Aim to provide educational opportunities and facilities and to encourage participation by young people in all aspects of the performing arts in Llanelli

The Performing Arts and Our Task

  • To create opportunities to participate in the Performing Arts.
  • To give priority throughout the Performing Arts to work involving young people.
  • To have a commitment to educational, commercial, classical and original theatre with a clear contemporary impact.
  • To be a provider of services, using theatre skills and drama workshops, throughout the county.
  • To devise an annual education programme.
  • To develop an annual artistic programme.
  • To ensure that all work produced is professional in standard and of a high quality.
  • To liase with schools, colleges, the community as well as local and regional organisations to promote our work.
  • To work in partnership with other professional or voluntary bodies whose ideals are similar or sympathetic with our own.
  • To organise a programme of workshops and special community events.
  • To develop links with local film, theatre, television and video companies.
  • To explore issues without ideological bludgeoning or pretentiousness.
  • To reach as wide an audience as possible.
  • To provide training programmes for volunteers, youth council and management committee.

Aim to provide educational opportunities and facilities and to encourage participation by young people in all aspects of the performing arts in Llanelli

Core Mechanism for Delivery

  • By encouraging a programme of participation in the performing arts.
  • By providing services to a number of professional, voluntary and statutory organisations.
  • By presenting theatre, that is exciting, stimulating as well as entertaining to its audience.

Main Areas to Carry Through These Aims

  • Llanelli Youth Theatre.
  • Pukka Theatre Company.
  • Community Theatre
  • Forum Theatre.
  • Training Programmes.
  • Workshops and Vocational Courses
  • Theatrical Presentations
  • Festivals, Community Events etc

To provide educational opportunities and facilities and to encourage participation by young people in all aspects of the performing arts in Llanelli

Philosophy of Acting

Acting as a creative process is personal, and involves critical and self-evaluation, an understanding of the self and the world in which we live. The process can often be painful, as well as rewarding, but is always a long one. Once the performer understands that acting is not merely copying or pretending, but a revealing process, then the hard work begins. Acting is not dressing up or putting on masks but the revelation of the soul of a character as a complex being, involving all the contradictions and foibles presented in the text. Very often the process leaves the actor vulnerable and therefore skills must be acquired to cope in such a precarious and shady business.

LYT Ethos

“Don’t Be Anything Less, Than Everything You Can Be”