Arcola Youth Theatre

Arcola Youth Theatre is open to 13-15 year olds who live in and around Hackney. It runs two projects over three terms.

The first project runs over two terms (September – March). The groups work to devise, develop and script new short plays based on the voices and ideas of the young people. They then undertake a rehearsal process that culminates in the staging of these plays in Studio 2 for friends and family.

The second project runs in the final term (April – July) and explores alternative theatre practice, equipping the participants with new skills to create and perform theatre. Previous terms have explored live art, site-specific performance, one-to-one performance and performance poetry. At the end of term groups perform an informal showing to friends and family.

Classes take place weekly on the following evenings:

  • Tuesdays, 5.30-7.30pm 
  • Wednesdays, 5.30-7.30pm

Classes cost £70 per term. Full and part bursaries are available. Please contact rach@arcolatheatre.com for further details.

All classes are currently full but register below to join the waiting list.

Young AYT

Young AYT is a theatre programme for 9-12 year olds who live in and around Hackney. It runs two projects over three terms.

During the first project (September – March) the groups work devising short performances. They then undertake a rehearsal process that culminates in the staging of these pieces in Studio 2 for friends and family.  

The second project (April-July) aims to up-skill participants with new theatrical skills by exploring theatre practitioners and styles. Previous terms have explored Brecht, verbatim theatre, Viola Spolin and Greek Chorus. At the end of term groups perform an informal showing to friends and family.

Classes take place

  • Thursdays, 5.30-7.30pm 
  • Fridays, 5.30-7.30pm 

Classes cost £70 per term. Full and part bursaries are available. Please contact rach@arcolatheatre.com for further details.

All classes are currently full but register below to join the waiting list.