Almeida Academy

The Almeida Academy is for little people with BIG ideas.

Almeida Academy runs projects during school holidays providing exciting theatre workshops for young people aged 5–14. Sessions aim to build confidence, creativity and social skills. We believe in investing in young artists from this young age, to nurture and drive their creativity and curiosity.

The Almeida Academy puts these young creators at the centre of all our work and young people have the opportunity to work with industry professionals, who learn as much from the young people as the young people learn from them. It is this reciprocal relationship that allows the work to be bold, adventurous and playful.

We are ambitious in our vision of the work we create with the Almeida Academy and embrace the fun and colourfulness of each individual in every session.

If you would like more information regarding our Academy projects, or would like to express an interest in enrolling your young artist, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 020 7288 4916.

Past Academy Productions
In 2019, the Almeida Academy groups again worked with writers Emma Pritchard and Sam Gayton to create two new pieces of performance. The young people devised and workshopped ideas with the writers, before performing at the Pleasance Theatre, on Sunday 6 July, 2019. 
Pirate Queen by Emma Pritchard
Scouts Vs. Zombies by Sam Gayton

Pirate Queen Photos

Pirate Queen Photos

Pirate Queen Photos

Pirate Queen Photos

Pirate Queen Photos

Pirate Queen Photos

Pirate Queen Photos

Pirate Queen Photos

Pirate Queen Photos

Pirate Queen Photos

Pirate Queen Photos

Scouts vs. Zombies Photos

Scouts vs. Zombies Photos

Scouts vs. Zombies Photos

Scouts vs. Zombies Photos

Scouts vs. Zombies Photos

Scouts vs. Zombies Photos

Scouts vs. Zombies Photos

Scouts vs. Zombies Photos

Scouts vs. Zombies Photos

Scouts vs. Zombies Photos


Photos by Ellie Kurttz

In 2018, the Academy worked with writers Emma Pritchard and Sam Gayton through a series of workshops and rehearsals to create two brand new pieces of theatre, which were performed on the Almeida stage on Sunday 18 July 2018.
Moon Hoax 

The Guardians 

The Great Moon Hoax

The Great Moon Hoax

The Great Moon Hoax

The Great Moon Hoax

The Great Moon Hoax

The Great Moon Hoax

The Great Moon Hoax

The Great Moon Hoax

The Great Moon Hoax

The Guardians

The Guardians

The Guardians

The Guardians

The Guardians

The Guardians

The Guardians


Photos by Ellie Kurttz.