Big Box Youth Theatre Group was originally part of the Nottingham Operatic Society, and its origins go back to the 1970’s. In 1974 The Nottingham Operatic Society’s show was Lionel Bart’s ‘Oliver’ and the cast and committee at that time had their first experience of auditioning large numbers of children. Not only were the numbers of applicants outstanding, but also the talent. The enthusiasm shown on stage by the children was such that the Society decided to harness the young talent and form a junior group.
The junior group changed its name to the ‘Nottingham Operatic Society (NOS) Youth Group.
In 2012 the Youth Group took on its New title of ‘Big Box Youth Theatre’ and under its new name has performed:
2012 Alice in Wonderland Jnr
2013 Brooke Bond’s First Case, & The Hysterical History of The Trojan War
2014 Panto Robin Hood & Into the Woods Jr
2015 Paint your Panto & Disney’s Beauty & The Beast Jr
2016 The Snow Queen
There have been some outstanding performances over the years, with many of the group’s members going on to join the Senior Societies, and many who now work in all areas of performing arts.
In Recent Years the Youth Group has been nominated by NODA for ‘Best Youth Production’ for Bugsy Malone, West Side Story, Summer Holiday and Alice in Wonderland Jnr. Winning the title in 2008 for Bugsy Malone and 2010 for West Side Story