Music Theatre 4 Youth is a Northern Ireland charity based in Belfast, providing young people from all backgrounds access to top quality musical theatre training and performance for which there is a limited local provision. Music Theatre 4 Youth are expanding their provision of masterclassed at their weekend academy for aspiring young performers, developing the professional music theatre industry locally. Masterclasses in dancing, acting and singing will be led by experts from London's West End and across Europe and students will take a recognised examination in Musical Theatre. In October 2011, the Trustees of The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation agreed to provide funding over three years to develop Music Theatre 4 Youth's weekend academy and in order that the project can be sustained. The Trustees of the Foundation were particularly impressed with the enthusiasm of the project leaders and the quality of teaching being offered.