Shakespeare Young Company is now in its 7th year at Playbox Theatre, bringing a specialised focus for young people interested in developing their confidence, skills and techniques to perform in the plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaries.

When accepted in SYC, the ensemble train in the studio, participate in the Shakespeare Lab, create productions for a variety of theatre, outdoor venues and tours. In 2014 four SYC original productions played in the USA at Santa Monica Playhouse.

SYC is divided into a series of ensembles. Pucks provides a thorough introduction to younger actors of the ensemble, followed by graduation into the SYC companies.

In order to be a member of SYC, you must additionally train weekly in one of our Theatre workshops, ensuring that all young actors enage with theatre skills and practitioners from across the arts spectrum.

Admission to SYC is by audition. To subscribe to our mailing

list for SYC audition details, please email


We now invite applications to join Playbox Theatre's Shakespeare Young Company for the 2017–18 season. AUDITIONS will be held on Mon 20th and Tues 21st March, 5.00pm.

To apply, send your name and contact details to

Auditionees should prepare 15 lines of Shakespeare to present at their audition.


Young Company





The Dream Factory, Stratford Road, CV34 6LE

Pucks - Friday 4.30-5.00pm

SYC - Friday 5.30-7.00pm