Discrete mapping and research to gain an overview of the level and diversity of youth theatre and youth circus activity taking place throughout England and the UK have underpinned the development of the YPPT project from the outset.

The results of this mapping and their recommendations directly informed the design and development of many of the YPPT programme strands including the pilot projects, publications activities and the youth circus action plan and have already influenced the legacy of the project and will continue to do so.