What is Young Friends of the Almeida?
Young Friends of the Almeida, or YFA as we call it, is a membership programme for young people aged 15 - 25.
The YFA scheme offers workshops, projects and work placements made specially for you. All of our activities are led by experts from the Almeida’s position as a producing theatre.
It’s a great place for you to socialise with like-minded young people, work with industry professionals and develop your skills and knowledge of theatre.
For just £5 per year, you can take part is as many of the projects below as you want. It is FREE to register as a new member and join the mailing list. You don’t pay until you book your first activity!
"It was the best experience of my life."
What are the projects I can take part in?
YFA Creative Board: This youth-led board meet fortnightly to programme all the YFA activities.
Happy Mondays: Enjoy £5 tickets and an introductory workshop for each production at the Almeida.
LAB: This performance project results in a play written for you, performed by you on the Almeida stage. Development workshops will take place on Thursday nights from 16 Jan - 20 March with a full set of rehearsals twice a week and production period (to be confirmed).
Young Friends Touring Company: In this devising project, your show tours to local schools. Rehearsals take place every Tuesday from 21 Jan – 18 March. You must be available the whole tour week (24 - 28 March).
Half-Term Masterclasses: Participate in one or all of our full-day workshops with industry specialists every half term. Upcoming sessions for Spring 2014 will be held 17 - 21 February.
How do I become a Young Friend?
Please click here and complete the brief registration form. We will then get in touch to complete your Membership.
To sign up for projects, come along to our next Recruitment Day, where YFA members can sign up for each project on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, email Boris, Community and Participation Manager, at email@example.com and keep your eye on our Facebook page for updates.