Youth Theatres


We will be holding open auditions on Thu 11 Oct from 6-8pm for young people to join our Youth Theatre Companies. Audition for:

YOUTH THEATRE PLUS - working on a response piece to Noughts & Crosses

NATIONAL THEATRE CONNECTIONS - working on the play Chaos

ACCESS TO ACTING - working with our partners Young & Talented to enable emerging actors to develop their skills

Please contact Darnell Shakespeare for all the information about auditions.



Youth Theatre (13-15 Years)
Monday | 6pm-7.15pm
Devise and perform your own plays in festivals across London!
£50 Term

Youth Theatre Plus (16-20 Years)
Monday | 7.30pm-9pm
If you are interested in auditioning for our National Theatre Connections productions, you must come along to Youth Theatre Plus for more info.

For details about our Youth Theatres, please email Darnell Shakespeare on 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 Sharkey-Dodds to make an appointment for your FREE advice session on or call on 0208 279 1101.


One Newham: the new body bringing together voluntary organisations in Newham

Jan Sharkey-Dodds, our very own Head of Young People’s Work, is on the Board of One Newham, being an advocate for young people in the vibrant Newham voluntary sector.

What is One Newham?
It is a new entity that will tender for and manage contracts and grants on behalf of consortia of local voluntary and community organisations. It has been set up by local voluntary and community organisations because we are committed to bringing significant new funding into the borough and to ensuring that the voluntary and community sector can continue to play a key role in improving the lives of local people.

We will deliver high quality services through local organisations which share opportunities and responsibilities and are rooted in the community to improve the lives of local people. We believe that the creation of One Newham will open new contracting and grant opportunities, promote joint working and encourage organisational learning and development for its members.

One Newham’s Board is made up of local voluntary and community organisations who are members of One Newham and it will be established as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO), registered with the Charity Commission.

What do One Newham plan to do?
• Ensure that services are person-focused and that their need is at the heart of all provision.
• Ensure Newham residents have access to consistent, accessible, high-quality and well-resourced services.
• Secure funding and contracts to support One Newham member organisations to become, or continue to be, sustainable.
• Increase the capacity for consortium members to be more involved in the design and delivery of services and to be able to influence and shape public sector
• strategic policy.
• Develop new ways of joint working and pilot innovative approaches.

Interested to know more?
Please contact Jan Sharkey-Dodds on

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