Nearly all of our members are referred to us by their teachers or youth workers and we try and offer places to those people that we think will most benefit from being part of our work.
However, we also sometimes offer opportunities to people who either aren't at school in Islington (but may live or have another connection with the borough) or for some other reason don't wish to be nominated by their school or youth group.
Every September we organise 'taster' workshops. If you are interested in becoming an ICT member, please fill in your details on the form and we'll let you know as soon as we release dates for forthcoming workshops.
The bulk of Islington Community Theatre's work is created through our four young companies - comprising around 150 permanent members aged 10-19.
We also run ad hoc and bespoke projects according to local need, interest and in response to specific commissions and are developing a bespoke training and mentoring programme for young theatre-makers aged 19-25 who have previously been involved in our work.
All of our company members are offered their places on the basis of how much they'll benefit from being involved. We work in collaboration with schools, colleges and other local agencies to reach people who would never normally become involved in theatre projects.
It is really important to us that our companies are made up of young people from the widest possible backgrounds.