YouthLab exists to inspire and empower young people aged 12-17 who are passionate about the arts and to encourage self-expression, working collectively and developing a craft.
We commission a range of artists to deliver projects for our YouthLab programme. At the heart of each workshop or course is a sense of fun, playfulness and curiosity. This approach gives opportunity for participants to experience a wide range of styles, techniques and ways of working which will help to shape their own style of creating.
We offer workshops, masterclasses and performance opportunities in dance, theatre, music and visual arts, running during the school holidays.
Full bursary places are available on all YouthLab projects. For more information, contact our Participation and Projects Officer, Abie Walton, on email@example.com.
In 2020 – 2021…
We have run 19 workshops (16 of which were free)
We have run 3 courses
We have worked with 158 young people
We have offered 29 bursary places
OX2 Collective is a young company run in partnership by The North Wall and St Edward’s School. OX2 Collective runs from September – May each year and works towards a performance at the NT Connections festival at The North Wall.
In 2020 – 2021, the company was made up of pupils from The Swan School in Marston, and pupils from St Edward’s School. If you are interested in applying to be part of next year’s company, contact Abie: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are proud to be one of the National Theatre Connections’ Partner Theatres. We host a Festival each year in May and welcome up to eight young companies into our building to share in performances, workshops and Q&As.
Connections is open to any company of young people aged 13-19. Whether you’re a school, youth theatre, voluntary organisation, are experienced or you’ve never staged a production before, your group can apply to be part of Connections. More information can be found here.