Young Company

Stratford East Young Company

“I think Stratford East has really allowed me to feel like I can take up space and that when performing I don't need to feel like I have to hold back and can instead own my moment, not run away from it.” Young Company Member 2022-23 

Applications for the next Young Company are now closed. If you would like to hear about similar opportunities, please email

The Stratford East Young Company are a group of actors and theatre-makers aged 18-25, primarily from East London*, who are interested in taking the next step towards a career in the arts. As a Young Company member, you’ll have access to alternative professional training, working with Director Katie Greenall over a 10-month programme. You will have the opportunity to work in a supportive and inclusive learning environment to nurture and develop your talents, collaborating with a writer to create a brand-new play at Stratford East in July 2024.  
The group meet every Wednesday from 6.30pm9pm with breaks that follow the academic calendar. Please find an initial full schedule here. 

The Young Company will: 

  • Work with a Director, Writer and Stratford East’s Production Team to create a brand-new piece of theatre for Stratford East’s Main Stage
  • Take part in weekly workshops to further develop skills in various performance and theatre-making techniques 
  • Work collaboratively with like-minded young theatre-makers and performers, sharing skills and forming a supportive company 
  • Take part in workshops with industry professionals and start to build a network of industry contacts. 


* (Newham, Hackney, Waltham Forest, Tower Hamlets, Greenwich, Redbridge, Barking & Dagenham, Havering) 


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