Arcola Academy: a dynamic company of young people aged 16-20 who already have some experience and are now ready to take their skills to the next level.
Arcola Academy is a semi-professional company and the young people involved have the chance to participate in all aspects of theatre, from marketing, devising community workshops through to production management. Arcola Theatre accepts 15 members who work with a professional production team to create a full-scale production. The production is then showcased to invited industry guests as well as the general public.
Arcola Academy provides young people with a vital springboard towards further education, employment or a career in the creative industries. Past participants include 2017 The Stage Debut Award nominees Lynette Linton (Best Director), and Abraham Popoola (Best Actor in a Play).
Classes take place weekly on Mondays, 5:30-9:30pm. Performance project September 2018 – March 2019. Industry term April – June 2019.
Registration for Arcola Academy is £250 for the performance project and £80 for the industry term, payable in installments (limited bursaries for young people living in Hackney are available).
APPLICATIONS FOR 2018/19 CLOSE 3 AUGUST 2018. Auditions for Arcola Academy will take place on 16 & 17 August 2018.
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APPLICATIONS FOR ARCOLA ACADEMY 2018/19 ARE NOW CLOSED. PLEASE CHECK BACK SOON FOR INFORMATION ON THE NEXT ROUND OF APPLICATIONS.