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The National Youth Theatre of Great Britain

The National Youth Theatre of Great Britain

In memory of Edwin Shirley

The National Youth Theatre of Great Britain is very pleased that the family and friends of Edwin Shirley chose to honour his memory by asking for donations to The NYT Bursary Fund in lieu of flowers. 

Edwin was a member of National Youth Theatre in the 1960s and he loved and supported the organisation ever since.

So far we have raised £8,150.

National Youth Theatre is a world-leading youth arts organisation.  We were established in 1956 as the first youth theatre in the world and have nurtured the talent of hundreds of thousands of young people ever since.  We are a company of firsts, continually breaking the mould and cementing our reputation as a pioneer in youth arts performance.


We inspire, train, and showcase exceptional performers and theatre technicians aged 14 to 25 from Great Britain and Northern Ireland.  Each year we reach out across the UK to discover diverse new talent.


As experts in the creative youth market, we provide high quality training in both performance and technical theatre which sharpens the skills of young people and supports practical career development.  We look to give young people the competitive edge in taking up further training or entering employment.


We give bursaries to young members in financial hardship to enable them to take part in these life changing opportunities.  These are young people whose financial situation may otherwise prevent them benefitting from the excellent introduction to professional theatre that we provide.


All donations in Edwin’s memory will be acknowledged online at


Thank you for helping National Youth Theatre to continue to be as ambitious as the young people we serve.


Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on NYT’s behalf if you are eligible for this.


National Youth Theatre is a registered charity (306075 and SC043665)

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Charity details

Registered address
443-445 Holloway Road,
N7 6LW

020 7561 8661

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