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Transformative opportunities for young people

Young Storyhouse creates transformative opportunities for young people (aged 5-25) in the local community, by harnessing the power of arts and creativity.

What do Young Storyhouse do?

Young Storyhouse run free groups, sessions and projects that provide young people with real-life experience, and supports them to gain new skills and build friendships.

Young Storyhouse: theatre (ages 5-17)

Helping kids and young people to develop performance skills and give them the opportunity to create theatre and perform on stage.

This year’s groups are currently full. Applications will open in the summer for the September intake.

Young Storyhouse: theatre (for ages 18-25)

Storyhouse Young Company (SYC) is a free 6-month training programme for 18-25 year olds who are interested in performing. You’ll get the opportunity to develop theatre and performance skills supported by professional artists and directors, and to create and perform in a production at Storyhouse.

Find out more about SYC

Young Programmers

Young Storyhouse: skills development

Young Programmers is for young people who are interested the theatre / film / events / music industries. You’ll get practical experience, job skills, and the chance to create events at Storyhouse and be part of decisions about what’s on stage and screen.

Find out more about Young Programmers

Young Leaders

Young Storyhouse: skills development

Young Leaders is for young people aged 14-25 who need extra support; be on an EHC plan, be in care or be a carer, are neurodiverse, or have accessibility needs, low confidence or mental health concerns. You’ll connect with other young people, discover your passion and develop job skills with mentoring, training and practical opportunities to grow and create.

Find out more about Young Leaders

The Agency

Young Storyhouse: skills development

Storyhouse teamed up with The Agency to give young people in Lache agency to make a mark on their community. Young people get support and financial investment to create lasting positive change and develop skills.

Find out more about The Agency at Storyhouse

Young Storyhouse: cinema

BFI Film Academy is a short course at Storyhouse, in partnership with the British Film Institute. You’ll learn about the film industry, create film festivals and meet experts. BFI Film Academy will return in autumn 2024.

Find out more about BFI Film Academy at Storyhouse

Storyhouse and Schools

Storyhouse partner with local schools to provide bespoke creative learning packages, including Creative Learning Practitioners working in your schools!

Interested in finding out more? Email Jacob, Storyhouse Schools and Education Manager.


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