Beyond Face Youth Company is a fantastic opportunity for young people of the Global Majority aged 12-16 to work with professional theatre makers in a professional studio space to learn theatre and performance skills, perform, create their own theatre, writing and movement. 

Over the years the youth company has performed their own productions such as Where’s Abi? By Titilola Dawudu and most recently their production Grow Up. We work closely with other youth theatre companies such as Doorstep Arts and Company Three on a variety of exchange projects.

Come join us at our event all about creative careers! We’re all about connecting, creating, and conversing about jobs in the arts.

What to expect:

Date: 29 May

The Professional Development Programme Foundation Plus is a one-year course for students aged 18+ who have left full-time education.

With 20.75 hours of contact time per week, our small cohorts and incredible staff/student ratios enable a laser focus on the skills required to achieve drama school entry whilst enabling students to train without the additional costs and disruption of relocation.

Unlike a standard foundation course students benefit from being part of the PDP training theatre company and participate in two major productions during the year. Students successfully completing the PDP Foundation Plus course will receive an ATCL Diploma (Level 4) qualification in Musical Theatre or Performing Arts from Trinity College.

Put simply, this represents a fantastic opportunity to benefit from a training course and, simultaneously, join a training theatre company that emphasises student welfare and mindfulness—a combination not available anywhere else at this level.

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This unique combination of training, production, and enrichment activities can be offered here at BIGLITTLE without requiring students to relocate to London with the related upheaval and cost.

BIGLITTLE is proud to be well acknowledged by top London drama schools and theatre professionals meaning we can provide the highest quality of teachers and creatives. All our teachers have extensive industry experience as actors, directors/choreographers or musical directors, and many also work at top theatre schools in London and elsewhere, including ArtsEd, Mountview, LSMT, Emil Dale, GSA, PPA, RWCMD and others.

This programme gives you access to that level of training without leaving home!

Regular staff and recent guest teachers include;
Lucy Jane Adcock, Natasha J. Barnes*, Colin Billing [BIGLITTLE Principal], Michelle Blair, Albey Brookes [Foundation Plus Course Leader], Adam Jarrell, Jessica Fossey, Don Gallagher, Mark Goldthorp, Emily Goodenough, Llandyll Gove, Ryan Gover*, Adrian Grove, Lauren Hall, Nick Hayes*, Lynn Howes, Kelly Knight* [Head of BIGLITTLE Youth Theatre], Tom Lorcan, Matthew Malthouse [PDP Course Director], Ben Mundy, Dan Partridge*, Nigel Richards, Laurie Scarth, Caine Stanton, Michael Watson, Emma Woods [PDP Head of Dance], Lisa Zahra

You can learn more about all the faculty here.

We are searching for 16 young performers to be part of our Youth Ensemble for Pinocchio.

Pinocchio is our Christmas production for 2024, and will be written and directed by Emma Williams. This year’s Youth Ensemble’s role in Pinocchio will mostly involve dancing and acting. The young performers will also be involved in some group singing, though singing experience is not essential. The 16 young performers will form two casts who will take part in 16 performances each.

Applications close on Sunday 9 June with auditions due to take place on Sunday 7 July.

Join our popular Summer School!

Young people will take part in creative masterclasses alongside games and improvisation, all led by skilled practitioners. The week will culminate with a showcase for family and friends, and is a great opportunity to get creative, make new friends and learn valuable skills.

When: 12 - 16 August 2024, 10am-4.00pm

Bursaries are available.

National Youth Theatre is offering over 500 young Londoners creative mentoring opportunities. Combining NYT’s award-winning and industry-recognised training programmes with new focused support strands, young people will build skills, confidence, and networks that lead to creative careers.

Funded by the Greater London Authority New Deal for Young People, over 6 months you will receive group mentoring from the National Youth Theatre team, our Associate Artists, and other industry professionals.

Deadline: 10am, Monday 20 May

If you're interested in training as an actor and would like to experience LAMDA Life, join us for our Introduction to Actor Training short courses.

Each day will be made of skills classes and project work.

With classes in acting, voice, movement and singing, you will get an insight into the core skills of actor training offered at LAMDA. Your tutors will work with the group to create a supportive environment where you can work collaboratively with like-minded individuals. The course is tailored to the cohort's need, so will be adapted to support your collective skill set and interests.

Project directors will work with students every day on a collection of scenes. The combination of skills classes and rehearsals reflect a typical timetable at LAMDA, and the rehearsal project enables you to practice everything you’re learning in your skills classes. The rehearsal process will culminate in a relaxed internal sharing of work on the final day.

Deadlines:

28 June 2024 at 3pm - for ages 26+

5 July 2024 at 3pm - for ages 16 and 17

2 August 2024 at 3pm - for aged 18 to 25

NDCWales Young Associates provides inspirational contemporary dance training for young Welsh or Wales based dancers aged 13-18.

Sessions run on Sundays during Welsh school terms from 10:30am – 2.00pm with some additional workshop days. Sessions are taught by the Engagement Dance Artist, NDCWales Company Dancers and guest artists.

We have a limited number of places available and successful applicants are chosen through a FREE workshop audition in the form of a contemporary technique class where dancers can show their skills, creativity and potential.

We welcome young dancers from a range of dance backgrounds. If you're interested and passionate about dance, whatever your experience, we'll support you to apply

Bursaries are available for young dancers on the programme through a simple, quick and easy process. If you are finding that money is a barrier, we can help with that. Bursary applications can only be made once an offer has been received and must be made within 10 days of receiving an offer.

This summer we are expanding our usual summer provision into a two week training and performance course for young people.

With one week spent building skills and community, before we dive into intensive rehearsals for a fresh take on a modern play in week two. Performances will be hosted at a local professional venue. It promises to be an unforgettable summer, free of charge!

Dates: July 29th to August 10th


To register interest, please follow the link below.

Introducing the Jamie Lloyd Company: Academy

In partnership with ATG Creative Learning, the Academy will work with lead facilitator Mika Onyx Johnson over 10 sessions to explore, create and develop as artists.

The group will work with Mika as well as other guest facilitators within the JLC style; using cinematography and explosive minimalism to explore reimagined classic texts.

Sessions will take place at 6 pm-8 pm on Mondays, beginning w/c 27th May in London and will culminate with a showcase to industry professionals and JLC friends and family w/c 22nd July.

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