Soho Theatre Young Company

Soho Theatre Young Company

If you’re aged 11 to 30, and want to develop your comedy, theatre or playwriting skills to a higher level, then our Soho Theatre Young Company might be just what you’re looking for.

Applications now open

Our STYC courses give you the opportunity to meet and collaborate with other young artists, discover a range of skills and create a new piece of work for the stage. All of our courses are led by working theatre professionals, writers, comedians and members of Soho’s Artistic Team.

Have a look at the links below for more info about each course and why not check out the feedback from some of our previous participants.

Soho Theatre welcomes applications from all sections of the community and will endeavour to meet all access needs. We positively welcome and seek to ensure we achieve diversity through our courses and that all participants receive equal and fair treatment regardless of age, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, disability or nationality. Soho Theatre positively welcomes applications from disabled people, as they are currently under-represented in our work.

Our team regularly attend readings, scratch nights, open mic nights and shows around London, please let us know if you’re involved in anything creative.

For more information about STYC, or to invite us to a show, please get in touch here.

Soho Theatre Young Company is supported by:
The St James’s Piccadilly Charity
The Teale Charitable Trust
Hedley and Fiona Goldberg
London Borough of Waltham Forest
The Goldsmiths’ Company Charity
The Kobler Trust


Thursdays 6-8pm

11-16 year olds

£75 *bursaries available

Soho Theatre have been busy bringing theatre and comedy workshops to around 150 young people in and around Waltham Forest, and there’s lots to g...

Comedy Lab: Skills

Saturdays (weekly), 1-3pm

16-19 year olds

£100* bursaries available

Are you ‘the funny one’? Want to learn a range of comedy and performance skills? Want to improve your confidence on stage? Click here to apply...

Comedy Lab: Stand-Up

Saturdays (weekly), 3.30-6pm

20-26 year olds

£125 *bursaries available

Considering stepping into the spotlight for the first time? Want to work on your Stand-Up routine? Click here to apply Application deadline Sun 13...

Comedy Lab: Sketch

Saturdays (weekly), 10am-12.30pm

20-26 year olds

£125 *bursaries available

Want to collaborate with other comedians to create work? Interested in sketch writing and performing? Click here to apply Application deadline Sun...

Comedy Lab Plus

Saturdays (weekly), 12.30-3pm

20-30 year olds

£125 *bursaries available

Already performing comedy but want to develop your skills? Need industry advice? Click here to apply Application deadline Sun 13th Dec 6pm Term 2 ...

Writers’ Lab

Tues, 6.30-9.30pm & Saturdays 10-4 (monthly)

16-26 year olds

£150 *bursaries available

If you’re 16-26 years old, our Writers’ Lab gives you the opportunity to...

STYC course feedback

“I love the STYC socials. It’s always great to hang out with other writers and the discounts really help in allowing me to see more theatre. O...