Who we are








Who we are


Who we are








Who we are

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.


"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"

The Guardian





Adam Coleman
Executive Director

Ned Glasier
Artistic Director

Maa-Yarkor Addo  
Resident Director

Kadisha Williams

Associate Artists
James Blakey
Charlie Damigos
Emily Lim

Board of Trustees
Lorne Campbell (Chair), Francesca Buckland (Vice Chair), James Kempton, Nafeesah Butt, Joanna Down, Jayne Gold & Emily Anstead.

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

Registered charity number: 1169024
Registered company number: 10295645


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. 

Taster/Drop in Sessions
If you are a young person, the best way to find out about our work is by coming along to one of our regular drop-in workshops Act One, co-run with Platform.  

This is an opportunity to work with directors trained by Company Three and experience how we work. You can come as often as you like.

Thursdays in term time, 5-7pm at Platform


Training for theatre-makers









Training for Directors and Writers

Training for theatre-makers









Training for Directors and Writers

Over the last six years, Company Three has developed a system of creating new 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 and particularly the development of a devising language that helps young people and professional artists collaborate on an equal basis. 

Making Theatre with Young People
November/December 2017 - dates to be confirmed

This three day course course explores how we start building source material for new work and how to create work 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.

Delivered in association with Platform Islington.

Course Timetable (see dates above)
Tuesday - 10am - 5pm
Wednesday - 12 - 8pm (including evening session with Company Three members)
Thursday - 10am - 5pm

Who should apply? 
This course is suitable for all those with some experience of directing/writing/making theatre and/or working with young people.  It may suit participatory artists/faciliators looking to extend their experience or emerging/established professional directors and writers who would like to develop their practice to include working with young people.

£350 - payable in advance.  
Early Bird Offer - £295

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

To apply, please send your CV with a covering letter (no more than 400 words) stating why you wish to be considered for the course and what you hope to get out of it. 

Send your CV and covering letter to maa-yarkor@companythree.co.uk

Deadline for applications
(Early Bird deadline TBC)

If you have any queries, please contact Maa-Yarkor Addo on 0207 609 9651 or via email

"I left it each day inspired and filled with ideas of how to put what I had learnt into practice" 

"I came away from the course feeling revitalised with new knowledge, shared experience and lots of really practical resources to work with and from"

"Thank you for such an inspiring three days and for being so willing to share your experience, where others would be so guarded and protective over it"


Work with us










Work with us

Work with us










Work with us


We are looking for experienced, enthusiastic and committed people to join our Board of Trustees, the body with overall responsibility for Company Three’s governance as a registered charity.

Being a trustee with Company Three is a special experience – a chance to become part of a friendly, inspiring, welcoming and highly ambitious company with big plans for the next few years.

We are open to expressions of interest from potential trustees from all backgrounds, but are particularly interested in the following areas of expertise:

Charity/Board Management

Theatre in found spaces
Academic - university and research level

We welcome and encourage applications from people from all backgrounds however we particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates as we feel it is important that our Board reflects the rich diversity of young people that we work with.

Deadline for expressions of interest: Monday 18 September

Please apply by email and CV, not using the form on this page.


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[Do not use this for trustee applications]

Step 1
Save your cover letter and CV as a single PDF document with the following filename:

surname-firstname-jobtitle (e.g. azille-antione-producer)

Send this to hello@companythree.co.uk

Step 2
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