C a l d e r  V a l l e y  Y o u t h  T h e a t r e

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Nearly New Sale

and Concert


22nd July at Hebden Bridge Town Hall

Thank you if you came to support us at our Nearly New Sale where we raised much needed funds towards our next show The Wiz. 


While our customers were busy shopping in the big hall at The Town Hall, 10 of our cast performed for nearly 3 hours on the side of the river on the patio in the Town Hall.  They were simply fab!!!! 


They performed songs from our recent Big Spring Concert, some of their own songs and some timeless favourites from the charts and musical theatre. 


Our audience loved it. The sun shone and our cast proved yet again that we have some truly talented children in the valley. 


BIG SPRING CONCERT 22nd & 23rd APRIL 2016 

Calder Valley Youth Theatre’s Big Spring Concert took place on Friday 22nd April and Saturday 23rd April 2016 at The Ted Hughes Theatre, Mytholmroyd. 

This was an entertaining affair, a truly local show with local people. The talent on stage was extremely befitting of the heritage that comes with Calder Valley Youth Theatre’s name and reputation, having produced such high quality shows since 1982

It was astounding to see so many vibrant, enthusiastic, talented youngsters performing to such a high standard. Given the cast age ranged between 8-17 years old, it really was remarkable to see the dedication and commitment of the last 12 weeks of rehearsals transform into a spectacular evening.

Jo Smith, the compere for the evening, sustained a warm and comical rapport with the audience. A fantastic programme showcasing individual and full cast talents provided an impressive evening of entertainment. Older members of the cast demonstrated their ability to perform way beyond their years with challenging, heartfelt vocal solos leaving the audience speechless.

The talent didn’t stop there with further dance solos and complex group numbers including energetic routines choreographed by Hannah Lawton.  Bertie Yates, another senior member of the cast, worked his magic on and off stage developing vocal arrangements for the whole ensemble. 

As well as the music, there were comedy sketches from some older members replicating a news interview, a Darth Vader sketch and the young cast members performed Albert and the Lion. The humour and timing of delivery was great for such a young production with each member confident and well presented on stage.

Of course whilst the talent throughout the evening was enviable, the show was clearly supported by a team of highly devoted individuals who support at every rehearsal and during shows. CVYT trustees, volunteers and helpers were present during the show and were evidently extremely proud of each and every cast member.

An ambitious programme brought to life by an incredibly capable cast was brought to a moving finale as the whole cast performed ‘Seasons of Love’ with an electrifying reception from the audience. 

The audience left in high spirits having enjoyed the evening immensely.

Zara Costello - Parent

PLAY IN A DAY - 27th November 2015


Our annual 'Play in a Day' was another great success thanks to the very, very hard work of our cast of 7 children and 3 older members.  Elona, Rosie, Kaia, Jonny, Iona, Ami and Martha worked incredibly hard all day to present 'Stand And Deliver', a short play about 'Dandy Jack' and the adventures of Emily Jenks. They were joined by Hannah, Frank and Jed who helped them prepare for the evening.

They pulled it all together in just a day and performed in front of friends and family at The Town Hall.  Everyone really enjoyed the humour, the drama and the effort they all put in.

Well done to you all........................

HEBDEN BRIDGE ARTS FESTIVAL 2015

In the summer sunshine, CVYT entertained the residents and visitors of Hebden Bridge with some very well rehearsed songs from popular shows and contemporary artists. Some of our most talented members performed some memorable numbers on the 'Duck Steps' in the middle of Hebden Bridge. 

Our younger members performed some amazing numbers supported by some of our older cast.   For one of our members it will be the last time she will perform with us before she goes to London to start a career in music.  For another member, it was the first time she had performed in front of an audience, not that anyone would have known of course.  

If you would like to support us at Calder Valley Youth Theatre in some way,  please get in touch on email or call us on 07557 954113


We support our members by offering them the opportunity to develop their performance skills in singing, acting and dancing. We work with the best production facilities available and as such now have an enviable reputation in Yorkshire and beyond.


If you can support us in some way, please get in touch....................

If you came to see CVYT at the Hebden Bridge Arts Festival, thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you next year. 


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'BIG SPRING CONCERT' 27th & 28th March 2015


Our 'Big Spring Concert' held at The Ted Hughes Theatre at Calder High School was, as ever, a resounding success.  Our largest cast yet of over 50 children from along the Calder Valley took part in this years concert. 


We had songs from popular contemporary artists, and music and performance from taken from some of the most iconic shows from the last Century.  


The first half was concluded by a memorable version of Micheal Jackson's 'Earth Song' which was performed by the whole cast and sang by one of our youngest members, Amber, who sang with a passion not often seen in a nine year old.  


We also had solos from some of our older and younger members, and dance routines specially choreographed for the show by Harriet and Hannah, aged just 13 and 15 respectively. 


We had a couple of hilarious sketches called '14 Yorkshire Women' by some of our younger members and a very funny short sketch called 'Fatal beating' performed by Joe and Issac. The last sketch was a great monologue from Cloe who bravely demanded attention from our fabulous audience.  


The evening ended with a rousing version from the latest big screen favourite 'Frozen' and then 'Heal the World' from the king of pop Michael Jackson. 


Yet again, we have found more talent from along the valley.  We continue to be very proud of all of our cast and grateful for the time they put in to take part in yet another excellent CVYT show.  

 A HUGE THANK YOU TO ALL PARENTS, SUPPORTERS AND OUR FAITHFUL AUDIENCES AT OUR BIG SPRING CONCERT THIS YEAR.  

WE ARE VERY GRATEFUL FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT!!

MORE INFORMATION COMING HERE LATER IN THE YEAR FOR OTHER EVENTS AND CONCERTS WE WILL BE INVOLVED IN. 

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE ON OUR MAILING LIST, PLEASE CONTACT US HERE.

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PLAY IN A DAY - Saturday 11th October - Hebden Bridge Town Hall

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HEBDEN BRIDGE 


ARTS FESTIVAL


June 29th 2014

Alex, Adam, Hannah, Frank and one of our newer cast members Megan joined the throngs at the Hebden Bridge Arts Festival to entertain members of the public on the 'wavey steps' next to the original Hebden Bridge. 


After the success of last years performance at the Arts Festival, CVYT were invited back to sing some of their favourite songs. 


100s packed the streets hear a variety of acts from a singing nun on a grand piano, lady morris dancers, and other acts from around the area. 


As usual, CVYT got some rapturous appreciation from the members of the public who stopped to watch. 

We look forward to seeing you next year at The Arts Festival.  Keep your eye on these pages for more events throughout the year.


We had the largest number of children participate in our latest Play in a Day with 17 rehearsing with us for the day.  They all worked really hard all day to practice 'Cinders' and then perform it to over 60 people in the evening.  


The play was very challenging but each and every cast member put in 100% which meant that each line was delivered confidently and the humour executed perfectly. 


Yet again we have found some untapped talent which we hope we will get to see again.  Well done to all of you!!!

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IF YOU HAVE AN EVENT YOU WOULD LIKE CVYT TO TAKE PART IN, 

PLEASE LET US KNOW.

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BIG SPRING CONCERT APRIL 2014

 

'Calder Valley Youth Theatre, you ROCK. What a fantastic group of talented children, you should all be very proud, the audience loved you!'
Yvonne Pollard
'Such a talented group of young people, loved every minute of it...Isla and Elodie you were amazing x'
Zoe Hygate

'Please pass on our thanks to all those involved in making last night's production possible.  We thought the show was hugely enjoyable to watch  - and no doubt to have been in!  The talent and confidence of all the children was unbelievable. None of this would have been possible without such a committed and hardworking team of adults.
This has been such a wonderful experience for Libby - an opportunity that would not have been available to her without all the team's hard work. 
Thank you all so much.'

Nick & Lucy James

 PLAY IN A DAY & OPEN MIC NIGHT

 

5TH OCTOBER, REHEARSAL ROOMS,

HEBDEN BRIDGE TOWN HALL

Our latest event at our new home in Hebden Bridge Town Hall was our 'Play in a Day' and our ever popular 'Open Mic Night'. We had over 60 people attend including members, parents, relatives and friends. The Play in a Day cast were fantastic and only had a couple of rehearsals during the day, but what a show they put on. There was humour, drama and a huge dose of talent from our 11 cast members.

This was followed by the Open Mic Night with amazing performances by some of our members including Erin, Otti, Elodie, Hannah, Olivia, Alex, Bertie, Danny, Sarah and her sister Hannah. We also had performances from other children new to CVYT Open Mic including Jed and Isaac.

Now we are all looking forward to 'Grease' in November and our Big Spring Concert in 2014!!!

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HEBDEN BRIDGE ARTS FESTIVAL -

JUNE 2013

1000s of locals and tourists flooded in to Hebden Bridge to watch the annual Hebden Bridge Arts Festival around the town. Some had the good fortune to stumble across Bertie, Hannah, Lilly, Alex, Harriet, Elodie, Isla and Otti. They did 2 sets and sang some great numbers from Les Mis, and some contemporary and musical classics.

 

Well done to all our cast who sang and performed with such confidence and talent, they managed to reduce some of our audience to tears!!  This should ensure that we get invited back next year.

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I wanted to write to you to thank you for an incredible show on Saturday. My daughter has recently joined CVYT and it has done her confidence the world of good!!!  Ten of us came on Saturday night to the show and was absolutley blown away by the calibre of talent in the valley.

The show was brilliantly produced and choreographed.

Thank you for what you do for our children in CVYT. What you are doing inspires and encourages young people to perform and grow as individuals and give them confidence.

We are so lucky to have such a theatre group in our area.

Susie Bamford

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 PLAY IN A DAY & OPEN MIC NIGHT

 

6th October 2012, at our rehearsal rooms in Hebden Bridge

 

Our first event at our new rehearsal rooms at Hebden Bridge Town Hall was a fantastic opportunity to see some of our younger members perform a Play In A Day. They performed 'Puss In Boots' written by Geoff Bamber and it was a thoroughly enjoyable start to the evening. Our young cast only had two rehearsals during the day and then performed it to 80 guests. The cast put on a great show and raised quite a few laughs throughout the evening with many lines of well timed humour. 

Once the audience had pulled themselves together after the hilarity of the Play in a Day , the other members of our cast performed their own versions of classic and contemporary songs. They included Jolene, Bad Day, an acoustic version of Ace of Spades, Homeward Bound, Jar of Hearts, Losing my Mind, Love Story, and Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again, finishing off with a couple of songs from one of our most popular shows, Our House.

Isla entertaining the crowds on the steps by Hebden Bridge.

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BIG SPRING CONCERT 2013

 

19th and 20th April, The Ted Hughes Theatre, Calder High School

 

Nearly 50 of our fabulous members took part in our Annual Big Spring Concert at The Ted Hughes Theatre at Calder High School. All of them were aged between 7 to 18 and put on a magnificent show for our audience of over 300 parents, grandparents and friends. This show was a fundraiser for 'Grease' later in the year, so a BIG Thank You if you came along to support us and our terrific cast of local children.

 

Songs included 'Sing' by Gary Barlow, Consider Yourself from 'Oliver', and numbers from 'Fame', not to mention some terrific comedy and Monty Pythons 'The Spanish Inquisition'.

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'Once again, another CVYT success. A great evening (again)!!

Well done everyone'

Laura Fisher-Redhouse 

'Congratulations to the cast of CVYT's Big Spring Concert. Tons of talent on the stage tonight, so well done to everyone involved' 

Abby Sheldrake 

Our fantastic young cast of Play in a Day who performed their funny play after just one rehearsal.

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We were the first to sing at newly opened Hebden Bridge Town Hall

August 2012

 

Bertie Yates was a ‘daydream believer’ when the 13 year old became the first person to sing in the new Hebden Bridge Town Hall last month, accompanied by a chorus of other members from Calder Valley Youth Theatre.

 

Bertie Yates and company sang The Monkee’s classic when the redeveloped Town Hall opened on June 23rd. They performed in front of local dignitaries including local MP, Craig Whitaker and the Mayor of Hebden Royd, Cllr Christine Davenport who had all battled the floods from the previous night’s torrential rainfall.

 

CVYT committee member, Adrian Horton said: “We were thrilled to be asked to perform at the opening of the New Town Hall and to be the first performers to sing for the folk of Hebden Bridge was an absolute privilege.”

 

The redevelopment have resulted in major restorations of the existing Town Hall, as well as a new-build wing which will become the hub for the local community for a range of different functions, events and groupsCalder Valley Youth Theatre will be one of the first groups that will be hoping to move into the renovated £3.2 million building over the summer and Adrian Horton is looking forward to the youth theatre moving in to the redeveloped Town Hall.

“Calder Valley Youth Theatre is incredibly proud to be using the new Hebden Bridge Town Hall. It is going to be a really great space for us to rehearse our next show, Andrew Lloyd-Webbers’ ‘Cats’ in November.”

 

While history was made for CVYT being the first to sing at the new Town Hall, the youth theatre hope to make further milestones under the roof of the new building in years to come from the productions they hope to hold at what looks to be an exciting, renovated rehearsal space for both the youth theatre and the town of Hebden Bridge.

View of our New Home 'Hebden Bridge Town Hall' from the Hebden Bridge