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 theatre company for looked after young people, young carers and young people with additional needs. This is a free opportunity if you’re interested in joining download and complete the application pack and return to Women and Theatre.

Application Pack Summer 2019

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 COMING SOON 


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

Rocking the Wire