66 The Cut
Waterloo
London
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Taking Part

From the plays we produce to the way we produce them and in all the other work that we do, we'd like to think there's something at the Young Vic that would interest everyone.

If you live or go to school or college in our home boroughs of Lambeth or Southwark, there are opportunities for you to get involved with the life and work of the theatre. All of this work is created by the Taking Part department at the Young Vic.

Our Taking Part programme enables 10,000 young people and local residents to see productions and to participate in a range of workshops, performances and training schemes. Our work is focused on three key areas: Schools and colleges, young people (aged 8 to 25) and our Two Boroughs project for local residents.

With the company based in the heart of Lambeth and Southwark on The Cut, we have more opportunities than ever to work with young people and engage with our local community throughout the year. Central to our philosophy is the ability to offer all our activity for free. This is made possible by generous support from many organisations and individuals.

If something you see here interests or inspires you, then please get in touch.


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

To find out more about our work with young people aged 8 to 25 years outside of school in Lambeth and Southwark, contact Sharon Kanolik, Participation Projects Manager, on 020 7922 2862.

Programme includes:

  • Workshops developing theatre skills
  • Fully resourced parallel productions working with professional theatre practitioners
  • Projects developing independent theatre-going
  • Vocational projects to develop careers in theatre, including acting, directing and technical areas
  • Specialised outreach projects to engage new audiences and participants

To find out more about The Two Boroughs Project for local residents and community groups, contact Lily Einhorn, Two Boroughs Project Manager, on 020 7922 2861.

Programme includes:

  • Free or subsidised tickets for residents of Lambeth and Southwark
  • Opportunity to get involved in free theatre-making activities - 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.

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