WHERE IT ALL STARTED
EYT was founded in 1999 by Lynne Vaughan and Mike Cockburn as TIE, which stood for "Theatre In English / Theatre In Education". It initially had eight students, and classes took place in the Espace Théâtral Scarabaeus in Schaerbeek. Now, almost 20 years later, EYT has over 100 students spread over three teaching locations, and caters to hundreds of children and teenagers every year as Belgium's only LAMDA exam centre.
We are not a stage school. Everyone is welcome in our group, and there are no exams to pass in order to gain access. We take pride in our group's ability to make new students feel at home very quickly, and we use drama games and exercises to break down the barriers early on, allowing the students to bond and grow together.
We believe in challenging our pupils, and taking them out of their comfort zone. For a young child, that might be as simple as going on stage in front of their parents and friends. For a teenager, that might be tackling difficult issues and themes in a play. It is important to be challenged, to succeed, and to fail in order to grow.
Supporting and encouraging the student through their challenges. We provide our students with a safe environment where they can explore, converse, and build their confidence.
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF YOUTH THEATRES
EYT is a proud member of the National Association of Youth Theatres (NAYT), a British organisation whose role is to support young people through the development of excellent youth theatre. Lots more info is available on their website: