Young Company

Stratford East Young Company

“The whole process has helped me feel more confident, secure and deserving of being in these kinds of spaces. I also really do feel like the bonds I've made and the things I've learnt from the other company members I’ll carry throughout my career.”Young Company Member 2021-22 

Applications for the next Young Company are now closed. 

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 2023.  
The group meet every Wednesday from 7pm9.30pm with breaks that follow the academic calendar. You can find an initial full timetable 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. 



Applications for this year's Young Company are now closed. Information about applying for 2023/4's Young Company will be announced on social media closer to the time.


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


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