Who we are

We are an amateur youth musical theatre company, for children and young adults from local areas. We produce full shows on real stages.

Andrew Burton and David Marriott formed RARE Productions in August 2002. Having worked respectively in the entertainment industry and professional theatre, they have put their extensive knowledge to good effect producing musicals for children and teenagers.

For young people wishing to perform in full-scale musicals RARE Productions offers the ideal opportunity to work in the widest variety of professional theatres.

RARE is the largest and most prolific youth theatre company in the UK with over 16 years experience and more than 300 productions performed.

What do you get out of a RARE Show


Experience the thrill of performing in front of a live theatre audience.

Performance Skills

Improve and develop ability in acting, singing and dancing

Wider Social Circle

Develop friendships outside the normal school environment.

Team Work

Learn how to work effectively as part of a team, whilst developing a sense of personal responsibility.

Self Discipline

Build confidence personally and socially through the experience of performing.

Improve Physical Fitness

Improve stamina and coordination during warm-ups and dance routines.

Would you like to work for RARE