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Taking Part

Our work with young people and our local communities is a major part of our artistic life. At a deep level, it complements and enhances each of the shows we produce.

Our Taking Part team engage with over 10,000 people a year. We offer young people and our neighbours free tickets to all our shows. We also run a wide range of projects, from skills based workshops to a chance to perform on one of our stages.

We think of the Young Vic as ‘the home you didn’t know you had’.

Taking Part is one of the ways in which we keep our doors wide open – come and join us.

Our work is focused on three key areas:

To find out more about our work with schools and colleges in Lambeth and Southwark, contact 
Georgia Dale, Schools and Colleges Projects Manager, on 020 7922 2858.

Programme includes:

  • Free and subsidised tickets
  • Supportive workshops in school and on stage
  • Comprehensive resource packs
  • Work experience placements
  • Annual theatre festivals
  • Tailored projects for Special Schools and Pupil Referral Units
  • Teachers' activities

Young people

If you live or go to school in our home boroughs of Lambeth or Southwark, there are lots of opportunities to get involved with the Young Vic. You don’t have to have had any theatre experience to take part.

Interested in taking part or want to find out more? Contact Rob Lehmann Participation Project Manager, or call 020 7922 2862.

We run a wide range of free projects and workshops for 8-25 year olds throughout the year including:

  • Free tickets to Young Vic shows
  • Workshops
  • Holiday Projects
  • Specialised projects for groups
  • Backstage Pass Technical Theatre course
  • Introduction to Directing course
  • Parallel Productions

To find out more about The Two Boroughs Project for local residents and community groups, contact Kirsten Adam, Two Boroughs Project Manager, on 020 7922 2856.

Programme includes:

  • Free or subsidised tickets for residents of Lambeth and Southwark
  • Opportunity to get involved in free theatre-making activities, Theatre Club, Workshops, Tea & Tours and more - no experience necessary!
  • Tailored projects for community groups
  • Open House events
  • Annual community productions

We also have a comprehensive information pack on Careers in the Arts which has been especially developed for young people and teachers.

You can also access our archive of past projects by downloading our annual reviews.