The Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch has today announced the launch of its new Young Changemakers programme. This programme is designed to make sure that young people’s views inform the way the organisation is run – from advising on communications, fundraising and strategy, to acting as ambassadors at events.

The Theatre successfully recruited ten extremely passionate and talented young people, aged 18 – 25, from a wide range of backgrounds, including university students, drama school students and young professionals. The Young Changemakers are Helen Cox, Sherwin Douki, Charlie Hayward, Rebekah Lewis, Jamie Liddle, Efua Lindsay, Lucy Mason, Rowanne Simpson, Lewis Wood and Victoria Vickers.

The Young Changemakers will play a vital role in ensuring the Theatre’s commitment to engaging young people, and creating future generations of young theatre-goers. They will be a representative for young people, and act as an advocate for the Theatre in their own communities.

The group will meet six times formally throughout the year, with each meeting taking on a different project, crucial to the Theatre’s decision making process. The first meeting took place last night, Tuesday 15 January, with the group organising a networking and workshop session for Under 26s for the Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch’s next production, DNA, directed by the Theatre’s Artistic Director Douglas Rintoul. This Under 26s workshop takes place on Saturday 9 February at 7.30pm and is open to the general public. Tickets are £5 and provide access to the workshop and ticket entry to see DNA afterwards at 8pm. Booking in advanced is recommended. The Young Changemakers will manage the social media marketing campaign around it, organise attendance from the actors and director and facilitate the workshop.

If you are aged between 18 and 25 and would like to be involved in the Young Changemakers programme, or would like to know more about the work they do, please contact mirandaw@queens-theatre.co.uk or click here. 

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