Young Company

Young Company

The Orange Tree Young Company are an ensemble newly formed each year for those who are curious about making theatre. The group meet weekly on Monday evenings to develop skills in acting, improvisation and devising. They will work regularly with industry professionals and create exciting devised performances inspired OT productions – beginning with a devised response performance to Arinze Kene’s Little Baby Jesus.

The OT Young Company is for anyone aged 16-25 who is keen to develop their theatre-making skills, it encourages those who take part to work collaboratively, focusing less on the final performance and more on enjoying the process and making theatre together.

The cost of taking part for the year, from September 2019 – June 2020 is £200. We want all our participation projects to be accessible and inclusive to all, and therefore have bursary places available. Please let us know if you would like more information on how to apply.


The audition will be a workshop-style audition in small groups for an hour – we won’t ask you to prepare anything for the audition, just to come along and enjoy the session.

  • When? Auditions will be on Monday 23rd & Tuesday 24th September in the evening.
  • Where? Auditions will be held at the Orange Tree Theatre rehearsal rooms located next to main theatre entrance on 1 Clarence Street, TW9 2SA.
  • To apply for an audition, please complete the this google form . Once completed, we will be in touch with more information and your date and time of audition 

We want all our participation work to be accessible so if you have any additional needs or you need any extra support to audition, just let us know.

If you have any further enquiries, please contact [email protected]

For the last 6 years we have taken part in NT Connections, which gives young people the opportunity to work on specially commissioned new plays written for their age group. The production is performed at the OT, and then transfers for one performance at another professional theatre. Each year 10 companies are then invited to perform their production at the National Theatre in a week long celebration of the commitment and talent of all the young people involved across the country. In July 2017, we were delighted to be invited to perform our production of Zero for the Young Dudes by Alistair McDowell in the Olivier theatre.