Building on the success of previous one-off projects, Women & Theatre launched Word Lounge Theatre Company in 2018, working with disadvantaged young people in collaboration with Birmingham Hippodrome, The REP and MAC – Midlands Art Centre.

This unique youth theatre offers exciting opportunities for young people to work in different theatre buildings and create new work that responds to each venue’s wider artistic programme.  This is a fantastic opportunity for young people to work in different ways and is hugely supportive in helping young people gain varied skills and experiences. The young people also have the opportunity to attend professional shows and masterclasses.

Get Involved 

Are you 12 – 18 years old? Want to make exciting new theatre? Passionate about performing? Word Lounge Theatre Company is a free to attend theatre company for looked after young people, young carers and young people with additional needs. Next term WLTC will be based at Birmingham Repertory Theatre and will be devising a new performance inspired by  The REP’s Christmas Show Peter Pan. WORD LOUNGE IS FREE TO ATTEND, if you know a young person who would benefit from this unique theatre company download and complete the application form below and email to

Application Pack Autumn 2019


Volunteers Wanted

We are currently looking for volunteers for Word Lounge Theatre Company for looked after young people, young carers and young people with additional needs.
If you are interested in volunteering with us please send a CV and brief description of your interests and experience to
We want our volunteers to reflect the diversity of the communities we work with and are particularly interested in hearing from older people, people of colour and men who wish to volunteer with the company.

WLTC Terms 

Each term the young people work towards making a new performance, below are the finished product from each term. For more information and examples of the work they make click the links below.

   TERM 1   – Summer 2018                                                                                                                    

TERM 2  – Winter 2018

TERM 3 – Spring 2019 

Term 4 – Summer 2019 



Birmingham Hippodrome, Birmingham Repertory Theatre , MAC – Midlands Art Centre, Swiis Foster Care, Spurgeons


Children in Need, Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, The Eveson Charitable Trust, Grantham Yorke Trust, Fields Family Charitable Trust and Baron Davenport’s Charity

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