The Participation department curates and delivers a programme of work for young people and community groups; creating artistically ambitious collaborations with the Royal Court’s season of work. The department provides an insight into theatre through workshops, residencies and events, each with the explicit aim of developing a deeper relationship with the Royal Court. Through our participation projects, opportunities are provided to learn from leading artists and facilitators in current theatre practice. We welcome, engage, facilitate and nurture new voices across communities, at the Royal Court and beyond, creating pathways into the industry. We promote agency and ambition in making new theatre and offer active, direct experiences to be part of the pioneering work of the Royal Court. We proactively reach beyond our immediate community to galvanise change and harness those who want to contribute and influence the theatre of our future.

Participation is supported by The Backstage Trust, The Aurum Charitable Trust, The Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust, Chapman Charitable Trust, CHK Charities Limited, The Ernest Cook Trust, Noël Coward Foundation, The Haberdashers’ Company, John Lyon’s Charity, Orange Tree Trust and Richard Radcliffe Charitable Trust.