Young Storyhouse

Young Storyhouse supports young people to connect, create, gain skills and build confidence

Spaces available in:
Young Leaders 9-month programme
Young Leaders aged 14-17
Young Leaders aged 18-25
Young Programmers

“A safe space for you to gather and create and be who you are” – Young Storyhouse member 

Young Storyhouse is a collective of groups for young people (aged 5-25) at Storyhouse that meet for regular sessions to provide them with real-life experience in the arts and libraries, as well as supporting them in gaining new skills, building friendships and achieving qualifications. Young Storyhouse has a focus on creativity.

As part of Young Storyhouse, young people have created, produced and marketed their own film, music and theatre festivals; written, devised and performed brand new pieces of theatre; designed lighting and sound as part of the technical team; completed nationally-recognised awards; organised and led activities for local communities, chaired panel discussions with industry leaders, and much more.

Are you a former Young Storyhouse Member?
Have you completed one of our Young Storyhouse programmes? Looking for something to do next? Or looking to reconnect with us? Head here!


Young Leaders

Young Leaders is for young people aged 14-25 with limited opportunities to connect with others, discover their passion and gain work skills. We’ve worked with young people to find out what they want and need, and as part of Young Leaders they will receive mentoring, training and given practical opportunities to help them develop, create and grow both professionally and personally.

YS Leaders (aged 14-17)

We now have spaces open for new Young Leaders aged 14-17! Is Young Leaders for you (or someone you know)?…

YS Leaders (aged 18-25)

We will be looking for new Young Leaders aged 18-25 in summer 2022. Check back here for updates! Is YS…

Storyhouse Young Leaders 9-month Programme

Storyhouse Young Leaders 9-month programme is now open for referrals for October 2022 intake.  Our Young Leaders 9-month Programme is…

Young Catalysts

Young Catalysts said: “We come together to celebrate and advocate for Storyhouse, and suggest changes that will benefit everyone. Our…

Young Company

Young Company is for young people aged 14-25 interested in theatre. Young Company members get real-life experience in a range of different aspects of the theatre, from acting, lighting, sound and backstage to organising events, marketing and more. They gain job skills and the opportunity to create, stage or perform in their own production on the Storyhouse stage.

Young Company 14-16

This group is currently full. You can join the waiting list by completing the form below. Would you like to…

YS Company (17-25 age group)

YS Company 17-25 is a programme at Storyhouse for 17-25 year olds to give you an insight into making and…

Young Programmers

Young Programmers make creative choices about a variety of events, activities and opportunities at Storyhouse. From cinema and theatre to…

BFI Film Academy

BFI Film Academy will return in autumn 2022. BFI Film Academy: opportunities for young creatives If you’re 16 to 19…

Young Readers

Spaces open for new Young Readers! Are you aged 14-25 and love to read? Join Young Readers, a new book…

YS Marketers

Applications for Young Marketers October 2022 intake are open now. YS Marketers is a free programme at Storyhouse for 16-25…

Youth Theatre

Youth Theatre uses drama techniques with 5-13 year olds to build social skills, confidence and teamwork.

Youth Theatre

All groups are currently full – check back here for updates. Aged 5-13? Interested in seeing, making and performing theatre?…

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