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Space to Create

Do you have bold ideas that you want to bring to life onstage? Space to Create is a free programme for young theatre makers aged 14-21 to work collaboratively with some of the UK’s most exciting theatre artists.

Create new performances and push boundaries through devising and experimentation.

Got a question? Please get in touch with our Young People team.

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How it works

A group of young people sit in a circle deep in conversation.

What happens

Space to Create is an exciting opportunity to work collaboratively with artists and facilitators in response to a National Theatre production.

You’ll spend the week exploring, creating, and making a performance piece to share at the end of the week – no prior theatre experience is necessary, just a sense of curiosity and creativity! 

A group of young people sat on the floor in a circle brainstorming ideas on a piece of paper


We are furthering our commitment to diversity and access by concentrating recruitment in three areas that we recognise have been most affected by the events of the last few years:

  • young people from the global majority;
  • young people from working-class backgrounds;
  • and d/Deaf, neurodivergent and disabled young people.

This project is free to take part in and access support and travel bursaries are available. 

Our funders

The Young People’s programmes are supported by Bank of America, The Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation and the Richard Radcliffe Trust. With thanks to the MAP Fund.

The Mohn Westlake Foundation supports nationwide Learning programmes for young people.

Nationwide learning is supported by Buffini Chao Foundation, Garfield Weston Foundation, Clore Duffield Foundation, Tim and Sarah Bunting, Behrens Foundation, Cleopatra Trust and Milton Grundy Foundation.

Find out more about supporting our work

Contact us

Kirsten Adam
Head of Young People’s Programmes

Izzy Cotterill
Young People’s Project Manager

Praise Okeowo
Young People’s Programme Assistant

You can contact the Young People team on

Space to Create 2023 photos © Andreia Leitao

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