Almeida Summer Sessions

Interested in acting but don’t know where to start? Want to write something and perform it on stage?

If you are 14-18 and curious about making theatre, then this is the project for you!

Almeida Summer Sessions is a week run by professional artists where you can explore acting, writing and directing and collaborate with other young people to perform on the Almeida stage.

You’ll get an exclusive insight into plays which have been created by the Almeida Young Company and backstage access to one of London’s most exciting theatres. No prior experience is required, just an interest in theatre and willingness to develop new skills and meet new people.

The project dates are:

23 July (7pm)  Meet the group and watch this year’s Young Company shows
29 July-2 August (10.30am-4.30pm)  Rehearsals and workshop sessions
1 August (3pm)  Performance sharing

What will I get from taking part?

By taking part in this project you will:

  • Develop your skills as a performer
  • Find out more about theatre making and the roles of actor, writer and director
  • See two brand new full length productions created by the Almeida Young Company
  • Have the option to gain an Arts Award certificate
  • Make your own short pieces of theatre, supported by  professional artists
  • Perform on the Almeida stage at the end of the week

Who will be teaching the project? 
Almeida Participation Associates Jo Carey, Rachael Nanyonjo and Alex Brown 

Do I need any particular skills or experience to take part?
No, just being up for performing and curious to find out more about theatre making

How do I apply?
Fill in your details HERE and will we contact you.
Or if you have any questions, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call 020 7288 4968 and ask for Alex.

Is there anything I need to bring or wear? 
Comfortable clothes you can move about in and trainers

How do I pay for this project?
This is a free project, there is no charge for taking part

I have additional needs. Can I still take part?
We have places available on all our projects for individuals with additional needs. Get in touch so that we can discuss your requirements and do our best in supporting you.

Where is the project taking place? 
The Almeida Theatre, Islington, N1 1TA