C3_Head_Cynthia.jpg
C3_Head_Hercules2.jpg
C3_Head_Course.jpg
C3_Head_teddy2.jpg
C3_Head_Cynthia.jpg

Who we are


"What Company Three is doing is not social work but art; art that stands shoulder to shoulder with some of the most inventive and high quality theatre currently being made in the UK"

Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

SCROLL DOWN

Who we are


"What Company Three is doing is not social work but art; art that stands shoulder to shoulder with some of the most inventive and high quality theatre currently being made in the UK"

Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

Company Three creates a space in which young people can talk to adults, and in which adults will really listen.

Originally formed as Islington Community Theatre in 2008, we are a company of 75 young people aged 11-19.  We make theatre through long-term, intensive collaboration between our members and professional theatre-makers.

We're based in Islington, North London, one of the most diverse and unequal boroughs in the UK. Our members are nominated or referred to us by local teachers, youth workers and social workers as young people who are particularly likely to benefit from our work.  

Our plays are part of ongoing conversation about what it means to be a teenager.  We train our members as theatre-makers, helping them to understand themselves and the world around them, and to create work that allows them to express who they are.

We make our plays through a process of research and development, early-stage scratch (experimental performances) and professional productions.

Our work has been seen at the National Theatre, at the Royal Albert Hall, Battersea Arts Centre, The Yard Theatre, on Channel 4 and the BBC.  We do most of our early stage work in London's exceptional youth arts hub, Platform.

We were awarded the Dan Crawford Award for Innovation at the 2017 Empty Space.. Peter Brook Awards.

As a small charity, we receive no guaranteed income beyond the support of our friends and a small group of brilliant trusts and foundations. Please consider helping us to do our work by becoming a friend.

 

 

Staff
Ned Glasier
Artistic Director

Becky Martin
Executive Director

Amanda Castro
Producer

Angie Peña Arenas
Administration and Projects Coordinator

Associate Artists
Charlie Damigos
Emily Lim

Board of Trustees
Mars Lord (Chair), Francesca Buckland (Vice Chair), James Kempton, Lorne Campbell, Nafeesah Butt, Daniel Oluwasanya, Monika Parkinson, Natasha Bonnelame & Michelle Agdomar

Company Three Theatre Ltd is a charitable company limited by guarantee.

Registered charity number: 1169024
Registered company number: 10295645

C3_Head_Hercules2.jpg

Nominating a young person


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nominating and getting involved

Nominating a young person


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nominating and getting involved

Company Three recruit all our members through schools, local social workers and youth workers, other local organisations and through our partnership with Platform.

Nominating a young person
Young people are generally nominated at Year 7 or 8 by teachers and other professionals because they are likely to benefit from being part of our work. Our criteria for this is broad and flexible: we value the opinion of adults who have a long-standing relationship with the young person they are nominating.  

If you are a teacher or other professional working with young people in Islington and would like to refer a young person to us, please fill in the form on this page. 

C3_Head_Course.jpg

Training for theatre-makers


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Training for Directors and Writers

Training for theatre-makers


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Training for Directors and Writers

Company Three has developed a system of creating theatre that puts young people at the heart of the creative process.  

We run a range of courses exploring the key ideas that underpin our work, including how young people and professional artists can collaborate on an equal basis. 

 

Making Theatre with Young People

Next course dates 21 - 23 May 2019
Platform Islington (nearest tube Finsbury Park)

This three day course led by our artistic director Ned Glasier explores how we develop source material into new plays created with large and small groups of young people.  We also discuss our unique recruitment model, workshop structure and ethos.

During the course, participants work through a series of practical exercises, discussions and reflection, including a practical session with young people from Company Three's core company.

Who is it for?
*Participatory artists working with young people
*Professional writers and directors who want to develop their work with young people
*Youth theatre directors
*Youth workers and teachers

Course Structure
Tuesday - 10am - 5pm
Wednesday - 1pm - 8pm (including evening session with Company Three members)
Thursday - 10am - 5pm

Cost
£350 - payable in advance.  

* We are able to offer a two-part payment plan if you need to pay in installments. We regret that we are not able to offer refunds if you cancel your place and we are unable to fill it with another paying participant.

We are able to offer a limited number of discounted places for people from underrepresented groups.

How to apply
We want to ensure that participants gain as much as possible from this course and in order to ensure the quality of experience, places are limited.

To apply, please send your CV with a short email by Monday 1 April stating why you wish to be considered for the course and what you hope to get out of it to hello@companythree.co.uk

If you wish to apply for a discounted place, please state this clearly in your letter.

If you have any queries, please contact Company Three on 0207 609 9651 or via email


Wrighting and Writing

Next course dates 6 & 7 June 2019
Company Three HQ (nearest station Highbury & Islington/Holloway Road)

This course is for people who have already attended C3's Making Theatre for Young People course and want to explore the process of structuring and writing plays made with young people in more detail. It is particularly aimed at artists with less experience of playwrighting, though playwrights working with young people are welcome too.

The two day course explores how we capture young people's voices, think about structure and write plays. It will include a quick refresher on the Source - Performance process and a chance to work with C3 members in the Den - our informal making space for our members.

This is a first draft of this new course and participants will help us review and shape it as it's delivered. For this reason, this edition of the course is available at the discounted rate of £150.

Course Structure
Thursday - 10.30am - 8pm (including an evening session with Company Three members)
Friday- 10.30pm - 5pm

Cost
£150 - payable in advance.  

* We are able to offer a two-part payment plan if you need to pay in installments. We regret that we are not able to offer refunds if you cancel your place and we are unable to fill it with another paying participant.

We are able to offer a limited number of subsidised places for people from underrepresented groups.

How To Apply
To apply, please email hello@companythree.co.uk by Tuesday 7 May with a short paragraph detailing when you participated in the original course and what you’re up to now.

If you have any queries, please contact Company Three on 0207 609 9651 or via email.

"This has been the most informative and invigorating training I have ever participated in.

It was an absolute joy and I am so grateful to have been able to do it.

It has made me reassess how I facilitate workshops and how I am going to structure a devising process with young people.

I can't wait to get going. Thank you."

Elin Schofield
Sheffield People's Theatre

 

"As somebody with limited experience directing and working with young people it was the perfect toolkit to help me generate material with young practitioners and craft their material into meaningful performance...

I was able to apply these methods directly to the project that I was working on with a group of teenagers from mid-Wales and the consequence was the show being short-listed for best production for young people at the Wales Theatre Awards.

So many insights and discoveries from the course very much inform my process today more than 12 months later."

Paul Jenkins, Theatr Iolo

“I didn't expect the course to be as playful and loving as it was and I feel I have walked away with more wisdom and knowledge that I could have expected to - the course exceeded my expectations.“ 

Course Participant

 
 
C3_Head_teddy2.jpg

Work with us


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Work with us

Work with us


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Work with us

Lead Theatre Artists/Directors - Call Out

Company Three is looking to expand our pool of lead artists: the people who run our projects, devise and direct our plays and have an important role in supporting our strategic development.

We would like to meet directors and theatre-makers who have a proven track record of leading work with young people and an active interest in making new work.

We are particularly keen to meet artists who:

  • Are committed to making theatre with young people as a key part of their practice;

  • Are interested in exploring and developing practice around devising and working with young people;

  • Are from Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic, LGBTQI+ and/or working class backgrounds, have a disability and/or have a direct connection to Islington.

Please only get in touch if you have experience of leading or directing productions with young people. We will be advertising opportunities for artists with less experience (eg for assistant, facilitator or associate roles) later in the year.


Getting in touch

We will be processing expressions of interest on a rolling basis, so please get in touch now by sending us a short email and your CV to hello@companythree.co.uk

Deadline: 10am, Friday 1 July 2019.

Company Three has a policy of replying to everyone who expresses interest in working with us and we promise to get back to you after the closing date, whether or not we are able to meet you.