Honoring Bill Kenwright

The RYTC team was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of our friend and patron Bill Kenwright CBE. 

Bill was a partner, father, grandfather, great friend and patron. He will be missed by many and this is testament to his giving nature and impact on the theatre and creative arts space. The team wanted to honour his legacy and influence with this memorial page.

The RYTC’s Artistic Director started her career in Bill Kenwright’s work family. Bill told her to go and open her own youth theatre, because ‘being creative is so important for our kids!’ His mantra… “go and do it”!! And if “it” is right – then you can’t fail.”

To name only a fraction of the awards and achievements Bill received are the notable honour of a CBE in 2002, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Theatrical Management Association in 2008, and an honourary BBC Radio 2 special episode of Friday Night in 2017 broadcast from the London Palladium itself. Bill was nominated for a London Theatre Critics’ Award for West Side Story and a Tony Award for Blood Brothers.

This multi-award winning career saw Bill’s West End productions constantly in notable venues such as the RSC, Dominion, Palladium, Apollo and many others. Ensuring his legacy as one of the UK’s most successful theatre producers.

Bill embodied the spirit of empowering young people through creative opportunities. His legacy will be felt and continued through the many groups and communities he supported with the mission of providing opportunities to local young people. Bill made his community and generations of people richer through experiences such as finding like minds, getting creative and fostering confidence in young people.

The RYTC in memory of Bill will continue to “go and do it” as his legacy will continue to empower our team, kids and encourage everyone to be creative.

Our thoughts are with Bill’s family at this difficult time and also with the many people we know he impacted for the better.


Working With You

With Schools

We offer online and in-person opportunities for students to develop their creative abilities in a supportive environment.


  • On tour shows
  • Workshops
  • Projects & courses (that result in a final performance)
  • Play in a day, week or term (for children to choose the topic of interest or issue that they want to address and we provide a safe setting for them to explore it creatively)

With Businesses 

We offer

  • tailor-made shows and workshops for schools on business-related themes
  • training and workshops for employees in public speaking
  • team-building initiatives.

We also offer adopt-a-student or adopt-a-school sponsorship opportunities.

With Communities

We bring local communities together with bespoke storytelling projects, personalised for the needs of your area.

With Families

Our mentors are devoted to helping your family or student with therapy, counselling, and mentorship. We’re here to provide the support your family needs so your student can build a strong base in their creative field. 

For an example of our therapeutic projects click below.


With Partners

We often collaborate and partner with similar organisations from around the world that operate with the same vision and values.


Collaborating with

Our Partners

Have A Question?

Drop your query. We’ll get back to you as soon as possible.