Almeida For Free

Almeida For Free is an exciting festival for 25s and under. The festival gives young people the chance to see our shows for free and also take part in a wide variety of workshops, activities and debates which cover everything from acting and writing, to theatre-making and design.

It is a celebration of young people’s creativity that takes over the whole theatre, and aims to give an insight into the way we work at the Almeida.

If you want to be the first to find out about our next Almeida For Free festival, register for an account here and opt in for emails for 16-25s.

Have a look at our previous Almeida For Free festivals: 

Three Sisters 
Almeida for Free: Three Sisters was a one day festival featuring workshops by director Rebecca Frecknall, assistant director Ebenezer Bamgboye and writer Yomi Sode. The festival also saw performances by Eric MacLennan and young artists on the Young Producer Takeover stage.

The Wild Duck 
Almeida For Free: The Wild Duck was the first one-day festival we ran. The day featured workshops from The Writer's director and writer Blanche McIntyre and Ella Hickson, an in converstation event with director Robert Icke, followed by a free performance of the production. 

Summer and Smoke
Almeida For Free: Summer and Smoke saw the festival return bigger and better with workshops run by director Rebecca Frecknall and performances by drag supergroup Denim. We engaged with over 20 youth groups throughout the festival, bringing in new audiences from diverse backgrounds over the 3 days.

Almeida For Free: Hamlet was the first of its kind. During the five days of the festival, over 1000 free tickets were made available for 25s and under. 2,260 young people participated in events and workshops, 69% of whom had not visited our theatre before.