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Two members of CFYT stand in the rehearsal room. One is holding a script, which they appear to be discussing.

What's the best way to learn? For a lot of people, and certainly when it comes to working with young people, hands-on experience is ideal. Our Young Practitioner programme runs across the academic year (September-July), and provides mentoring, practical masterclasses and experience-based learning. Supported by CFT staff in a small group, we focus on personal development.

Each year we work with individuals who may face barriers to engaging in the arts, and the programme is designed to bridge the leap from college or sixth form to university, or for those wanting to go to drama school or start a career in the arts.

The young practitioners lead their own sessions, providing a route towards professional roles in this area. We've seen previous participants go on to work as freelance artists, as trainees and in entry level posts at different theatres, in education settings, and study at drama schools.

Think this might be a good fit for you? Email [email protected] to find out more and we’ll also add you to our mailing list for when applications open.

We would like to say a huge thank you to the Noël Coward Foundation for generously supporting the Young Practitioners Programme. We can't wait to see what this new generation of arts professionals go on to achieve.