Young Pleasance

Young Pleasance

What can you receive?
Free training


4 January 2024

Young Pleasance is dedicated to offering dynamic, excellent and professional theatre opportunities for young people through workshops and large-scale productions delivered by our ambitious creative team.

Having produced annual original productions for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe since 1995 the company have established an excellent reputation at the Fringe with audiences and critics alike.

Based at Pleasance London for rehearsals, the company then performs in Edinburgh at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

  • Before you apply, please read the Young Pleasance Information Pack to find out more.
  • How do I apply? Click here to apply by written or audio format.
  • Deadline to apply? 10am on Thursday 4th January, 2024.
  • What is it? Each year Young Pleasance creates a company of young aspiring creatives (performers and non-performers). The company specialise in large-scale ensemble work, creating dynamic and original shows with high production values and runs for two weeks at the Fringe. Having staged original productions for the Fringe for the last 25 years, the company has launched the careers of many performers, writers, directors and technicians.
  • Who is it for? Participants aged 16-21 interested in both on and off-stage theatre roles.
  • What do you get? The Edinburgh Festival Fringe production gives young performers and backstage crew a professional theatre experience, creating a large-scale production, before and during the largest arts festival in the world.
  • Where will the auditions be? Fun workshop auditions are held at Pleasance, Islington on the Saturday 27th January, 2024.
  • What are the costs? All places are subsidised by Pleasance! A participation fee of £995 applies and there are means-tested bursaries available.
  • If you have any questions, please contact

To be eligible, you must be:

  1. Aged 16-21 in August 2024
  2. Available for auditions/interviews on Saturday 27th January, 2024.
  3. Available for an Easter workshop from the 8th-12th April 2024, along with rehearsals and performances in London and Edinburgh from the 20th July to 12th August 2024.
  4. A versatile performer with vocal and physical skills OR interested in a backstage role ie stage management, lighting, sound or costume

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