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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Work in Progress

Work in Progress (WiP) is our development company for young people aged 16-19 who are serious about a future relationship with theatre.  It is our flagship company and the group with whom we make the most serious, involved and complex work.

WiP works within an annual structure that includes workshops with leading professional theatre-makers, theatre trips, short-term creative projects and full scale productions.  Entry is by audition only although we look mainly for those young people most willing to collaborate, share and create work together as opposed to the 'best' actors.

Click here if you'd like to be informed of future audition dates


The Work in Progress Company 2012-13


Aaron Miller
Aidan Robertson
Antione Bertin-Azille
Benjamin Daniels
Christelle Belinga
Corey Peterson
Dami Bakare
Jasmin Alvares
Joshua Igbo 
Joshua Timson
Patricia Mulumba
Phoebe Burrows
Sam Ahern
Sandra Enogie
Sophie Thomas
Talitha Lewis