Arcola Academy

Arcola Academy Winter Project 2023

Arcola Academy for ages 18-25 yrs.

With thanks to Hackney Council, Arcola Theatre are running a theatre training and development opportunity for people aged 18-25 years who live, work or study in Hackney. This is a financially supported theatre training programme and performance opportunity for young people who would like to gain experience in collaborative theatre making and the theatre industry. Participants can specialize in performance or stage management.
This term we will be co creating a short Christmas play with and for Hackney Primary School children. If you are looking to develop your performance skills and theatre training and are interested in working with children, then please get in touch!
The performer and stage manager positions have trainee fees thanks to Hackney Council which means you can learn and earn!
To be considered for a place this autumn/winter, please apply by Sunday 1st Oct 2023 by emailing your CV and cover letter to
Interviews/auditions to be held Thursday 5th October 2023
Positions open:
Stage Manager
Assistant Director/Facilitator
Project Coordinator

Follow the links above for further details.


Arcola Academy provides young people with a vital springboard towards further education, employment or a career in the creative industries. Past participants include Lynette Linton (Artistic Director, Bush Theatre) and Arinze Kene (Misty, Bush Theatre and Trafalgar Studios).

 Previous Arcola Academy productions:

  • THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISSOCIA by Anthony Neilson (March 2019)
  • CONSENSUAL by Evan Placey (March 2018)
  • USED BLOOD JUNKYARD by Alberto Villarreal Translated by Simon Scardifield (January 2014)
  • THE RED HELICOPTER by Robin French (July 2013)
  • CLOWN SEX by Natasha Sutton Williams (June 2012)

If you have any questions, please email