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All of our tutors are practicing theatre professionals, many of whom teach drama and theatre studies to A-level standard and above.

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Off the Ground Youth Theatre - the most dynamic and exciting youth theatre in the region. Off the Ground Youth Theatre is based on the Wirral and is the only youth theatre in this region to offer such a wide range of on-stage, back-stage and film experience.

All our members have the opportunity to take part in productions at  prestigious outdoor venues and theatres. During the weekly sessions members will also be able to write, act, direct, dance, design, sing, learn stage combat, practice improvisation skills, and work on scripts from Shakespeare to Stoppard.


Youth theatre


Off the Ground Youth Theatre is the only youth theatre in this region to offer such a wide range of stage experience. From Shakespeare to stage combat and physical theatre, from new writing to devised horror shows or stand-up comedy. Whatever you want to try your hand at, Off the Ground can cater to your tastes.


Off The Ground Youth Theatre is a part of OTG Theatre and all youth theatre projects are lead by professional actors, directors, writers and musicians. This term's principal tutors are Dan Meigh (OTG’s Artistic Director), Daniel G Cambridge (writer of The Musketeers, Monkey, The Magnificent Seven Samurai and Director), Pete Darwent (actor, including in OTG’s last 10 summer tours) and Connor Wray (writer and actor whose work includes Zorro and Sinbad). Off the Ground also invite visiting tutors to run sessions on different aspects of theatre - recent visiting sessions have included devising, mask work and clowning.


Older members of the youth theatre have the opportunity to audition for Off the Ground Theatre’s international tours. The 2018 summer’s production of Sinbad toured Northwest England, North Wales and Ireland and featured seven members or ex-members of the youth theatre.


All of our members are given the opportunity to become involved in all aspects of theatre work. Recently OTG members have, amongst other things, performed world youth theatre premieres of new plays, completed a sell-out run of Animal Farm, performed Hamlet in Oh Me Oh My in Liverpool and turned Royden Park into a nightmarish forest for a Halloween special.

OTG offers more than any other local youth theatre. So if you’re just a beginner or keen to make a career, let us help you get off the ground.




Off the Ground Youth Theatre is taught on a term-by-term basis, following traditional academic terms of Autumn, Spring and Summer. We have three groups, separated by age/academic year. Each group meets once per week at the drama studio at Calday Grange Grammar School. Here, they will work on practitioners or styles of theatre, workshopping and learning new techniques, or will rehearse toward current productions.

Monday  TUTORS

AGE    10-14

TIME    6-9PM



Wednesday TUTORS

AGE    10-14

TIME    6-9PM



Thursday    TUTORS

AGE    10-14

TIME    6-9PM






If you’re interested in joining Off the Ground Youth Theatre we currently have spaces available for all of our groups. Just come along on the night to the group most appropriate to your age group, the first session is completely free!

You can find us at the drama studio at Calday Grange Grammar School. You can reach the studio via the following:

  • The Drama Studio

    Calday Grammar School,

    Entrance from Column Rd 

    Calday School Map For Drama Studio. Youth Theatre group OTG have lesssons on Monday.
  • Calday School

    Grammar School Ln,

    West Kirby, Wirral, CH48 8GG

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You can find the youth theatre sessions at the drama studio, Calday Grange Grammar School. You can reach the studio via the following:





First session FREE

 Click the button below top sign up for a free theatre session.

Please note this for new students only*



Would you a free session?

First session totally free!*

Cost: £190 per term

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PAY online, by cheque or in cash

SAVE £30

Referral discounts available - bring a friend, save £30.

Referral discount applies to friends recommended by current member. Must complete at least one term.



Would you like to pay online?

We accept payment by all major credit and debit cards. Our online payment is managed by Stripe.

Fees are payable online via our payment portal, in cash or cheque at any session.


Paying online 

  • Please click the 'Pay Fees Now' button above this text and follow the onscreen instructions. 

Paying By Cash Or Cheque

  • Please bring a cheque or cash in an envelope marked with student’s name, youth theatre group and date.

  • Make cheques payable to ‘Off the Ground Youth Theatre’.


All fees are payable in lump sums, or in 3 equal instalments. If paying by cheque, then all three cheques must be presented at the beginning of term, dated appropriately for instalments.


If there are any difficulties with payments then contact one of our team. There is always a solution so please contact us.

*For full term and conditions, cancellation policy and code of conduct please click here.




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