 11 - 16 to enhance their vocal skills and improve their performance technique as part of a group. From mash-ups to musicals, from parodies to pop, rock and everything in between, the singing group learn a wide variety of thoroughly entertaining songs. The group are a tight unit that work together to produce harmonies that seriously impress.


5 months ago
Both my children have loved Raw Talent. The relationships fostered are great through a love of entertaining and the end of term shows are hilarious and a real fab end to the term. Would highly recommend Raw Talent 👍
- Judith D
9 months ago
Raw Talent is brilliant! Both my kids have been going for years and they love it. The shows are great, every child gets a part and they are so funny. It's a brilliant place for kids to build their confidence and have fun on stage. I highly recommend it.
- Claire D
a year ago
They're "Simply The Best"! Is just one of the many popular-culture references that your child might say during a Raw Talent performance. Sometimes in life we are lucky enough to have but a few milestones that propel us both personally and professionally. Being in Raw Talent was one of mine. Words genuinely can not express how much being apart of this family means to me. Some of the best times of my life have been spent with these amazing people. The founders, Claire Downes and Stuart Lane are two exceptional human beings, that offer an incomparable experience for young people looking not only be involved with the arts but simply to be a part of something special. So please don't even consider the rest. Go with the best. Be a part of the Raw Talent Family.
- Rasmus H

About us

Raw Talent Youth Theatre is the most exciting and original drama groups in Birmingham. Whats makes it so exciting? Perhaps it’s because all the work is created by its members and then scripted by professional writers, or is it because we’re the only drama group that specialises in comedy, maybe it’s because we’re award winning. Then again it could be because so many of our members go on to work in the entertainment industry. Whatever the reason, we must be doing something right because our members come back term after term.

Founded by professional screen writers Claire Downes and Stuart Lane, who created create a youth theatre in which every member gets a chance to shine. From the very first show in 1996 to the present day, scripts are specifically written for the cast so everyone has an important role to play in a Raw Talent show.

Meet the team

Phil Hyde - Writer Director
Phil is a former member of Raw Talent who joined when he was 12 and stuck around until he was 18! Phil began working with the company on a full time basis in 2006 after graduating from De Montfort University with a 2:1 BA (Hons) degree in Drama.

Phil has the ability to build an instant rapport with young people and helps them to devise new work which is then scripted by himself and Sami.

Sami Cornick - Writer and Musical Director
Sami began working for Raw Talent in 2009 after graduating from Wolverhampton University with a First Class BA (HONS) Drama degree. Sami has a passion for comedy and is the Raw Talent’s musical director.

Sami is highly regarded in her as a vocal coach as well as being a talented singer songwriter and multi instrumentalist. Sami specialises in using music to teach, develop and engage with people of all ages and capabilities.

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Clifton Road Youth Centre
Clifton Road
Sutton Coldfield
United Kingdom

Business Hours

Mon:10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tue:10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Wed:10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thu:10:00 AM – 8:15 PM
Fri:10:00 AM – 5:00 PM