Young People

Young People

We are delighted to announce the restart of our Youth Theatre programmes from October 2020. Check out all the details below and get involved! 
Junior Youth Theatre (ages 11-15) 
Term begins: Mon 19 Oct 2020 
Mondays 6pm - 7.15pm 
Our Junior Youth Theatre is a weekly drama group, led by director Grace Duggan. The sessions are fun, playful and open to everyone. We’re excited to get creative again! 
Fee: £60/term (full bursaries available). Sign up here. Sign up deadline: Fri 09 Oct 2020. Please note that there are a limited number of spaces available in keeping with COVID-19 regulations.
Youth Theatre (ages 16-21) 
Term begins: Mon 19 Oct 2020 
Mondays 7.45pm - 9.30pm 
Our Youth Theatre meets weekly and is led by director Justina Kehinde. The group will explore different theatre-based techniques and use text to develop young people's performance skills and experience. The youth theatre will work towards a performance in Spring 2021. 
Fee: £60/term (full bursaries available). Sign up here. Sign up deadline: Fri 09 Oct 2020. Please note that there are a limited number of spaces available in keeping with COVID-19 regulations.
Stratford East Young Company (ages 18-25) 
Course dates: Wed 04 Nov 2020 - Apr 2021 
Wednesdays 7pm - 9:30pm 
Stratford East Young Company will work with theatre director Toby Clarke to create two new pieces of theatre - one of which will be performed on our main stage in April 2021. We are looking for people who are passionate about performing and theatre and who are ready to commit to our Young Company for a year.  

Course fee: £170 - payable in termly instalments, full/part bursaries available. Applications are now open. Please read through this form, which contains information about how to apply. Application deadline: Tue 29 Sep, 12 noon. Please note that spaces are limited.

If you have any questions about our Youth Theatres or any of our Get Involved activity, then please email

A free opportunity open to Black* theatre makers aged 16-18 in Newham and East London. Work with writer Natasha Brown and director Abigail Sewell to write and perform an audio play on Stratford East's main stage in response to our 846 Live production. *We define ‘Black’ as of Black African, Caribbean, Afro-Latinx and African-American heritage, including those of mixed-Black heritage who identify as such.

Please note that we can only take a maximum of 12 people on this project so please ensure you are available for all dates before applying for a place. You will need to be available for ALL of the following dates:

Online writing workshop with Natasha Brown
13, 15, 20 and 22 Oct, 6.30pm to 8pm

Live rehearsal of self-generated writing with Abigail Sewell and Tash Brown at Stratford East
26 and 27 Oct, 1pm - 5pm
28 Oct, 1pm - 6pm

To take part please complete this APPLICATION FORM. Applications are open until Wed 07 Oct, 10am. If you have any questions then please contact


Our Youth Theatre have been working on a spoken word project during the lockdown period. These three short films were entirely devised, written and performed by a group of Stratford East Youth Theatre members and are based on interviews with key workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. View the videos here.

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