Derby Theatre to launch new theatre company for ages 17-25 in January 2020

Derby Theatre is a Learning Theatre. This means that our doors are open for everyone to learn, including the next generation of actors and theatre makers.

In January 2020, we will be launching a new company for 17 -25 year olds, who will work with professional practitioners to explore the ingredients that create exceptional theatre.

We’re not just looking for ability, but for people interested in developing their skills and working as an ensemble to bring ideas to life through play and experimentation. 

This free opportunity is targeted at young people who face financial barriers.

Fair access to working in the arts remains one of the most urgent issues facing the sector today, with those from lower socio-economic backgrounds still vastly underrepresented.

Derby Theatre wants to make a difference in this area, so that the art we make is not just outstanding, but relevant to the widest possible audiences.

Register Your Interest

To register your interest in applying, please email We will then be in touch about the application process.

New Theatre Company launching Jan 2020 at Derby Theatre

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