"It's made us more confident...meeting new people"

Troupe participant

Troupe is a group for young people in care and care leavers, offering a unique opportunity to get involved in theatre by seeing shows and shadowing professionals. Troupe offers:

Monthly Theatre Trips

Every month we meet up for a bite to eat before visiting one of Newcastle’s cultural venues to see a professional theatre show. The shows are chosen by the group. Performances will often be accompanied by

  • A short workshop beforehand with our team to explore the themes of the show we’re going to see

  • A question and answer session with the cast and creative team after the show

  • A backstage tour

  • Meeting the artists involved in making the show

Master Classes with professional artists

We work with professional local artists to provide one off workshops to explore different skills in theatre and performing arts, this can range from stand up comedy to lighting, set design or sound recording.

Opportunities to shadow artists on theatre projects

Curious Monkey is a theatre company and every year we make a new show. We offer shadowing opportunities for young people to work alongside our creative teams to gain experience of different roles within the theatre.

We provide: 

Travel to and from the theatre or workshop

Free theatre tickets for young people and a carer

Refreshments at trips and workshops

Open to young people in the North East with a care background or living in supported accommodation aged 14 – 18.

Are you a social worker or support worker wanting to bring a young person or group of young people? Click here for more information.