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Zoo Co runs four locality studios each week, in schools and community spaces around Croydon.

All our workshops use a co-creation model to create a performance led by the participants in the group. 
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Croydon Young Performers offers young people aged 8 - 18 workshops and training in contemporary performing arts. These are on Tuesdays during term time at Oasis Academy Shirley Park. The 5pm - 6pm sessions are for 8 - 13-year-olds and 6.15 - 7.30 pm sessions for 14 - 18-year-olds.  

Our Access Studio is led at Waddon Youth and Community Centre for young people with varying access needs, 13 - 25 years old. These are every Thursday (during term time) 5 - 7 pm. 

New Addington Centre is for 8 - 11-year-olds with special educational needs attending Merdian School. Young performers improve their acting and storytelling skills. Working with a theatre director our young companies make their own plays and share their stories.

How to Sign Up? 

Applications are open and you can join any time! You do not need to have experience in theatre or performing arts to apply. 

All the studios are in various locations and for different age groups. 

More information can be found on Croydon Music & Arts' website: 

If you would like this form in a different format or face any barriers to applying please contact

This project is in partnership with C3. C3 is the Croydon Creative Collective. Bringing together Croydon’s best arts organisations, C3 offers training for young people aged 14 -18 in dance, theatre and performance poetry. C3 Companies train and make work together. Each year C3 Live will showcase the best of Croydon’s young talent on professional stages. C3 is funded by Arts Council England’s Youth Performance Partnership Fund.

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