W&T launch new theatre company for young people

Posted on Jan 11, 2018

We’re kicking off 2018 with an exciting announcement – the launch of our Word Lounge Theatre Company, for Looked After Young People, Young Carers and Young People with additional needs.

Building on the success of previous one-off projects, WLTC sees us teaming up with Birmingham Hippodrome, The REP and MAC, and will see young people making new work that responds to each venue’s wider artistic programme and expertise.

The opportunities to work in different ways and at different venues will be hugely impactful, supporting young people to gain varied skills and experiences, as well as the opportunity to attend professional shows.

This ambitious 2 year project is supported by Children in Need and will provide continuity and greater development opportunities for young people from different backgrounds to collaborate, create and realise their ideas.

The young people involved will produce high quality work in professional theatre environments, empowering their self-belief and allowing them to be part of something truly unique.

Do you know a young person who wants to get involved or want to read more about this exciting new project?  We’ll be making a call out for participants shortly.