Zoo Co Young Company 

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 at Fairfield Halls in Croydon. The participants will co-create a show whilst developing their creative performance skills, learning Zoo Co’s theatre practice and creating accessible theatre. Our Young Company is a year-long commitment beginning in February, every Monday evening with performances at Fairfield Halls in September 2022. 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. 


During the year we will explore 

  • 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) 

How to apply? 


Applications are now open for February 2022! You do not need to have experience in theatre or performing arts to apply.

You should be available for all/ most dates detailed below: 


Weekly Young Company sessions start Monday 21st Feb - Monday 4th April and Monday 25th April - 18th July. There will be a 3-Day intensive during the Easter break.  


Workshops will be on Mondays 4.30 pm - 6.30 pm at Stanley Arts, South Norwood in term time only. 

(The space will be open from 4 pm 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 sarah@wearezooco.co.uk

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.