St Bart’s Stars Shine at National Theatre Awards!

Published 2 July 2024

Ten talented students from St Bart’s recently had the opportunity of a lifetime, performing at the National Operatic and Dramatic Association (NODA) awards ceremony!

As part of Newbury YoungStars, a local non-profit youth theatre group, students were invited to showcase their skills on a national stage after winning the prestigious district and regional awards in 2023. “It was amazing to perform at the NODA awards ceremony. And we won the District award again for Singin’ in the rain!” shared Matilda (11C1)

“Being recognised by NODA is amazing, and we all felt really proud to represent Newbury YoungStars,” said Ella (11E1). Newbury YoungStars is a non-profit organisation that provides a platform for young people to explore their passion for theatre. The group is known for its high-quality productions and commitment to fostering confidence and teamwork in its members.

“We are incredibly proud of all our students who participated in the NODA awards,” said Bex Bright, Chair of Newbury YoungStars. “Their dedication and talent truly shone through on stage, and winning the 2024 District Award is continued recognition of what we have achieved as a group.”

With the 30th anniversary on the horizon, Newbury YoungStars is already buzzing with excitement for our next production, Sister Act, to be performed at the Arlington Arts Centre on March 28th and 29th, 2025. “I am really looking forward to working on Sister Act ready for next year!” said Amelie. (10P3) Find out more on YoungStars on Facebook 0r Instagram or contact: