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Space to Create

A group of people dancing in masks on the Southbank

Space to Create

Calling all theatre-makers, movers, performers and writers aged 16–21! We are looking for 40 young people to take part in Space to Create this summer. This is an opportunity to work collaboratively with some of the UK's most exciting theatre artists to bring your ideas to life and create bold new performances through devising, experimentation and theatre-making. The final performances will be shared as part of River Stage, our annual free outdoor festival on the South Bank.

No previous theatre experience is necessary to take part in this course - just a sense of curiosity and enthusiasm!

We hope this gives you a flavour of what Space to Create will be this year, but if you do have any questions at all, please contact our Young People's team at [email protected]. We'd love to hear from you.

The project will take place on the following dates, and you must be available for all dates:

Monday 8 August
Tuesday 9 August
Wednesday 10 August
Thursday 11 August
Friday 12 August
Saturday 13 August – Performance date

How to Apply


We will be holding practical workshop style auditions for this project at National Theatre on Monday 11 and Tuesday 12 July, 5.30–8.30pm (specific time slots to be given nearer the time). This will be an opportunity for us to meet you, play some games and get to know more about the work you're interested in making. 

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 two years: young people from the global majority, young people from working-class backgrounds and disabled, d/Deaf and neurodivergent young people.

This project is free to take part in and access support and travel bursaries are available. If you have any questions about your application, the project, or would like support completing this form please email [email protected].

Applications for Space to Create are now open. Click here to apply.