Hackney Showroom Young Actors 2020-21

Hackney Showroom Young Actors is a free, high level skills-based training programme for 18-25 year olds from Hackney, Haringey & Islington who are serious about a career in acting. The 2 term course runs on Tuesday evenings from 7-9.30pm.

Our current cohort are coming to the end of their course. The Hackney Showroom Young Actors Showcase 2021 will take place on 16 July at the Royal Court Theatre. If you wish to attend, please email our General Manger/Producer Molly on molly@hackneyshowroom.com. Note, spaces are limited.

Over the course of the programme participants will work with leading industry professionals covering a syllabus similar to that of drama school, developing a range of techniques such as: interpreting and analysing text including Shakespeare, classic and contemporary drama; vocal work; movement; improvisation; clowning; and audition practice.

This is a great opportunity for young people who – for whatever reason – may be unable to attend drama school, or as a foundation to enable entry into drama school in 2021 or straight into work.

Hackney Showroom is wheelchair accessible.


We have not opened applications for the 2022 programme, but please fill in the form below if you would like to be updated when we do. Hopefully HYSA 2022 will take place in our new HQ at Kings Crescent Estate, 4 Murrain Road, London N4 2BN.


Hackney Showroom Young Actors is supported by the Mayor of London’s Young Londoners Fund.

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