• 18-25? Want a career in theatre?

  • TYPT puts emerging theatre makers aged 18-25 together with established artists to develop their practice, test ideas and produce a brand new piece of theatre in just 4 weeks each summer. We provide opportunities both offstage and onstage.

    Whether you are a performer, writer, stage manager, designer or technician, every element of the TYPT process will be open to you from initial production meetings to script development sessions; from meetings with graphic designers to the get-out.

    Taking part is free. Please note TYPT is open to participants aged 18-25 only and applications are now closed.

  • Please note - applications to take part in TYPT are currently closed. We will publish details of when they re-open here.

  • Past TYPT participants have gone on to successful careers in theatre; working as performers, producers, writers and technicians for a range of organisations including The Bush Theatre, Oval House, Young Vic, and the National Theatre. Alumni include: 

    • Michaela Coel (E4’s Chewing Gum and The AliensChannel 4’s Top Boy and HomeNational Theatre
    • Nonso Anozie (HBO’s Game of Thrones, CBSZoo and Disney’s Cinderella)  
    • Shanika Warren-Markland (Noel Clarke’s Adulthood, Brotherhood and 4321 and BFI’s Gone Too Far!)
    • Femi Oguns MBE (Director of The Identity Drama School)
    • Sandra Thompson-Quartey (Artistic Director of Writers Avenue Theatre Company and Talent Agency)
    • Natasha Marshall (writer and performer of Half Breed)

    Follow the links to see past productions Run It BackBITE YOUR TONGUE and  HATCH

  • Michaela Coel, Writer and Performer, BAFTA Winner ‘Best Female Performance in a Comedy Programme’ and ‘Breakthrough Talent’ 2016

    "I came to TYPT looking for the empowerment to develop as a performer and writer, and I certainly succeeded, we all did. Talawa’s enduring faith in developing new artists is remarkable and for my own journey TYPT was the biggest part of that."

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