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Neighbourhood Theatre, formerly Two Boroughs, strives to build a local community around our theatre. Our friends and neighbours are really important to us. They are our beating heart, and we believe that if you live in one of our two boroughs, you should visit us at least once. If you don’t like it, you never need to come back, but there’s a chance that this will be the start of a lifelong friendship.

You don’t need any previous experience of theatre to take part in any of our workshops or events. All you need to do is be curious, call us, email us, pop by, and sign up to whatever takes your fancy.

Neighbourhood Theatre is open to all residents of Lambeth or Southwark who are over the age of 25. Once registered you’ll have the chance to come and see a show for free at the Young Vic as well as a range of free workshops, theatre club, projects and events throughout the year. We have long-term projects, day time workshops, evening events. We like to think there’s something for everyone. Come along and see what you think.

How to sign up

To sign up to our Neighbourhood Theatre mailing list you can either pick up a red form from our Box Office or email neighbourhoodtheatre@youngvic.org*.

Please be sure to include your name, home address, a contact phone number and your date of birth when signing up. 

If you are unable to sign up using email and cannot pick up a form from our Box Office, please give us a call on 020 7922 2838.

* Please note: emails sent to twoboroughs@youngvic.org will be automatically be forwarded

Current Opportunities

Throughout the year we have many different opportunities for people in our local area to sign up to take part in workshops, discussions, events and productions. Here's a few coming up soon. 

Neighbourhood Voices

A brand new yearly intensive playwriting programme monthly Saturday workshops. Led by renowned dramaturg, Ola Animashawun, this programme is aimed at writers in their early career. We are really keen to hear from first time writers, emerging writers and those that may not even realise they are a writer yet. Over the year we will explore structure, form and character and help you on your journey towards a first draft of your brand new play!

We are calling out to individuals aged 25+ based in the Lambeth and Southwark boroughs, who would like to participate in this programme. You will have to be available for every session on the last Saturday of every month* from 11am-4pm starting January 2019 - December 2019.

*(August will be on the 24th instead of 31st & December will be 14th instead of 28th)

TO APPLY

Please email neighbourhoodtheatre@youngvic.org the following:

- A short biography (half a side of A4 max) - A short statement why you would like to join this programme and how it would benefit you. (half a side of A4 max) - A written example of your work. (two sides of A4 max)

Deadline: 2 January 2019

We aim to reply to every successful applicant by week commencing 7 January 2019.

The American Dream

Daniel Bailey will be directing our community response to Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman in a new play written by Emma Dennis-Edwards which will explore the play's theme of The American Dream, with design by Khadija Raza.

Why is Britain so obsessed with American culture? If you can make it there, you can make it anywhere, right? From music to fashion and culture, what makes America the Holy Grail that many deem as the epitome of success? What is success? How attainable is it and how do we currently measure it? What happens if you spend all your life reaching for something that will never materialise? Is your life therefore a failure? How do we cope with that?

We are calling out to individuals aged 25+ based in the Lambeth and Southwark boroughs, who would like to participate in this production.

TO APPLY

You would have to be available for all of the dates below. Please email neighbourhoodtheatre@youngvic.org to register your interest and state which recruitment workshop you are able to partake in for consideration.

Recruitment workshops: 12 January OR 19 January 2019

Rehearsals: 21, 23 & 27 February 2019

6, 13, 23 & 30 March 2019

6, 17, 24 April 2019

1, 4, 8, 11 & 14-18 May 2019

Tech & Performance Week: w/c 20 May 2019

Deadline for all applications: 19 December 2018

We aim to reply to every successful applicant by 21 December 2018.

Neighbourhood Theatre Ticket Scheme

Through our Neighbourhood Theatre Ticket Scheme we welcome individuals from our local area who are signed up to our mailing list to apply for up to 2 tickets for most of our YV productions. This may vary depending on the availability of tickets and the nature of the production itself.

Our funded ticket scheme enables us to share free and discounted tickets to Lambeth and Southwark residents.

People standing in a circle in a workshop with their arms around each other.

Neighbourhood Theatre Company

Neighbourhood Theatre started in June 2016. Eighty neighbours officially became members of the new Young Vic company of local people. This company is at the heart of our work. They are ambassadors, creators, friends and supporters. 

Once a year we invite members of Neighbourhood Theatre to join our company. To hear about future opportunities make sure you're signed up to our mailing list as detailed above.

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