Applications are now open for the Almeida Young Company (14-18 and 18-25) 2018/19
The Almeida Young Company is year round ensemble which aims to create the theatre artists of the future. Each year we bring together young theatre makers to create vibrant work inspired by big ideas.
There are two Young Company groups: 14–18 years and 18–25 years. The groups meet weekly to explore acting, writing and devising techniques, as well as working with a wide variety of outside practitioners to explore bold ways of telling stories and create urgent and exciting theatre.
The Young Company (14-18) meet on Monday evenings from 7-9pm and the Young Company (18-25) meet on Tuesday evenings from 7-9pm.
Over the year-long programme, the Almeida Young Company aims to nurture individual voices within the company, and provide a platform for experimentation and innovation in performance.
How to apply
As we endeavour to see all applicants who apply we ask that you attach a recent photo of yourself to the application. This is purely so we are able to put a face to a name so please don’t worry about sending a professional photo!
Young Company Application Form
Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form
Applications for our Young Artists Programmes have closed. We are currently inundated with sorting out applications, but we aim to respond to applicants by Wednesday 19 September. If you have not been contacted, please give the Participation Team a call.
Selection workshops will take please at a venue in Islington on the following dates;
First Round Selection Workshops
Almeida Young Company 14–18 – Saturday 22 September
Almeida Young Company 18 – 25 - Sunday 23 September
Almeida Young Company 14-18 - Saturday 29 September
Almeida Young Company 18-25 - Sunday 30 September
We may schedule alternative first round and recall auditions depending on the amount of applications we receive.
We expect a large demand for places and please note priority will be given to those not currently in training.
We will be in touch to confirm allocated audition slots in mid-September.
Last year’s Almeida Young Company worked with a professional production team to create two brand new pieces of theatre written specifically for them and to be performed on the Almeida stage.
The 14-18 company performed Luke Barnes’s original script Loki and Cassie: A Love Story, exploring themes of masculinity, teenage relationships and the darkest corners of modern society.
The 18 – 25 Young Company collaborated with writer Molly Taylor to create Cacophony which was inspired by the ideas in Jon Ronson’s book, 'So You Think You’ve Been Publicly Shamed'. Both shows played to a sold out Almeida auditorium in July 2018.
In summer 2016 the Young Company devised a piece of work entitled From the Ground Up alongside Joeri Smet, a founding member of Belgian theatre collective Ontroerend Goed. Every element of this original immersive production was worked on in collaboration with the Young Company. It was a thrilling and provocative interactive show that united and divided the audience through a series of challenging questions, stories and dilemmas, both political and personal. After a two-week London run at Shoreditch Town Hall, From The Ground Up continued on to a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe 2017.