HAC Young Creatives

An exciting Harrow Arts Centre programme providing industry skills and knowledge for young adults aged 19-26!

You'll find everything you need to know about the programme below!

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2024 - 2025 Term

What's on Offer:

Harrow Arts Centre is thrilled to announce the return of our Young Creatives programme, dedicated to empowering and nurturing the talents of young adults aged 19-26. This year, we are running a longer course in consultation with long-standing partners LUNG, and in collaboration with delivery partner Orange Skies Theatre. With various expert guest speakers, facilitators and professionals from the industry, the course will run over two terms from September 2024 - April 2025.

The Autumn term will offer introductory training within different areas of the creative industries, such as Acting, Writing, Directing and Choreography, with the intention of developing your skills and provide an overall creative toolkit for you moving forwards. The Spring term will focus on developing these skills into a full scale ensemble performance, finishing with an intensive week of rehearsals and showcase in the Elliott Hall Theatre at Harrow Arts Centre. This will be a much more collaborative term where the group will share ideas together.

Participants will delve into various aspects of the creative process, including acting, filming, directing, technical effects, and more. The programme goes beyond giving you hands-on skills, offering valuable insights and industry knowledge to support participants in kickstarting their careers in the creative sector. What’s more, the course is FREE OF CHARGE and we will PAY YOU for the intensive rehearsal and showcase time so that you don’t miss out on regular income!

For those aspiring to make their mark in the creative industries and collaborate with other like-minded artists, this programme provides a unique opportunity to experience life in the limelight, backstage and beyond. Don't miss out on this chance to jumpstart your creative career—apply now!

Orange Skies Theatre:

Delivery Partner for the 2024-25 programme.

Orange Skies is an acclaimed theatre and circus company led by Artistic Director Daisy Minto. They create performance and arts experiences, to touch hearts and entertain. Thier practice is interdisciplinary & collaborative; drawing predominately on theatre, circus arts, cabaret and installation. Liveness and congregation are crucial, structural and essential in all our work.

Their work has toured nationally and has been programmed at venues such as Norwich Theatre, Jacksons Lane, Royal and Derngate, Exeter Phoenix, Camden People’s Theatre, Assembly Edinburgh.


Consultancy Partner for the 2024-25 programme.

Founded in Barnsley in 2014, LUNG is a campaign led verbatim theatre company that tours work nationally. LUNG’s work is published by Bloomsbury and they have strong partnerships with Leeds Playhouse, The Lowry, Battersea Arts Centre and have developed work at the National Theatre Studio. LUNG have previously partnered with Harrow Arts Centre on the successful 'Roaring 20's' programme which initially inspired the creation of HAC's Young Creatives which LUNG delivered for the past two years.

Key Dates:

Term 1 - Skills:
Weekly Sessions (Thursdays)
12th September - 5th December 2024
6:30pm - 8:30pm
(Half Term break on 31st October 2024)

Term 2 - Collaborative Devising:
Weekly Sessions (Thursdays)
9th January - 27th March 2025
6:30pm - 8:30pm
(Half Term break on 20th February 2025)

Production Week:
Monday 31st March - Wednesday 2nd April 2025, 10am - 5pm

Showcase Performance:
Thursday 3rd April 2025, Time TBC

Thursday 10th April 2025, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

How to Apply:


Application Deadline: Thursday 15th August 2024, 11pm
Informal Interviews:
Week Commencing 19th August

We are particularly interested in hearing from applicants who are living or working in the London Borough of Harrow.

Any Questions?

We are on hand to answer any questions should you require further information or assistance! Please email any questions to Bethany.Baker@harrow.gov.uk