Storyhouse Young Leaders 9 month programme

Our Young Leaders Programme is a chance for young people to gain an insight into the workings of the different departments at Storyhouse including marketing, producing events, customer service, backstage, fundraising and running activities. They will receive mentoring, training and be given practical opportunities to help them develop, create and grow both professionally and personally.

Over the past years young leaders have; created set, props and worked backstage as part of the stage management team, organised and led family activities at Storyhouse, volunteered at a range of festivals at Storyhouse, influenced marketing campaigns and assisted the marketing team, developed transferable skills, completed industry-recognised Arts Awards and met the Queen and Meghan Markle!

We are now recruiting for our next 9month programme for young people. This programme will run weekly during term time on Wednesday afternoons 1-4pm at Storyhouse, culminating in the group becoming the production team for our Young Company’s performance at the end of July 2020. During the course of the programme young people will also work towards gaining a Trinity College London Arts Award qualification.

Young Leaders is mainly targeted to those least likely to access mainstream creative activities and our 9 month programme allows the young people a little longer to settle and become comfortable with the building and team. We aim to build confidence, raise aspirations, increase teamwork skills and develop transferable job skills.
Find out more about other Young Storyhouse programmes here.

If you are working with a young person that you think will benefit from joining the Young Leaders programme please complete the form below. We recommend completing this with the young person.

We accept referrals from many organisations including but not limited to schools, Young People’s Services, Housing Associations, Community Wardens, Charities, PRU, CAMHS, Young Offending Team and others.

If you have any questions or want to talk to us before completing the form please contact us at or 01244 730520.

Storyhouse Young Leaders programme is sponsored by Bank of America Merrill Lynch

9 Month Young Leaders Referral Form

  • These questions are about the referral organisation or person.

  • These questions are about the young person.

    Please tick all that apply.
  • Tell us about them and why you think that being a Young Leader would help them.

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