The Flies on the Wall Youth Theatre has received an £1,800 town council community grant.
The grant will enable the group of 30 teenagers to produce three new shows.
Jo Bousfield, who founded Flies On The Wall in 1993, said: “The financial help from Stroud Town Council means we can go to town on the costumes and set which makes the shows doubly enjoyable for cast and audience.
“I feel privileged to be able to work with these young people from Stroud with all their different personalities, skills, and styles.”
It was part of £7,696 worth of grants awarded by the town council from its Community Support Fund.
The following were awarded grants: £826 to the Citizens Advice Bureau to expand their telephone advice service; £3,000 to Stroud Valleys Project to generate a sustainable income stream; £150 to Uplands Allotments to hire a skip and £420 to Spider Lane Allotments towards rebuilding a communal bench.
Grants of £500 each were awarded to Transition Stroud for ‘Stroud Transition Action Menu’, to Ignition Gloucester for a family fun day in Stratford Park and to Stroud Festivals towards publicity costs.
The next deadline for grant applications is May 12, 2014.
“The town council is committed to supporting projects which enhance and enrich the life of our community,” said town mayor Amanda Moriarty.
Flies on the Wall’s Stargazing, a story of a society obsessed with astrology, will be staged at Lansdown Hall on Friday April 18 at 7.30pm and on Saturday April 19 at 3.30pm and 7.30pm.
Tickets are available from Star Anise Arts Cafe in Gloucester Street or on the door on the night.