Mousetrap Theatre Projects

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StageXchange gives youth groups the opportunity to see a West End show followed by three, two hour, accompanying workshops in the youth group setting.

We are aiming to reach young people who have never been to a West End show before or at least would be unable to attend a production otherwise.

StageXchange generally works with 13-19 year olds, with 15+ young people per group.

APPLY ONLINE HERE. Someone will then get back to you to discuss a potential project in more detail.

Young people themselves can choose from a choice of shows, whilst we'll find a practitioner to suit your needs - the workshop content is up to you!

Past projects have included:

  • Drama - Family and Class issues (Billy Elliot at the Victoria Palace Theatre)
  • Building postive relationships and supporting each other (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at the Gielgud Theatre)
  • Staying safe online/social media (We Will Rock You)
  • Presenting yourself postitively (The Play That Goes Wrong at the Duchess Theatre)
  • Musical Theatre (Once at the Pheonix Theatre)
  • Forum Theatre (Othello at the Donmar Warehouse)
  • Physical Theatre (Some like it Hip Hop at the Peacock Theatre)
  • Issue-Based Theatre (Billy Elliot the Musical at the Victoria Palace Theatre)
  • Building Confidence (Wicked at the Apollo Theatre)
  • Devising your own show (Matilda at the Cambridge Theatre)

stagexchange aims to inspire creative work and increase understanding of the theatrical process, nurturing a realistic sense of what creative careers involve.

stagexchange will also build bridges with the community by bringing artists back into the youth group setting, to mentor group leaders in a relationship which can continue beyond the initial project.

"For some, although not immediately evident, this trip will have an impact that will last throughout their life" - Youth Worker, Castlecombe Youth Centre

Cost:£5 per theatre ticket, plus your own transportation costs

For more information:

For more information on stagexchange, please call Jennifer on 020 7632 4122 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

StagePractice booklet: How to start drama with your youth group, an introductory guide DOWNLOAD HERE

stagexchange is generously supported by 

The Holbeck Charitable Trust          


Once groups have taken part in a StageXchange project, they will be offered the opportunity to continue their development by taking part in this 6 week programme. NextStage uses drama and other creative methods to help participants develop a greater understanding of skills needed to move forward  into the creative industries job market.


  • Enhance personal effectiveness in areas such as confidence, communication, behaviour, assertiveness and anger management.
  • Making participants prepared for their next step towards employment.
  • Build confidence in key skills such as telephone manner and giving a presentation
  • Develop and practice language appropriate for the work place.
  • Develop a clear understanding of the importance of body language and making a good first impression and practice interviewing.

To register your interest in a nextstage project please click HERE

Once you have completed the expression of interest form, someone will contact you within two weeks to discuss a potential project in more detail. 

For more information please contact Jennifer on 0207 632 4122 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


nextstage is generously supported by

The Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation





Contact Us

Mousetrap Theatre Projects
33 Shaftesbury Avenue,

Visitors: Entrance is on Rupert Street

t: 020 7632 4111
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Registered charity number 1053434

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