Youth Groups



StageXchange is a programme for youth groups serving disadvantaged communities and groups for young people in specific circumstances, such as young carers and those in care.

StageXchange includes:

  • A series of 6 drama-based workshops, which can be on any theme and tailored to suit your needs

  • A group visit to see a West End show

Workshops are delivered by expert Creative Practitioners in your youth group setting/’home’ venue.

StageXchange aims:

  • To inspire young people who might not have done any drama previously

  • To help participants develop confidence and life skills, including communication and creativity

    Cost:  £25 contribution from your youth group + £5 per theatre ticket


Subject to funding, we can run StageXchange projects at any time throughout the year. Please complete this short enquiry form and we’ll take it from there!

We discovered talents we didn’t know were in our group. Everyone is opening up like beautiful rose buds! It’s been fabulous – every workshop is brilliant! We’ve seen a huge difference in such a short time, our young people are so committed to the project and their confidence and self-esteem has grown.
The group have definitely become more confident and focused. Young people took part in this project who I never thought would get involved in drama! They’ve all really surprised me by how engaged they’ve been.

Our current StageXchange projects are funded by the7Stars Foundation

Next Stage

All groups who have participated in StageXchange will have the opportunity to expand on their experience and take part in Next Stage.

Next Stage is a 6-part programme which uses drama to help participants develop their aims for their own 'next stage'. From interview techniques to pitching and presentation skills, the focus is on developing participants’ employability through discussion and drama-based activities, including role-play.

Key Outcomes

  • Greater self-awareness and self-confidence

  • Increased confidence to try new things

  • Broader outlook on the world and increased cultural awareness

  • Greater empathy, listening skills and improved behaviour towards their peers

  • Collaboration and team-playing skills

  • More clarity on career goals and aims

Please note: Next Stage is only open to groups who have participated on StageXchange programme.

Next Stage is generously supported by The London Community Foundation’s SEGRO Community Fund