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Zoo Co Young Company is for 14 - 18 year-olds interested in Theatre and Performing Arts as a hobby or career. This is an opportunity for young people to devise a professional show as a company which will be performed as part of the London Borough of Culture. The participants will co-create a show whilst developing their creative performance skills, learning Zoo Co’s theatre practice and creating accessible theatre. This is open to young people with various access needs, please let us know if you/your young person has any access requirements. 

The workshops will be led by Zoo Co’s Artistic Director Flo O'Mahony. Theatre practitioners and industry professionals will lead guest workshops allowing the participants to gain a broad range of skills during your/their time with us.

We are now casting for our new show which will be written and directed by industry professional artists! Rehearsals will take place over the next 3 terms with the performances in the summer of 2024, contact us to apply.



  • Acting 

  • Movement

  • Telling stories visually

  • Story structures

  • Working as an ensemble

  • Creative risk-taking

  • Creating accessible theatre (for example, creative captioning, incorporating BSL and relaxed performances) 

Our safeguarding policy can be viewed here. If you need a Word version of this document for better compatibility with a screen reader, please email


Applications are now open! You do not need to have experience in theatre or performing arts to apply. You should be available for workshops every Monday (during term time) from 5pm - 7pm at Stanley Arts, South Norwood in term time only.  (The space will be open from 4:30pm if you attend a local school and want a space to eat/ chill out before) If you are under 18, we will need parent/ carer permission for you to take part.

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 13 -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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