Hertfordshire Summer Skills (2017) - Lullaby of Broadway

The Golden Age of Movie Musicals
Monday, 31 July 2017 - 12:00pm to Saturday, 5 August 2017 - 4:00pm

Creative team:

Director: Ellis Kerkhoven

Musical Director: Adam Gerber

Programme Vocal Coaches: Jane Streeton (RADA) and Sarah Hayhurst (GSA)


Hertfordshire Summer Skills has SOLD OUT


The Movie Musical is back! Following the run-away success of La La Land in 2016, YMT's Lullaby of Broadway will go back to the beginning to find out what all of the great movie musicals, and the Broadway shows that inspired them, have in common. Expect big ballads, jazz dance, romance and glamour.

From Gene Kelly to Judy Garland, there was a time when everybody was fighting to have the greatest stars sing and dance in their biggest blockbusters. So binge on the classics - Singing in the Rain, West Side Story, Funny Girl, High Society - and get ready to create your very own show inspired by The Golden Age of musicals!

Summer Skills Courses are fun-filled 6-day summer activity holidays providing intense, creative training for anyone aged 11-21 looking to explore their potential and develop their acting, singing and dancing abilities. You'll work with top theatre professionals and create a brand new show in just a week on these exciting residential projects. You'll also receive a masterclass in audition technique (ready for the 2018 YMT auditions) and some specialist training in both voice and singing from Sarah Hayhurst (Voice Tutor at Guildford School of Acting) and Jane Streeton (Head of Singing Royal Academy of Dramatic Art). Summer Skills Courses do not require an audition - so get booking as it's first come, first served!

On YMT's Summer Skills Courses, young people will have the opportunity to:

  • Create and perform a brand new musical
  • Develop skills in acting, singing and movement
  • Work with a professional artistic team
  • Boost confidence, self-esteem and teamwork skills
  • Gain a Grade 6 certificate in Musical Theatre in Production from Trinity College London
  • Contribute to Arts Award or Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Make friends with like-minded people from different backgrounds
  • Stay in residential accommodation with 24-hour pastoral care

We promise you an exciting, theatrical week full of song, dance and drama. But don't take our word for it - here's what previous course participants said:

"I don't know if anything will ever be as amazing as my time with YMT! Thank you to everyone - cast, crew and chaperones."
Kane, 12, Plymouth

"I met some fantastic people, learned so much and created something that I didn't think was possible, in a week!"
Jenny, 16, London

"YMT produces friends from different backgrounds and cultures. It bridges gaps between people who might never cross paths."
Felix, 18, Birmingham


To book a Summer Skills Course online, select your payment option from the drop-down below and click 'Add to Basket'. This will take you to the checkout where you'll be able to proceed and complete a booking form. Alternatively, call us on 020 8563 7725.

Course fees

YMT courses are heavily subsidied by Arts Council England as well as various other brilliant funders, and as a not-for-profit organisation the course fees help us to cover our costs. The course fee covers full board accomodation, the highest quality tuition, and 24-hour pastoral care.

There are two ways you can pay your course fee: (1) In full OR (2) A deposit with three subsequent instalments.

Domestic* students - £570.00 (deposit: £120)

Overseas** students - £620.00 (deposit: £170)

*Domestic is classified as British/Irish taxpayers.
**Overseas is classified as non-British/Irish taxpayers.


By car

From the M1
Leave at Junction 8 (Hemel Hempstead) and continue straight across 4 roundabouts and down the hill to the Magic Roundabout.

From the M25
Leave at Junction 20 (Hemel Hempstead) and take the A41 bypass (signed Aylesbury). Leave at the first exit (Hemel Hempstead). Go straight across the traffic lights and on to the Magic Roundabout, passing B&Q on your right on the way.

Once at the Magic (2-way) Roundabout
If coming from the M1 – take the 3rd exit on the left – Station Road
If coming from the A41 bypass - take the 1st exit on the left – Station Road
If coming on the A4146 (from Leighton Buzzard) take the 1st exit on the right
– Station Road.

When you have gone a few hundred yards down Station Road, and the cricket pitch is on your left, turn RIGHT into St. John’s Road. (There is a signpost to Lockers Park) This road will then bend to the left and you will see the church on your left. When you are level with it, turn RIGHT into Heath Lane, (there is another signpost to Lockers Park) leaving the Sports Centre on your right. (Warning – Heath Lane has speed bumps). Continue to the top of Heath Lane, which ends in a T junction with the gates of the school straight ahead.

By tube

Lockers Park School is 5 mins drive/taxi from Hemel Hempstead Rail Station with regular trains running from London Euston, Watford, Milton Keynes and Northampton.

Book over the phone

If you would like to book a Summer Skills Course over the phone, please call us on 020 8563 7725.

Book by postal form

Please download the Summer Skills Booking Form, complete and return to:

Youth Music Theatre UK

The Hub, St Alban's Fulham

2 Margravine Road, London

W6 8HJ

Select payment option

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