Access and participation partnerships
Our existing partnerships are established to encourage and create diversity in drama school training.
We are committed to providing access and opportunities for disabled artists interested in pursuing a careers in theatre production or acting.
Theatre Royal Stratford East
Stratford East champions talent and creates hard-hitting, boundary-pushing shows in the beating heart of East London. They have been telling stories since 1884. Many leading actors, writers and directors have been part of the family including Meera Syal, Barbara Windsor, Don Warrington, Indhu Rubasingham, Tanika Gupta, Roy Williams and Cynthia Erivo. With Artistic Director Nadia Fall at the helm, they present a bold programme of reimagined classics, timely revivals and ground-breaking new work.
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Backstage Niche is a community of freelancers from diverse cultural backgrounds who work in technical theatre. Our aim is to encourage the involvement of young people into production art roles, as well as supporting professionals currently working in the industry who are from the Global Majority. This includes mentorships, panel talks, workshops and a database where companies and theatre establishments can build creative teams that reflect the society we live in.
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We are committed to providing access for young people from working class backgrounds. We have partnered with Open Door, offering tickets for shows and auditions to young people who are part of the Open Door scheme.
Theatre Peckham, Guildhall School of Music and Drama and Young and Talented
RADA, Theatre Peckham, Guildhall School of Music and Drama and Young and Talented have teamed up to create a course for young people to explore drama school training. The course is for young actors aged 17-23 who want to develop their acting techniques and find out more about RADA and full-time drama training. The course opens access to RADA and provides training and workshops in voice, text and movement and provides workshops in audition monologue techniques.