Get Involved

Almeida Participation runs a variety of programmes that explore high quality theatre with young people and introduces them to creative skills and new opportunities. We currently run groups for young performers, critics and producers aged between 14 to 25. In the New Year, we will be launching opportunities for Young Directors.

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Current opportunities

Take part in Figures of Speech and join our Young Leaders Programme

As part of Figures of Speech we're looking for young people aged 16 – 25 with big ideas, something vital to say about the world we live in and the desire to influence positive change.

If that’s you come and take part in our exciting leadership and speech writing programme.

As part of the programme you will work with a professional writer and a director who will support you in generating ideas, structuring a speech and developing your skills in public speaking. At the end the end of this development period you will have the opportunity to record your speech with a professional film crew for online broadcast.

You don’t need any previous experience in speech writing or public speaking, you just need to have an innovative idea you want to share or have a desire to challenge and inspire people to think differently about an issue that is important to you.

There are lots of ways to get involved, we have programmes coming up in July and September.

Interested? Please follow the link to complete a short application form which you can find here.

Can’t do these dates? Don’t worry, send in your application and we can chat about the best way to make it work for you.

Young Leaders Week – July

Dates: Monday 24 July – Friday 28 July
Time: 11am– 4pm
Location: Almeida Theatre Offices, 108 Upper Street, London, N1 1QN

Young Leaders Week – September

Location: Almeida Theatre Offices, 108 Upper Street, London, N1 1QN

Questions? Get in touch with Sarah Tarry via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone020 7288 4917



We are looking for a number of young performers between the ages of 18-25 to perform in our Almeida Young Company revival of From the Ground Up, performing at Shoreditch Town Hall, London and Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh in August 2017.

From the Ground Up is a thrilling and provocative interactive show that unites and divides the audience through a series of challenging questions, stories and dilemmas, both political and personal.

The opportunity is completely free for participants and will include travel and accommodation in Edinburgh. It is open everyone 18-25 including those with limited experience of performing; all you need is bags of energy, commitment and the enthusiasm to try new things. 

The Selection Workshops will be held on:
Saturday 27 May, 10am - 12pm
Saturday 27 May, 12.30 – 2.30pm
Saturday 27 May, 3 - 5pm 
Sunday 28 May, 10am – 12pm   
Recall auditions will be held on Sunday 28 May, 1.30 - 3.30pm

To perform in From the Ground Up, you'd need to be available for ALL of the following dates:

Rehearsals in London: Monday 24 July – Friday 4 August, 10am - 6pm
Performances in London: Monday 7 August - Thursday 10 August, 10am - 6pm 
Performances at Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh: Saturday 12 August – Tuesday 29 August (Times TBC)

To apply for a place please complete an online application form here by midday on Wednesday 17 May. We will try and see as many people as possible, but please note that spaces in the workshops are limited. We’ll be in touch by Tuesday 23 May to let you know the outcome of your application. 
If you have any questions about taking part in From The Ground Up please get in touch with us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..