Theatre Centre is a national touring company that makes bold and relevant shows with and for young people. We commission new work from the most exciting writers and artists and take this work into schools and theatres across the UK. We have recently launched Future Makers, a whole new way of supporting young people as artists, creatives, active citizens and leaders. It is the core of all of our work and is the key to the way we unlock our young people-centred practice in schools and in our national and local communities.
Future Makers brings young people, artists and practitioners together to develop skills, explore big ideas and make work, share skills, explore big ideas and empower young people as artists, creatives, active citizens and leaders. Our work is all about working with and amplifying the voice of young people, to develop agency and empowerment, while telling relevant, authentic, and relatable stories.
Founded in 1953, we are an acknowledged leader in our field and our practice continues to evolve. Theatre Centre is predominantly a Learning Organisation and has an embedded culture of developing and nurturing everyone involved in or touched by the work.
"Theatre Centre shows bring relevant issues alive through drama to, perhaps, the most challenging of age groups in a vibrant way that does not over-simplify or patronise, but engages them."
Teacher, Sevenoaks School.
"Theatre Centre consistently delivers quality theatre experiences for young people. Our students have always found their shows challenging, engaging and inspiring."
Louise Lappin-Cook, Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre.
"I have long admired Theatre Centre's work in producing fine plays for young audiences and doing everything possible to promote the genre through new writing."
Susan Elkin, The Stage.
"The Muddy Choir (2018) was an extraordinary evocation of life in the trenches. Under Natalie's wonderful direction of a talented young company of actors, I was drawn in through the familiar but taken on to explore even more challenging themes. Achieving this level of complexity for young audiences is to be applauded – it's storytelling at its very best."
Lisa Burger, National Theatre.
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