RYEDALE Youth Theatre (RYT) is in urgent need of storage facilities for its props, stage sets and costume.

The group, which celebrates its 30th anniversary next year, is looking for a permanent rental of a unit of approximately 600 sq ft in the local area, in which it could store everything in one easily accessible place.

The storage facility would also enable them to hire out costumes and props to other youth theatres and schools.

Barbara Wood, chairman of RYT, said “For the past 20 years or more the parents of two former RYT members have very kindly and generously allowed RYT to use their barn to build and store props and scenery for their annual Easter productions, including last year’s Chitty Chitty Bang Bang car.

“However, the family is unable to continue providing this facility and RYT therefore needs to find alternative storage facilities as soon as possible.”

Anyone who can help should contact RYT through its website at ryedaleyouththeatre.co.uk