Young People

Join our Stratford East family!

If you live, work or study in and around Newham we have LOADS of weekly opportunities for 12 - 24 year olds to discover and unleash their talents.

As well as exploring creative ideas and producing innovative, unique theatre, we are here to give a voice to the East London community and share their stories. Get involved!

Take a look below at our YOUTH THEATRES or, if you're a teacher/education professional click here.

If you want to get involved in any of our Youth Theatre companies, please email or call 020 8279 1107.


Junior Youth Theatre (12-14 Years)
Monday | 6pm-7.30pm
Devise and perform your own plays in festivals across London!
£30 Term for Newham residents.

Youth Theatre (15-17 Years)
Monday | 6pm-7.30pm
Devise and perform your own plays in festivals across London!
£30 Term for Newham residents.

Youth Theatre Plus (18-24 Years)
Thursday | 6pm-8pm
Explore text, ensemble theatre and push yourself as a performer on our stage. Youth Theatre Plus also gives you a chance to get involved with National Theatre Connections. See below for more information about this year's NT Connections.

Monologue in a Minutes (12-17 Years)
Learn and perform a one-minute monologue to enter our Monologue Slam competition.

Acting Academy (18-24 Years)
Taster sessions: Thu 16 Nov and Thu 7 Dec 2017
We are introducing an Acting Academy course in 2018 - the taster sessions (on 16 Nov and 7 Dec) will give you an idea of what to expect. Places are extremely limited, so please email to book your place.

These workshops will equip you with the tools needed as an actor to move forward in this industry from Meisner technique, Shakespeare, voice, casting and screen work. We will work closely at connecting you with the industry and support you in gaining representation.

For details about our Youth Theatres, please email or call 020 8279 1107.


Summer College
Each summer we run an incredible range of activities including workshops, masterclasses and performances. Click here for details.

Careers Advice & Guidance
Theatre can be a difficult industry to get into. Come for some advice from our directors, actors and producers. Just contact Jan to make an appointment for your FREE advice session on or call on 0208 279 1102.

NT CONNECTIONS (Youth Theatre Plus)
We are thrilled to part of NT Connections again and we'll be performing:

WHEN THEY GO LOW by Natalie Mitchell
Social media is in a frenzy over pictures of Sarah at a party on the weekend – no one knows quite what she got up to. When Miss Reef lectures the girls on taking more responsibility for their actions, Louise becomes enraged that the boys who took the pictures aren’t made accountable too. She wages war on the misogyny but when she threatens school stalwart Scott and his claim to the School Captain title, things get very nasty. A website appears, rating the girls on their appearance and shaming them for their actions. When They Go Low is about everyday feminism and the changing face of teenage sexuality in an online world. When they go low, we go high.

National Theatre Connections 2017
Connections is the National Theatre’s nationwide youth theatre festival. Connections celebrates great new writing for the stage offers a unique opportunity for youth theatres and school theatre groups to stage new plays written for young people by some of theatre’s most exciting playwrights, and to perform in leading theatres across the UK.

Theatre Royal Stratford East will host a festival involving 8 groups of talented young people both on and off stage, who will inspire and entertain audiences with plays for and about young people that are current, challenging and resonant.

Connections gives young people experience of professional theatre-making. Their experience mirrors that of a company producing a new play in any theatre in the country. Each year we are thrilled by the skill, creativity, commitment and passion that go into each production that we showcase on our main stage here at Theatre Royal Stratford East.

Click this link to see the 2017 NT Connections playlist.

Youth Theatre Plus meet weekly on a Thursday evening 7pm-9pm
Term Starts: Thursday 2 November 2017
Festival Dates: 8-12 May 2018


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