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The Young Vic theatre lives right on the border of Lambeth and Southwark and has a deep history within these two boroughs.

Frequently asked questions

Two Boroughs strives to build a local community around our theatre. Our friends and neighbours are really important to us. They are our beating heart, and we believe that if you live in one of our two boroughs, you should visit us at least once. If you don’t like it, you never need to come back, but there’s a chance that this will be the start of a lifelong relationship.

You don’t need any previous experience of theatre to take part in any of our workshops or events. All you need to do is be curious, call us, email us, pop by, and sign up to whatever takes your fancy.

Two Boroughs is open to all residents of Lambeth or Southwark. Once registered you’ll have the chance to come and see a show for free at the Young Vic as well as a range of free workshops, theatre club, projects and events throughout the year. We have long-term projects, day time workshops, evening events. We like to think there’s something for everyone. Come along and see what you think.

To sign up, email twoboroughs@youngvic.org with your name, home address, a contact phone number and your date of birth. Alternatively, ring 0207 922 2861 or pop into the Young Vic.

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Neighbourhood Theatre is supported by Big Lottery Fund
and Paul Hamlyn Foundation.  

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Taking Part Stories at the Young Vic

"I enjoyed the project so much. It has given me a lot of confidence and I have met some wonderful people. It has encouraged me to see more theatre and become more involved. This was something just for me...thank you." Hestia participant


Two Boroughs activities include:

Inside... Weeks

These week-long projects focus on a Young Vic show, looking at a particular element of the production. The group taking part see the show and work with a professional director over the week to explore the show. Previous Inside…weeks have explored Happy Days, 1927’s Golem and A Streetcar Named Desire.

Theatre Club

Theatre Club is a bit like a book club - but for plays. Two Boroughs members come and see a Young Vic show, and are then invited to come together to have a snack and something to drink, and chat about what they thought of the production. It is very low key, no one who has worked on the show will be present (so no one to offend!), and there are no right or wrong answers or opinions. It’s a great opportunity to meet new people, and say what we really think.
Take a look at our blog posts to find out more.

Tea and tours

We offer backstage tours to individuals and local groups from our community, followed by a cup of tea and a chat with some of the Young Vic team. Come and find out more about the Young Vic’s history, and have a look round the parts of the building you wouldn’t normally get to see.

Workshops (Onstage and Outreach)

Throughout the year we run a variety of projects and workshops in response to the shows we have on in our theatres. No prior experience is required, and anyone can take part. Workshops are often run by people working on the productions, and sometimes take place on the Young Vic stage, giving participants a chance to get a flavour of what goes on backstage. Previous workshops have included puppetry, technical theatre, playwriting and directing.

The Cut Cart

Coming to a street near you, the Cut Cart took its inspiration from the Young Vic’s own history as a butchers. It is a rag and bone cart for stories, seeking to gather tales of The Cut from residents past and present.

Neighbourhoods Watch

We know our neighbours but do you know each other? This is an opportunity to have a pre-show mingle with other members of Two Boroughs seeing one of our shows.

Open House

Sometimes we throw open our doors for a party. Come and check out the building, meet new friends, and most importantly … have fun! Parties are themed to run alongside our main house shows. A feast for Feast, some sizzling tap dancing for The Scottsboro Boys.

The Making of The Sound of Yellow

Film by Nimer Rashed.

Are you part of a community group?

If you are part of a local community group within Lambeth or Southwark, you can also get free tickets and specific tailored projects or workshops. Each year we work with up to three local community groups on specifically tailored projects. Get in touch now to find out how your group could get involved.

Click here to find out more.

Make a difference

We can't do any of this without the support of generous individuals and organisations. Find out how you can support our work in our local community.

With thanks to IHS Markit, lead sponsor of the Young Vic's Funded Ticket Scheme.