May 2023

Celebrate! Dynamo Youth Theatre 40th Anniversary Show

While King Charles was celebrating his Coronation, nearly 250 people attended Celebrate!, the Dynamo Youth Theatre 40th Anniversary celebrations at The Gaiety in Southsea.  The current Members performed excerpts from shows previously performed by the company over the four decades and several times they had ex Members on their feet joining in with words and moves.

The evening was ‘hosted’ by five ex Members – Alex Booth, Max Short, Callum West, Callum Cairns and Ryan Rock who introduced the acts and kept the evening flowing with anecdotes from past Members both in person and on screen.

Ex Members Ryan Crellin Simpson, Abi Jeffery, Jay Jupe, Alice Mayhead, Charlie Palmer, Matt Sackman and Jennie Wade gave everyone a treat by reprising songs they had performed during their time at Dynamo.  There were many tributes to Andrew Bowker during the evening from past members and volunteers and a presentation was made on behalf of the Trustees to show their appreciation of the work Andrew continues to do for the Group.

The video and audio tributes from the evening can be found here.

March 2018

It’s AGM Time again – Monday 30th April 7pm 2018

Dynamo Logo

It’s AGM Time again, please do come along to The Pallant Centre, The Pallant, Havant to support and hear a review of the past year and upcoming plans for the group.

Monday 30th April 7pm 2018

As you know, Havant Dynamo Youth Theatre has been successfully run by volunteers, usually parents of members and ex-members. However we still need help with all aspects of the group both behind the scenes and during show productions.

Perhaps you can join the Dynamo committee? become a Trustee or offer help with any aspect of the group from show production & fund raising to publicity & construction.

Importantly, this year we have 2 posts to fill on the committee for Secretary and Vice Chair, so hopefully you will be interested or know of someone to fill these important roles: These are very important roles to fill so that the Theatre group can continue to provide such an excellent experience for the children that pass through its doors. Please consider if you would be willing to offer your services.

Please do not be afraid to come forward speak to either Mo Whiting, Tony Goodbody, or our chairman Richard Watts.

See you on the 30th!

February 2018

Jay Jupe

Jay Jupe

Dynamo Youth Theatre are happy to again be performing with Jay Jupe, Jay is an ex member of the group who has now gone on to start a career as an opera singer.

This concert will take place on Saturday 24th March 2017 at Park Community School’s Theatre, tickets cost £7.50 or £2.00 for students and are available from The Spring Arts Centre 023 92 472700 doors open at 7:00pm.

April 2017

Quiz night: Forties to Noughties

Forties to Noughties (1940’s – 2000’s)

Monday 1 May 2017

At St Faith’s Church Hall (Pallant Centre)

Teams of 8 Members Maximum

(bring your friends and family)

£3 per person

7pm to start 7:30pm til 9:30pm

Soft drinks Provided

Food/alachol (not provided – please bring your own)


January 2017

Theatre group ready for Joseph and his Dreamcoat

LAST-MINUTE preparations are being made for a youth theatre’s production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat.

While everyone else was enjoying Christmas festivities, the 50-strong members of Havant Dynamo Youth Theatre (HDYT) were busy rehearsing for the performance, which begins tomorrow night at St Faith’s Church Hall, in Havant.

Pauline West, who is supporting HDTY, said: ‘The members thrive on being involved in this shared experience and rise to the various challenges of blocking and setting the large cast on stage through discussion and suggestions between themselves.

 ‘While rehearsals are in full swing, the stage is transformed by a nucleus of volunteer helpers consisting of the parents and families of current and ex-members of the company.

‘Instead of enjoying a relaxing seasonal break, this small group of supporters has extended the stage and constructed the tiered seating.

‘They have made costumes and installed the lighting and sound equipment, have painted and designed the set and made or sourced props.

‘The sounds of hammers and drills are interspersed with snippets of dialogue or the wonderful harmonies of the cast as they ring out in the large hall.’

At the hub of the group is artistic director Andrew Bowker a retired teacher.

 He has led HDYT, with the help of the committee, for 37 years.

Pauline added: ‘Andrew has created a company where the young people are expected to take on more responsibility as they progress and gain experience in all aspects of theatre.

‘HDYT is not a performing arts school but a place where the members gain skills through collaborative working that give them confidence to carry with them for life.’


Reproduced from the Portsmouth Evening News Wednesday 4th January 2017

October 2016

Fright Night

Dynamo are holding a fright night on Monday 31st October 2016

The evening will start at 5:30 and is open to anyone who would like to know more about joining the group. The evening will end with a short performance between 7:00 and 8:00


April 2016

Treasure Hunt

A BIG thank you to all of the sixth former’s for organising this event, and those people that came and supported them, you raised an massive £430.40. Well done to everyone involved.

Microsoft Word - may day tresure hunt leaflet

Please come and support our Six form members with their May Day Treasure Hunt. This event promises to be full of family fun as you follow the treasure trail around the town.
Tickets are available on Monday and Thursday sessions or on the day.

April 2016

DYT’s 35th Birthday event cancelled

We very much regret that due to the lack of ticket sales we have been forced to cancel this event.
If you have already purchased tickets we will be in touch shortly to arrange a refund