The Gala will feature some of this year's most creative young participants who will come together to perform Billy Elliot the Musical, as adapted for Billy Youth Theatre, under the watchful eye of Billy Elliotâs resident creative team. The selected groups will be put through their paces by the team ahead of their debut performance at the Victoria Palace Theatre, a truly unique opportunity that will give the young performers an incredible insight into the workings of a West End theatre. The Gala is the culmination of Billy Youth Theatre 2011 which celebrates the wealth of talent present in schools and youth groups across the country. Groups taking part in BYT have already performed their own productions of Billy Elliot locally and throughout May and June this year four regional theatres - the Poole Lighthouse Theatre, the Sunderland Empire Theatre, the Grand Opera House York and the Milton Keynes Theatre - played host to Billy Youth Theatre regional showcases where participating groups were invited to perform excerpts from their productions. In total, these four showcases featured over 1,000 young performers.Company Act 1 Youth Productions ( from Aberdare). Company Bristol Youth Musical Productions. Company Fearworks Media Productions (from Newcastle). Company Golden Ratio (from Reading). Company Jago Performers (from Worcester). Company Liverpool Empire Youth Theatre. Company Northern Academy of Performing Arts (from Hull). Company Shine Youth Music Theatre (from Lanarkshire). Company Stagecoach Newcastle and Sunderland. Company Stage Productions Staffordshire. Company STP Musicals (from Southampton). Company Upstagers (from Ilkley). Company Yeovil Youth Theatre.