Soho Theatre Young Company

Soho Theatre Young Company

If you’re 11+, 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 open for Skills & Theatremakers

Our SYC 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.

Why not check out the feedback we’ve received 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 and at Edinburgh Fringe, please let us know if you’re involved in anything creative.

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

This work is made possible through the generous support of Soho Theatre Friends and:
The Andor Charitable Trust
The Chapman Charitable Trust
The Goldsmith’s Company
The Idlewild Trust
St James’s Piccadilly Charity
The John Thaw Foundation
The Kobler Trust
Teale Charitable Trust

Also supported by the West End Ward Budget

Supported by the London Borough of Waltham Forest

And with the kind assistance of:
Carolyn Ward
Hedley and Fiona Goldberg

Soho Theatre Stories

Thu 21 July 2016

We often work with young company artists over a number of terms or years, to continue supporting and developing their work. Here are just a few of...


Thursdays 6-8pm

11-16 year olds

£75 *bursaries available

Soho Theatre have been busy taking theatre and comedy workshops to around 150 young people in and around Waltham Forest. Click here to apply Our T...

Comedy Lab: Skills

Saturdays (weekly), 1-3pm

16-20 year olds


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

21-26 year olds

£125 *bursaries available

Considering stepping into the spotlight for the first time? Want to work on your Stand-Up routine? Applications Closed Term 1 runs 15 Oct-17 Dec M...

Comedy Lab: Sketch

Saturdays (weekly),10am-12.30

21-26 year olds

£125 *bursaries available

Want to collaborate with other comedians to create work? Interested in sketch writing and performing? Applications Closed Term 1 runs 15 Oct-17 De...

Comedy Lab Plus

Saturdays (weekly), 12-2.30pm

21+ (no upper age limit) year olds

£125 *bursaries available

Already performing comedy but want to develop your skills further? Need industry advice? Applications Closed Term 1 runs 15 Oct-17 Dec Working alo...

Edinburgh Plus

Saturdays (weekly), 2.5 hrs (Time TBC)

21+ (no upper age limit) year olds

£100 *bursaries available

Taking a show up to the fringe? Want to develop & craft your show with theatre professionals? Course runs Apr-July Working alongside a professiona...

Writers’ Lab (16-26)

Tues, 6.30-9.30pm & Saturdays (monthly)

16-26 year olds

£150 *bursaries available

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

Writers' Lab (27+)

Weds, 6.30-9.30pm & Saturdays (monthly)

27+ (no upper age limit) year olds

£150 *bursaries available

Want to write a new play? Applications Closed We’re holding Writers’ Lab introductory workshops on Sat 6 Aug & 13 Aug Monthly workshops take p...

Writers' Alumni Group

Mon, 6.30-9.30pm (monthly)


If you’ve previously taken part in our Writers’ Lab and don’t feel quite ready to leave the Soho family then our Alumni group sounds like ju...

Cabaret/Drag Taster

Date & Time TBC

18-26 year olds

Are you a drag or cabaret artist looking to develop your act? Thinking about trying something new? Click here to apply Deadline Sun 21 Aug 6pm Soh...

SYC course feedback

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