Founded in March 2007 by Musical Theatre Stafford (then Stafford Operatic Society), Musical Youth Theatre Stafford aims to foster a love of musical theatre, singing, acting, dancing and performing in children between the ages of 8 and 18. Through skills based training, creative workshops and annual fully-staged productions and concerts, MYTS strives to provide a focused, friendly and fun environment that allows the children to develop in both skill and confidence.
Since their inception, MYTS have gone from strength to strength averaging sixty-five to seventy members a year and performing their annual show at the Stafford Gatehouse Theatre each July. Bringing shows like Dr Suess’ Suessical the Musical, Footloose, Les Misrables, and Westside Story to the Gatehouse Theatre, as well as their two NODA (National Operatic & Dramatic Association) Award winning shows Children of Eden in 2011 and Honk! In 2015, and their three NODA nominated shows, Legally Blonde in 2017, High School Musical in 2018 and Godspell in 2019. Currently Wind in the Willows is on hold due to the pandemic, but we hope to bring this fantastic musical to the Gatehouse Theatre in July 2021.
MYTS aims to develop the singing, acting and dancing skills of young people from Stafford and surrounding areas. The youth division of Musical Theatre Stafford, MYTS is a multi-award winning musical youth company that perform at the Gatehouse Theatre each July.