MPYTMid Powys Youth Theatre (Powys, Wales)
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"The council is not in a position to provide the same level of support to other youth theatre groups which has been available to MPYT due to the financial pressures the council is facing.
Without MPYT the hundreds of young people who have gone on to create careers as actors, stage managers, lighting designers, sound engineers, camera men and women, events organisers, dancers, playwrights, directors, choreographers, musicians, musical directors, set designers, costume designers, theatre administrators, youth theatre leaders, producers and people who have enough faith in themselves to create a better world, would not exist as they do today.
By cutting MPYT Powys County Council are cutting a direct link into all of the above professions.
To bring the arts to as wide an audience as possible, MPYT has introduced a Monday-night "pay as you can" performance at which audience members will be asked to pay what they are able.