Young Creators

  • Between 14 and 25? Want to get hands-on experience in a working theatre? Then Young Creators could be for you!

    Young Creators is a professional development and training programme which offers young people the opportunity to experience the practical workings of a professional theatre in a variety of areas – and it’s free!


    Young Creators Programme

    Participants on the Young Creators programme will be offered workshops and talks in the following areas:

    Creative Delivery | Directing | Writing | Devising | Children’s and Youth Theatre Direction | Lighting | Music Technology & Sound | Creative Composition & Musicianship | Dance & Choreography | Performances to Children | Wardrobe & Costume | Stage Management | Theatre Make-up | And more

    The programme runs annually from September to July.

    Applications for the 2017/18 intake are now open. To apply download and return our Application Form or for further queries contact Belinda McGuirk, Young Creators Programme Manager: belindamc@chickenshed.org.uk | 020 8216 2755


    Young Creators Trainees

    Participants on the Young Creators Trainee programme will be offered more intensive, advanced training as well as individual mentoring by staff who deliver the activities at Chickenshed. Through access to programmes across the performance, education and membership work of the company you will have the opportunity to develop skills in inclusive theatre practice within a range of environments and projects. Previous experience of the Young Creator programme is required before applying for the trainee position.

    The timetable will be flexible and can work alongside other educational or employment activities. We ask for a commitment of 15 hours a week to this programme, and trainees will receive a bursary of £50 per week to cover expenses.

    During this time the trainees will receive:

    • Mentoring from an individual Chickenshed practitioner or technician relating to a development of your skills and how these transfer into a theatrical workplace.
    • Opportunities to work within a creative team on professional theatre projects.
    • Support to plan and deliver independent work within the Young Creators programme.

    The areas with available trainee positions are:

    Youth Theatre performance | Outreach Project Delivery | Children’s Theatre Management | Performances to Children | Lighting and Sound | Choreography | Music Composition and Delivery | Youth Band Management

    To register your interest for our Young Creator Trainee positions e-mail belindamc@chickenshed.org.uk by Friday 24 February or call 020 8216 2755.

  • The Red Shoes Young Creators workshop