The Stage Door Youth Theatre Company is a not for profit community organisation that was established in 2005 by its Artistic Director – Janet Philbrook. It has fast become a very prolific group with the Pendle theatre goers and its audiences grow in number with each show presented. Its popularity has not only encompassed the hearts of the audiences, but young people of all ages want to be a part of this growing company.
Stage Door now has 5 strands to its work: Stage Door Youth Theatre, Stage Door Theatre Company (for adults), Stage Door Performance Academy, Stage Door Fringe Company and Stage Door Schools Projects.
The success of the company lies in its driving force for professionalism and to be a creative leader and beacon for young people – this is at the core of all its work. This does, however, prove to be challenging for its other core mission – to be all inclusive and celebrate all young people. Membership numbers in the mainstage Youth Theatre are kept to a minimum for health and safety and safeguarding measures but also to be able to progress its members creatively, on every level and stage of their development as an artist.