Summer School

Summer School

Summer School is an annual programme that offers free workshops for young people aged 16 – 25.

Over the course of a week, participants will be led by industry professionals as they devise their own work, will be invited to attend a follow up session after the programme has finished, and will also receive a free ticket to an Old Vic production.

Summer School is open to 16-25 year olds who want to develop new skills, gain confidence, build networks and explore what it means to create theatre. We are particularly keen to hear from people who have had limited or no access to arts opportunities in the past and are committed to identifying and resolving barriers which may ordinarily exclude young people from accessing theatre, The programme is not open to anyone who has received (or is receiving) formal, degree level (or equivalent) arts training, or has taken part in the programme previously.

Summer School will return from Mon 29 Jul – Fri 06 Aug, with audition sign up opening in June. Please sign up to the Take Part mailing list for updates.

If you have any questions about the programme or audition process, please get in touch on 020 7960 4102 or email

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Summer School is supported by a generous donor who wishes to remain anonymous