More than 70 youngsters took to the stage to showcase their talents with their end of term pantomime.
The students, aged from five right up to 18, were all from the Princes Youth Theatre Workshop and put on their version of Peter Pan for their parents and friends.
They sang, danced and acted in the performance which included plenty of fun, old jokes and audience participation.
Youth Theatre Director, Melissa Wenn, said: “They all loved performing in the show and the skills gained - such as confidence, team work and self-management - are invaluable to young people.
“They are very lucky to perform in a professional theatre with so many facilities to support their learning.”
The group is looking forward to celebrating 30 years in 2018 and the next term starts on January 10.
Mick Skeels, Tendring District Council’s Cabinet Member for Tourism and Leisure, said it is fantastic that so many young people get the chance to showcase their talents.
“We are delighted to be teamed up with such a professionally run group as the Princes Theatre Youth Workshop and it is amazing that they have been going strong for almost three decades,” he added.
“I wish them every success for the next 30 years and hope that the young people go on to achieve their goals and aspirations.”
Anyone wanting more information about the workshops should contact the Princes Theatre box office on 01255 686633.