The Almeida exists to launch the next generation of British artists onto the world stage.
A small room with an international reputation, the Almeida began life as a literary and scientific society – complete with library, lecture theatre and laboratory. From the beginning, our building existed to investigate the world.
Today, we make brave new work that asks big questions: of plays, of theatre and of the world around us.
We bring together the most exciting artists to take risks; to provoke, inspire and surprise our audiences; to interrogate the present, dig up the past and imagine the future. Whether new work or reinvigorated classic, whether in our theatre, on the road or online, we make live art to excite, enliven and entertain.
The Almeida makes argument for theatre as an essential force in an increasingly fragmented society.
OUR PARTICIPATION PROGRAMME GIVES YOUNG PEOPLE OPPORTUNITIES TO CREATE THEATRE WITH SOME OF THE MOST EXCITING ARTISTS IN THE INDUSTRY.
Almeida Participation runs a variety of programmes that explore high quality theatre with young people and introduces them to creative skills and new opportunities. We currently run groups for young performers, critics and producers aged between 14 to 25. In the New Year, we will be launching opportunities for Young Directors.
Our programmes are proud to support 70% local young people and provide them with a holistic and dynamic induction into the worlds of not just theatre, but the arts as a whole. Encouraging critical thinking and inquisitive minds, the Almeida champions young people and locates their input and influence at the centre of the theatre.