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.
Over the year-long programme, the Almeida Young Company aims to nuture individual voices within the company, and provide a platform for experimentation and innovation in performance.
In 2017, the Young Company collaborated with renowned Belgian theatre company Ontroerend Goed to create From The Ground Up – 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.
Currently the Young Company are working towards two shows which will be performed in summer 2018.
To apply for next years company, please sign up to our mailing list and follow us on social media.
We will begin recruitment in August 2018.