The RSC Young Company
The RSC Young Company provides intensive performing arts and theatre skills workshops at the Royal Shakespeare Company for 10 local disadvantaged or excluded young people aged 14-15.
Beneficiaries are disadvantaged students who share a love of drama and have been recommended by local schools or institutions. Students will experience a high quality of artistic training at the RSC and aim to achieve a recognised qualification and high profile performance projects at the end of the 10 month course. They will take part in workshops held by creative teams in Stage Management, Lighting, Sound, Events, Producers, Marketing, Press, Front of House, Development and Movement. The aim is to give these young people a breakthrough and support is given to those who complete the course to go into further education, training or the workplace.
In October 2011, the Trustees of The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation awarded a one off grant to support the Young Company in 2011/12. The Trustees were particularly impressed that the high quality of artistic experience at the RSC will be offered to young disadvantaged people who have an enthusiasm for theatre.