Our Young Companies

Islington Youth Theatre were runners up at the Spirt of London Awards 2009

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.


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Islington Youth Theatre

Islington Youth Theatre is our company for young people aged 12-16.  

The 30 IYT members work together and with professional theatre-makers to create innovative ensemble led theatre that has collaboration, imagination and exploration at its heart.

Since 2008 the company has collaborated with more than 50 professional theatre-makers.  They have performed in numerous productions including at venues like Soho Theatre and the National Theatre.

IYT was where Islington Community Theatre started: first as a small after-school youth theatre group from 2002-2008 and then as an integral part of ICT when it was formed in 2008.

Members of IYT are recruited through in-depth annual recruitment workshops in schools and youth centres across Islington.  Our focus is on finding those young people who will most benefit from being part of the company and we work closely with teachers and youth workers to involve young people who would never otherwise have become involved in theatre.

If you're interested in being part of IYT and live, study or have a connection with Islington, click here to get in touch.