Holiday Theatre Workshops

Youth Projects 

The White Rock Theatre runs popular theatre projects during school holidays which allows children between 8 and 18 an opportunity to gain experience of acting and the stage. 


Summer Youth Project 2023

The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz

Summer Youth Project is a fun-filled fortnight in the summer holidays with a performance of four shows on our main stage. This year marks 20 years of White Rock Summer Youth Projects with its 20th show!

Project dates: Sun 30 July - Sat 12 August 2023
Audition date: Sun 23 April 2023
Audition Masterclass: Sat 22 April 2023
Age range: To apply for an audition, participants must be at least 8 years old and no older than 18 years old by the end of August (proof of ID may be requested).

We have very limited spaces for our FREE workshop that has been kindly funded by Talent Accelerator in Bexhill. The workshop is designed to familiarise young people with the show and the audition process. Additionally, there will be a Q&A session for parents who would like to know more about the project. Please email to register interest in a space and for an audition pack.

Talent Accelerator

The project began back in 2003 which means The Wizard of Oz will be our 20th production and will bring 100 young people together to create a truly fantastic show. The friendships, experiences and memories that are formed during our projects are wonderfully unique and last a lifetime. The project is the product of a lot of hard work, and it is only through the commitment of everyone involved that the final result is so spectacular.

Our participants have the opportunity to work with a highly skilled creative team including a professional Theatre Director, Choreographer, Musical Director, and Technical Team to create a full-scale musical on the main stage of the White Rock Theatre. Our productions feature a live band, professional lighting, sound, set, and costumes – the production this year will even see some of our young actors FLYING!

If you require any further information, please email

Previous Productions  

Previous Productions

  • 2003 - Wind In The Willows
  • 2004 - Annie
  • 2005 - Barnum
  • 2006 - Wizard of Oz
  • 2007 - We Will Rock You
  • 2008 - Boogie Nights
  • 2009 - Fame
  • 2010 - Our House
  • 2011 - The Wedding Singer
  • 2012 - High School Musical 2
  • 2013 - Footloose
  • 2014 - Hairspray
  • 2015 - Wizard of Oz
  • 2016 - Barnum
  • 2017 - Oliver! 
  • 2018 - Grease
  • 2019 - Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
  • 2021 - Matilda The Musical JR
  • 2022 - Bugsy Malone

Easter Youth Project 2023

West End Experience & West End Weenies

West End Experience logo

We are very excited to announce that West End Experience will return in 2023 for their tenth year with us!

This year’s projects offers workshops with professional West End performers on the hit shows:


The workshops offer the opportunity to work with a professional choreographer, musical director, and creative director, as well as a number of West End stars.

The project ends with a final concert style show on our main auditorium’s stage where participants will perform excerpts from these fantastic West End shows alongside professional performers. 
Ages 8-18

We are also delighted to announce the return of West End WEENIES!
Weenies is West End Experience’s ultimate introductory performing arts project and on the final day, offers an opportunity to join our West End Experience senior cast in the final show in the main auditorium!
Ages 4-7

Tuesday 11 – Saturday 15 April 2023
West End Experience - £160
Weenies fees - £100
(Fees include a complimentary T-Shirt. Sibling discount available with every full paying sibling).

For further information or to book your place, please email