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 15-21 (or 25 if in full time education).
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: £5 tickets and introductory workshop for each production
LAB: year long project resulting in a play written for you, performed by you on the Almeida stage
MiniLABs: term long performance project for an invited audience
ScriptLAB: term long script writing project ending in a One Act Play Festival over Easter
Young Friends Touring Company: devising project where your show tours to local schools
Half-Term Masterclasses: full day workshops with industry specialists every half term
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 you need to come along to our next Recruitment Day, where each project is offered on a first come first served basis. Keep your eye on our Facebook page for updates.